The miracle of life

Miracel of life

This evening I was scrolling down my news feed and was delighted to see a picture of friends celebrating the arrival of their little baby boy born today – their fourth child. I shared my excitement with them and carried on scrolling….. The next photo was of a little baby of a friend of a friend also born today. This little boy is fighting for his life. His lungs aren’t working properly and he’s struggling to breath. He lives in Hawaii and has had to be flown to an island miles away from his mummy. His mummy hasn’t even had a chance to hold him yet. My heart went out to them. I was moved to tears and lifted them up in prayer….. As I carried on scrolling I saw a scan picture from a friend who was announcing she is twelve weeks pregnant with her first baby…. The next status was of the excited faces of friends celebrating the arrival of their baby girl born today. I sent my genuine and heartfelt congratulations to both families…. Further down my news feed there was a family celebrating their son’s eighth birthday. This little boy is a miracle child. As a baby he was diagnosed with a very rare brain condition and his parents were told he wouldn’t live past the age of two. He has defied all the odds and is growing up into a strong and healthy young boy…… The very next notification is from another family with a child with the exact same brain condition. Their little girl was also eight when she passed away just a few days ago. The family were thanking people for their condolences and posted a heart-wrenching video celebrating the life of their beautiful little girl….. Life is a miracle, yet it is also fleeting. Today I am counting my blessings and reminded to make the most of every minute of every day.

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