Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Miracles Make Wonderful Memories

Fourteen years ago today, the Lord delivered a miracle into my husband’s and my life. We named him Christian Michael and we call him Michael.

This is Michael at 6 years old. He loved playing pirate. He also loved playing with his action figures.....

He was born 2 months early at 28 weeks and weighed 1 pound 10 ounces. My son and I had a 50/50 chance of living through the emergency surgery to deliver him and the Lord spared us both.  He was the size of a coke can in the palm of your hand. He didn’t have any eyebrows or fingernails. He looked like a miniature old man.

We had prayed for the possibility of a baby. I had two beautiful teenage girls and a failed marriage. My new husband didn’t have any children and I was his first wife. We asked for a boy.

I became pregnant at 41 and the Lord told my husband he was having a son. I feared a Down’s Syndrome baby. We never imagined the journey we would go through with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsey in his legs, but the Lord never left us through it all.

Today Michael is a quiet (when he is not around his Dad!), sensitive teenager who loves basketball, the LA Lakers, and playing XBox 360 (today he got Kinect for his XBox as our gift to him). He is past the braces and into the retainers. He is going to be tall and he has a head full of thick curls. He has been called a genius. He is very creative and writes novels and comic books. He excels in language arts and not so much in Math. He loves hanging out with his Dad. They do all the typical guy things together. He is a good boy.

As a baby and a little boy he seemed to always draw people to himself. We had people give us a word from the Lord about him. He is learning and growing in the Lord and we know God has a unique plan for his life. He has been preparing Michael and us for it through all the trials and experiences he has already gone through in 14 years.

Enjoying a Subway sub today on his birthday. We spent a quiet day fishing on the Erie Canal....

We celebrate one more precious year with you Michael! Happy Birthday!

 AnnMarie :)


  1. awwwww:) What a great celebration of your son. You are truly blessed!!

  2. Thanks for sharing - What a great story about triumph over difficulty. What an adventure parenting is -- We never know what is down the road -- but we know that the Lord will bless us and use whatever we go through for His glory.

  3. very beautiful...like his Mom. I love you.

  4. What an absolutely awesome story! Thank you for sharing your heart, and a mother's love.

  5. What a miracle - thanks for sharing

  6. We all were very blessed that he came into our lives! I love him very much and cant believe how much he has grown! He is the best brother a sister could ever have!

  7. What an awesome miracle that happened in your life! The Lord was so faithful to you and your family.

  8. What a precious gift for you and your family - a beautiful life that can only be explained by the power and healing of God. I love this post!! I enjoyed your pictures of him very much.

  9. God is so very faithful! What a beautiful miracle!


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