When I started this blog, I was amazed at how easily the words flowed through my fingers. I had a lot to write about apparently. I wrote this post just the other day while doing some serious soul searching. And just yesterday I had an epiphany of sorts.
I love sharing stories about my turkeys and our life. But there is so much more in this world I want to share with you. I want to use this blog for good. That’s a pretty vague statement, I realize. But when the words “Miracle Monday” popped into my head yesterday, I started thinking.
Whenever, I hear the word miracle, an image of my boys when they were first born immediately materializes in my toddler hazed brain. I started thinking about all of the women I have known who have given birth prematurely and the stories behind those births. I also started thinking about all the families I have known who have children that have overcome medical conditions. I want to give those children and their families a voice.
Their stories are of hope. Their stories are of perserverance. Their stories are of faith. Their stories are of triumph over tragedy.
I want other parents in similar situations to find my blog and read these stories of real people and real children overcoming the most extreme obstacles. Real stories of real people and how their faith, hope and love helped them to overcome the most daunting of times.
I am so happy to announce that “Miracle Baby Monday” is coming to my blog. Every Monday, beginning April 9, I will feature one family and their story. I will provide a forum for their voice to be heard.
There are three lovely ladies who have volunteered to share their stories. Two of these ladies gave birth to micropreemies, their babies were born weighing right around a pound. The other beautiful woman delivered two preemies less than 15 months apart. I am so grateful that these women have decided to help me get my idea off the ground.
While these are stories regarding premature babies, I want to stress that I would like to share stories of other miracle children as well. If you would like to share your story or know someone who would be interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the next several weeks, I will be switching my blog over to wordpress and will have my own domain. This is a little frightening for me, but after doing some research and speaking with a wonderful technologically savvy friend who has offered her assistance, I’ve decided the move is necessary.
I will continue posting until my launch date and I have plenty of new stories to amuse you with, including one about the turkeys and golf. That’s a fun one.