God's Little Miracles...

Silmara was one of the most vibrant and animated ladies I've ever met.  As we, the team from Canada, worked alongside her, we struggled to say her name, so she wrote it in the sand with a stick.  She absolutely loved handicrafts, as many Brazilian women do, and took a real liking to Gwen, who was leading the class on cross-stitch at Free Flight for the next three weeks.  Through a translator, we found out that she and her husband, Alair, had been married for 8 years, and she was in tears as she told us of one of her heart's greatest desires.  They had been praying for a baby for so long.  I was saddened as I listened to her story, and when I returned to Canada with the team, I kept in contact with her.

One day I was checking my emails, and I found a message from her saying that she was pregnant.  I was overjoyed for her, and even more happy when I heard about little Kaitlyn's arrival.

When Jake and I visited Free Flight a couple of weeks ago, she was one of the first people that I saw, and we had a chance to catch up.  I finally met her precious little girl, and discovered what a miracle it is that she is even alive.  The pregnancy itself was high risk, and Kaitlyn almost died.

But God gave Silmara and Alair this precious gift.  She's now three years old, and, as Silmara put it, has her daddy wrapped around her little finger.  To see Silmara with her daughter is so wonderful, she calls her "my little treasure", and you can see the gift and blessing Kaitlyn's been to her.

Let's celebrate the gift of life and blessing that God gives to each and every one of us, and let's rejoice with Silmara and Alair for the blessing of their precious little girl.



Singinglady said...

Hi Ash
This was a very beautiful story and I am sure it was a great joy for you to meet your friend once again and see her lovely child.
God is good! PTL!
Lots of love from NAN

Anonymous said...

Oh! Ash...I know it was a thrill to be able to get to see your friend again and especially her beautiful little girl!!! I can relate to the dear mother...we could not have children and God placed one of the most beautiful, precious little baby girl in our hands to adopt!! We brought her home from the hospital when she was two days old...now she's 41 and has a beautiful little granddaughter for us, who is 16!! Yes, and NAN says, "God is good"!!
Love and prayers,