This morning the Lord blessed my family with a Christmas miracle.
My niece, Olivia, quit breathing this morning in her father's arms. She turned blue. Her parents worst fears played out before their eyes as they called 911 and my brother in love started rescue breathing. After what must have seemed like an eternity to them my precious niece opened her eyes and began breathing on her own again. She is stable now and has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is on oxygen and IV antibiotics. This Christmas will be spent in the hospital as she is surrounded by loved ones and of course her favorite flashcards to flip through. (She has low functioning autism so if you are the child of an autistic parent then you understand ;)
This Christmas will find me on my knees singing praises to the giver of Life. He has blessed us beyond words on this Christmas Eve and our hearts will forever sing his praises. For the second time in my nieces 6 years of life, her guardian angel (aka as her father) was by her side at just the right minute to bring her back to life and restore her breathing. He is a firefighter, paramedic and hero.
Please join me in praying for a quick recovery and for her family who will spend this Christmas by her side praying their own prayers of Thanksgiving.
To God be the Glory!