Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Miraculous, Magnificent - A little girl named Morgan Kate

November is prematurity awareness month, and a year ago, I did not know anything about prematurity, much less that there is a whole month dedicated to it!

Through one amazing little girl by the name of Morgan Kate, I have had the opportunity to learn a little bit about premature babies.

Morgan Kate is the 1 year old daughter of our friends Travis and Heather. Last August, Heather delivered MK at just 25 weeks and 4 days. While the past year has been a lot of hard work for all 3 of them, they have made it through and have an incredible story they so generously share with all of us.

When I thought about what I would write today, I realized that there was no way I could put into words what Travis, Heather, and MK have been through. I myself cannot understand it.

But there are some things I do know:

* MK is an angel, put on this Earth to teach us all about what's really important in life.

* Faith and trust in God can get you through anything.

* God has a purpose in all that He does - even if we can't always see that reason at the time.

* Never underestimate anyone, no matter their size.

* The best things really do come in small packages:)

To MK,
You are such an amazing little girl and I have enjoyed watching you grow over this past year. You never cease to amaze me. From the first time I saw you lying in your isolette in the NICU, I knew you were special. I just didn't realize at the time how much you were going to teach me about faith, love, and determination. I am so proud of you sweet girl - I can't wait to watch the wonderful young lady I know you will become.

'Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.'
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

If you'd like to read more of MK's story, click here.

MK the day she was born.

A happy, healthy MK today!


Kathy Hardison said...

Oh Amanda, I can barely see the computer screen throught the tears. What an absolute touching tribute to MK, Heather and Travis. It has been the love and support of friends like you that have helped us in this journey....thank you so much for being you! We anxiously await your sweet little bundle!

Anonymous said...

Carol Herlong said:

A beautiful baby that has touched so many lives. We thank God for His wonderful blessings.

Anonymous said...

Morgan kate is loved by all of us.

What a beautiful tribute you gave her.

You, my wonderful daughter-in-law, are so very special to us.

You already know how much I love all three of you!!

You are a blessing to our family.

I can hardly wait till April.