Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Friday, December 24, 2010

My Christmas Miracle ~ Happy Birthday Desi

The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.  Pablo Casals 


23 years ago, my oldest daughter was born.  I won’t tell the detailed story here as I did in my book, Life Lines: Celebrate Your Journey.  I will say this story is my own Christmas miracle.  A child born with a fatal congenital defect, every hour a precious gift; every moment that I was allowed to stroke her skin a blessing as she lay in a neonatal crib with IV’s, chest tubes, respirator & ventilator keeping her alive.  As you can see from the pictures, she is healthy & thriving after an experimental surgery @ the University of Virginia saved her life.  She arrived full circle, graduating this past May from UVA.


This time of year is a double celebration for our family and I’m ever thankful for this blessing. 

Happy Birthday Baby!


  1. She is beautiful! Happy Birthday to her!

  2. Dawn - Many blessings to you, your daughter and your entire family.

  3. That's a beautiful post! Happy birhtday to her!

  4. Thank you all! Hard to watch our babies grow up...but necessary to let them fly


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