There is a great challenge going on over at The Paper Variety, to create a project about or for a child.
I decided to do a layout about my daughter Sara. She is now 20 years old, but came into the world a little to early and with many complications. I had a troubled pregnancy to start with, and had to have monthly sonograms. In my 33rd week I started to have contractions. I contacted my doctor and was told to pack a bag and head to the hospital where I was to be put on bed rest. We had an hours drive to Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. God was with me the whole drive, because as soon as we arrived at the hospital, my placenta ripped and I hemorrhaged. Had this happen in the car we would have lost Sara and quite possibly myself.
For a preemie she was a good size, 6 1/2 pounds. A series of tests were run on her and besides having sleep apnea, she was born with five holes in her heart. We were told that her heart worked five times the normal rate to pump blood through her little body. For the first year of her life she was hooked up to a heart and respitory monitor. At the age of 16 months she under went heart surgery to repair the holes. When I think back about it now, I remember how scary it was. I was ever so thankful for the monitor that was a part of her life for the first year. Many a time the alarm would go off in the middle of the night, and we would go to check on her only to find that she had stopped breathing, and that we had to administer CPR. She was and is truly a gift from God. This is the first layout I have done on this subject, and I don't believe I have ever shared this story about my precious daughter Sara with my blogger friends.
Miracles do happen, as I truly believe that God watched over my little baby girl .
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie