Recently I watch The Odd Life Of Timothy Green at a screening. I had seen the trailer before and honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not. I slowly fell in love with this movie. It’s a tearjerker that makes you think about your own family so below I’m going to share a story about when Isabella was born.
When I was pregnant with Isabella from the get go it was a hard pregnancy. My body just does not like being pregnant. I had gestational diabetes and she kept trying to come out early. Time and time again they would have to stop the labor and finally put me on bed rest. July 3rd 2003, she wasn’t having it anymore. She decided that she was coming regardless of what anyone thought. I went to the hospital that night and they had to wheel me in for an emergency c-section that next morning. During the c-section I was in and out of it and they immediately took her away to the NICU because she was having trouble breathing. She literally was born among fireworks blasting.
Once they got me to the room they began telling me she was under an oxyhood because her lungs were not developed all the way and she was also under a light because she was jaundice. I didn’t get to go see my baby for 3 days. Little Gabriel was almost 3 at that time and took a card with an angel on it and placed it beside her oxyhood. He said it would make our little angel heal quicker. The next day I was able to hold Isabella our little firework angel. We’ve all held that moment in our hearts and was careful with her the first year or so after, but she quickly devloped into this strong willed girl with no fear. Years later there’s not even a smidgen left of her hard time coming through the world.
So yell for your kids and significant other and give them an extra kiss and big hug. Remember the small things that you’ve went through and triumphed over. Remember the things that have made you a family. I am this week’s guest blogger for @The Odd Life of Timothy Green! Make sure to check out their facebook page for more Magical Moments from other bloggers!