Miracles and Hope

If you've never experienced Heaven, or seen the face of God, look into the eyes of a newborn. It is there you will find the truest of true miracles right here on Earth.
Here is a story filled with joy and sorrow, faith and heartache, Hope and tears, and lots and lots of love.

Five and a half years ago my best friend, Amy, and her husband, Kevin, were ready to start their family. After almost three years they finally conceived. But, it wasn't to be.

Not to be discouraged, they tried again. With the aid of several fertility treatments and visits to specialists Amy was pregnant! And, again, it wasn't meant to be. The phone call from my best friend is one I will never forget. We cried together and asked the unanswerable question, "why?"

Amy pressed on, not one to give up. Though the option to adopt had been mentioned Amy and her husband weren't giving up Hope.

After several more fertility treatments and many more trips to specialists they were pregnant. With twins! Twins! This pregnancy HAD to be "the one." How fitting it was to carry twins!

At nine weeks Baby "A" slipped away. At 14 weeks a Baby "B" was delivered. It wasn't fair. My heart broke for Amy and her family. There wasn't a better person on this planet to be a mother. Again, the impossible question of "why?"

Giving up was never an option. Amy underwent a medical procedure with hopes of a successful, full-term pregnancy.

There was good news to be had. Amy was pregnant, again with twins! Then the crushing blow... At seven weeks Amy lost Baby "B." However, Baby "A" was hanging on.

Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. Baby A wasn't going anywhere. Throughout the pregnancy Amy recalls it never seemed to sink in, seem possible, that she could really become a mommy this time around...

At 9:29 a.m. on April 29 my best friend and her husband were blessed to meet their little miracle, their angel on Earth. Weighing in at 6 pounds 11 ounces and 20 inches long, Lorelei Hope made her way into her mommy's arms, and heart.
Welcome to the world little one!
Lorelei Hope, April 29, 2012, 9:29 a.m., 6 pounds 11 ounces, 20 inches long.
Mommy and Lorelei meeting for the first time.
Lorelei is one incredibly lucky little lady. Not only does she have two amazing parents she has five guardian angels to watch over her.
Miss Lorelei, as your mommy says, "You were always meant to be the one."
You truly are a little angel.
Amy and Kevin, thank you for sharing your journey.
You have inspired so many.
You have shown what it means to never lose faith and most of all, never lose Hope.

Little Miss Lorelei, you've brought the sun shine back into your parents lives.
"The child must know that he{she} 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{her}."
~Pablo Casals


  1. Oh... What a sweet sweet friend you are to share Amy's story of hope!! And what a blessing Lorelei is to this big world! She was created for a purpose. To move mountains!! :)

    God bless! Xoxo

  2. here i sit, bored at work, browsing the monologues... read this, now im a crying tear-streaked mess!!!! dammit, des! but seriously, what an awesome story. so happy for amy and kev. what an amazing miracle life is!!

    andrea sailer