Sunday, December 9, 2012

From Over Three Years to Under Thirty Minutes

I know a girl whose oxygen saturation levels used to hang out in the sixties and seventies (that's doctor speak for not enough oxygen to grow and thrive).

Our girl breathed with help from a tank and a nasal cannula. Full-time, for three and a half years.


And I prayed for a miracle. Well, mostly others prayed because miracles seemed out of reach.

Yesterday, our girl ran her first 5K in under thirty minutes, tutu and all.


Miracles happen. I know this to be true because I live with one, and she sleeps in a pink, polka dotted bedroom down the hall from me.

Today, I'm praying for you and the miracles you want, but are too tired to ask for.
God’s works are so great, worth a lifetime of study—endless enjoyment! Splendor and beauty mark his craft; His generosity never gives out. His miracles are his memorial—This God of Grace, this God of Love. Psalm 111:2-3, The Message.
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I can't say enough about Girls on The Run. If you know a tween girl, check out this organization. They are good for the heart and the body.

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20 comments:

Kendal Privette said...

okay. love you. love this story. love that program.

Amy Sullivan said...

K,
Thanks, lady. Yes, the program and the ladies who run it have been awesome!

marlece said...

oh how I love this! And I love that she is now using her breath to a full capasity, God is a miracle working God!

Andrea said...

That is awesome! God is so, so amazing!

Lisa said...

Awesome! What a great time too!

Jessi said...

So amazing!

Brandee Shafer said...

Yay, God!

Mindy Whipple said...

Celebrating this miracle with you! And I love that you are standing in the gap for other's...love it!

2busy said...

It is so incredible and humbling to see God at work.

The Wyatt Family said...

Love every word of this, so grateful for the miracle that is your sweet girl. And GO GIRL GO! So proud of her :-)

Positively Alene said...

Love this!!! Crying as I'm reminded that miracles still happen TODAY!! Yes.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for this post. Our twins were born at 25 weeks just over a year ago. We've seen many miracles since their early arrival and praise God for each one! We also hope to see many more (including healing our son from the effects of two severe brain bleeds suffered at birth). Just this week I was feeling as if we've "run out of miracles" and it's presumptuous of me to ask for any more. Your post has encouraged me to keep believing and to continue to call on our merciful Lord and Savior...trusting Him to do what is best (whether that means a miracle will be provided or not). Thank you!

lori mcclure said...

Such a miracle Amelia is and light to all who know her. Amazing how far she's come. And look how fast, too! Go, Amelia! You should be proud, girly :)

Gaby said...

That is so wonderful, Amy. Our God sure can and will. What a sweet story, friend.

Renee said...

i am always boggled by the type of beginning Amelia had......i've only ever known her as the energetic, bouncy, full of live girl that I love. Miracle girl for sure!!

Stacy @ Heartprints of God said...

Dionne said...

Oh..what a beautiful story, Amy of seeing a miracle. I am too tired to ask...okay maybe thinking God is withholding...I know this isn't true, but I need a miracle this year. Relationships and I will leave it at that. Love you Amy, you rock.

Diana said...

Awesome! So glad you shared this with us all.

Patricia said...

Truly awesome, Amy. "...mostly others prayed because miracles seemed out of reach." Oh, how I know that. What a gift the Body of Christ is that holds us up when we can't do it on our own. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Dolly @Soulstops said...

oh, my...getting teary with joy for you and imagining what a long road it was for those 3.5 years...So truly great! Yep :) Thanks, Amy, for sharing :)

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