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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday's Fragments






And yes it was ridiculously cold! 



 I spent the day floating around the hootch.





Love, Chatty










Love, Disco    


THE LAUGH:

Know anybody you'd like to do this too?  Thanks Angela.


THE LIFT:  

Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators.

Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle, born only 2 lbs, had trouble breathing, heart problems and other complications. She was not expected to live.

Their nurse did everything she could to make Brielle's health better, but nothing she did was helping her. With nothing else to do, their nurse went against hospital policy and decided to place both babies in the same incubator.

She left the twin girls to sleep and when she returned she found a sight she could not believe. She called all the nurses and doctors and this is what they saw.

As Brielle got closer to her sister, Kyrie put her little arm around her, as if to hug and support her sister. From that moment on, Brielle's breathing and heart rate stabilized and her health became normal.

Share the pic to show the world how a little bit of tender love and affection can save someone's life. 
 Thank you Monica

55 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have tears in my eyes with that baby shot. Are they not the sweetest? I adore babies, and those two just melt your heart.

Let's see, we bought new plants in the broiling noonday sun without our hats on (not smart), we planted plants with our hats on (much smarter), I blogged, Mr. Magpie read and watched "The Simpsons", I listened to a teaching on "the Lord and miracles", I went to a birthday party, and basically kicked back from the stress of the week. Sounds like you had fun, but I'm sorry your feet are hurting. Does Disco try to swan-dive out of the window if it's down? I saw a dog do that in St. Augustine, and thankfully we were cautious because we could have hit him since he did it as the car in front of us started to move. Scary.

Hope you have a good week. I tried to email you last night regarding Terri's correct address, etc.

XO,

Sheila

Laurie said...

what a wonderful weekend, busy but fun!!!
The babies, oh the babies, so sweet,

Beth said...

The baby story is so sweet.

Have a wonderful week!

Granny Annie said...

That crown at the water park would send all my phobias reeling!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Floating around in the water sounds like a great way to spend the day. Here I did a little flower planting and enjoyed some beautiful weather. Sunday I had the kids that live here in town over for dinner. It was a beautiful but fast weekend. Today I intend to do a little porch sitting and enjoy the sunshine. I'm a little sore from the weekend and rest is on the menu.

Jeanie said...

You were a busy girl, but it all sounds fun. I would have loved floating at the water park.
Those babies are sweet as can be.

Cheri said...

That picture is so sweet of the twins....aw.

I would have been just like you and floated around on that tube. You'll have to give me a list of water parks and fun things to do so when granddaughter comes I have something to do with her.

Changes in the wind said...

I keep a file of "Amazing picutures" and believe it or not that rooster picture made the grade...it just warmed my heart. You and your friends do come up with some great things.

mail4rosey said...

Your weekends sounds like it was full of awesome fun! and aww on the babies!

Bev said...

Ahh those babies! Sounds like a balanced weekend!

jack69 said...

LOVE THE PICTURE OF THE TWO GRANDS!LOL
The story of the twins was worth the time in Gold, it took to read it. Somethings along with a picture just make you smile, and make life BETTER!
THANKS for a really bright spot on this Monday morning.
((HUGS)) & Love from The boonies.

Donna said...

What a busy weekend!! Hope those feet aren't too sore today!
hughugs

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the pic of GS and Disco! You had a busy weekend. Sheesh, put your feet up, you deserve it!

TexWisGirl said...

you did have a busy weekend! my feet hurt just imagining it. :)

Shelly said...

Oh, that waterpark looks like so much fun!!! My week has been spent packing things up as I RETIRE on Friday! Whoohoo!

Terri said...

You did have a busy time! I used to could shop all day, but now I take my mom and we last about an hour or so and then we are both worn out.

Sandee said...

You had a busy weekend indeed. So did I. We had a BBQ for one of our yacht clubs and I worked it all weekend. I'm tired too and my feet and back hurt. Bugger.

Love the laugh and yes I can think of a couple of people I'd like to do that to.

The lift is spot on. I truly believe that the nurse did exactly what needed doing. Awesome.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Debbie said...

I love love love the twins picture!! That is just precious beyond words to me.

Sounds like you had a tiring but fun weekend! I am positive your GS will ace the Bible final. I hope he had a wonderful year. I know after all his hard work, he is really looking forward to summer.

Gloria Hood said...

The baby story is the greatest! We had a cook-out with lots of peeps this weekend! To much food though! lol

linda eller said...

I have finally gotten old enough to NOT want to go to Six Flags any more. I used to love it though and you brought back sweet memories. Hope you have a good Monday.

Munir said...

Awe, the babies are so sweet !
Feet are hurting? Have you tried Cobbie Cuddlers? They look like pumps, but are as comfortable as sneakers. We were allowed to wear sneakers in my vendor audit job, but with my customer service job, Cobbie Cudlers are a life saver. Even I Love Comfort or I heart Comfort from Sears are pretty comfy.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh my goodness---that last picture almost made me cry. What a sweet photo... Hope both babies made it!

Sounds like you had a very very busy weekend. I used to love to float around on a mat or tube... BUT--I'd want to do it when the sun was very hot!!!!!

Hope your grandson does well on his finals this week.

Hugs,
Betsy

Elizabeth said...

I love floating in tubes at water parks and loved the baby photo.
What did I do this weekend? Waited for a kidney stone to pass, fun huh? (Still waiting.)

Sandra said...

i love the photo of Disco and his boy... so sweet, both of them. and i would love to put my toe on a scale for a few of the women at the YMCA... you wore me out just reading about all you did. made my trip to Clearwater seem like nothing.

Ginny said...

I LOVE your pictures! Well, what I get from this post is that everything you do hurts!!! ME TOO. BUT here's the most important part, that we can still do it and we keep doing it!!!! ADORE the boy and dog pic, Disco and his boy rule!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie, the lift is wonderful today! I love it! You had a busy weekend! I need to join you for your yardsale!! LOL...I have lots of junk as you know!
hugs,
Linda

Renae - Simple Sequins said...

Oh Sandie, THANK YOU for that wonderful "lift"! Oh how sweet!!!! Baby love and Adult love are no different. That brought tears to my eyes. I hope you get to rest your feet today!!! I can't shop like that anymore. I am a stroller or should be in one. When I go to Disneyland I rent a motorized cart. I don't need it but want it! That place is exhausting!!!

Ann said...

That was a busy weekend. I mainly just enjoyed the sunshine and warmth that we finally got

Nonnie said...

GREAT pic of your grandson and Disco. What a beautiful smile your GS has. We spent the weekend with our grandsons and I know they would have loved to go to a water park, but alas, we did not. You make my feet hurt just thinking about all that shopping. Loved that baby story, and it makes perfect sense.

Nancy Claeys said...

I certainly wasn't as busy as you Sandie -- it rained alot, so I spent time indoors reading and doing some house cleaning. :)

Ms. A said...

I need some of your dang energy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was a busy weekend. How awesome that you went to the water park, sounds like fun!

Eva Ason said...

Oh boy that was a busy weekend, you need to rest your little feet now hehe. That water park looks like a lot of fun. My weekend was busy but had some chillaxing time in between my chores. Hugs x

Susan said...

You DID have a busy weekend, girlfriend.

Loved the little sweet babies, loving each other. Amazing.

As you know, we took a day trip to Cooperstown, New York. It was a bus tour and lots of fun (plus tons of walking).

Hope you have a good night, Sandie. Susan

Paula said...

The picture of the precious little babies is so touching.

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend. My feet hurt just thinking about it. :D

Annesphamily said...

You always share the very best. You know I love your header and that James Dobson quote reminds me of Denise at Shortybear's Place. I often wonder how she deals with all the illness and still remains a strong prayer warrior for the Lord. Made me smile to read those words.
I love this baby story. Sometimes God just has to handle it for us! Love and Hugs Anne

Grandma Bonnie said...

Such a sweet baby story.
I traveled this weekend. I am home for a while at least. Home Sweet Home for sure.

The Boston Lady said...

That just had me in tears, Sandie. Such a beautiful story. I believe we are all born with that instinct to help others, this is surely the proof. Some people keep it, others lose it. Those twins will always look out for each other.

Fun weekend - you made me tired just reading about it! Ann

TARYTERRE said...

That last picture of the babies gave me goose bumps. How precious and sweet. Like the lady trying to tip the scale, too.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

It was our Canadian Long weekend.

Victoria day!

It was rain and too day way too hot.

That was terrible with the tornadoes that hit all around in U.S.A .

They say it was 45 minutes and it distroyed all T.V shows. Two schools. Worse storm I ever seen to wipe out all those homes.

So my rain was nothing comapred to the disaster.

Your babie pictures made me laugh.

Dolores said...

Sounds like you had a busy and fun weekend..... floating on a tube sounds like heaven to me right now. We have a small pool, but the water is still too cool for me. I'm hoping by this weekend, I can get in and splash a bit.
Hugs,

My Journey With Candida said...

The picture of the babies is adoreable.

Hope you had a GREAT weekend. I have been busy, busy, busy.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

That baby shot is so precious and made me feel good inside.......if I was to get into one of those pool flooting things I think I would sink...........lol

Knitty said...

The twins story is so precious.

I feel like hubby and I have crammed more into the last week than the past two months totaled. Sounds like you did that much in a weekend!

Good luck to you grandson and daughter as their school year comes to an end.

Belle said...

What a beautiful story about the twins! Love can save a life, that's for sure. You have sure been busy with fun and exciting things! Good for you. I was still moving things and unpacking this weekend, but it is all good.

Terri D. said...

Oh my, I sure can't do theme parks or water parks anymore. You have a lot more energy than I do, Sandie!!

I've seen that story about the babies before, and it always touches my heart.

Looking forward to our meeting next week!! See you soon!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh that sure sounds like a busy weekend! I know it was fun, tho.

I'd heard the story of the 2 babies before, so I'm curious as to how they are doing now. Sure hope they're both okay! Wonderful pic of them, just warms your heart!

Have a great week, I'm going to look for Fridays post. I'm behind on my reading. Take care!

Sharon said...

I spent a wonderful weekend with my sons, and my favorite grandbeagle. Enjoyed meals out, church, shopping, and time talking. JOY!

Sounds like you were busy!!

And those twins?? Priceless.

Love Of Quilts said...

I would have liked to float there you lucky gal. Baby story was sweet.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's supposed to be 89 here today so the water park sounds very enticing :-)

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

The last time I went to a water park my youngest got lost. Scared me to death. Don't think I could handle the crowds today. The baby story was so touching. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandy .. water slide looks fun - but exhausting ... glad Disco is being looked after so he can stay cool in the heat ... I hope grandson did well in his Bible final ..

Cheers Hilary

Denise said...

I love your blog, bless you.

Dee said...

Busy weekend is understated. You have more get up and go than me. Hauling the stuff up from the basement for your garage sale would have done it for me. But it sounded like it was worth killing your feet white water sliding and then shopping five stores. :) Disco looks cute enjoying his car ride.