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Sunday, January 17, 2010


I spent the evening with our friends Jen and Dave and Aviana. Previous to this last summers tragedy and subsequent miracle I thought a miracle was something that happened to the lucky. Maybe those that had enough prayer, positive thought etc.... and then this random miracle would happen. Miracles didn't usually happen to me or others that I know. Now though I see a miracle differently. Aviana's sweet presence with us is nothing short of a miracle, but it has nothing to do with randomness it has to do with the audacity of hope. The audacity to look people in the eyes in the face of disaster or failure and to tell them no. No I do not and will not except that. As Aviana gets better it has nothing to do with divinity or a random act it has to do with work and perseverence on her families part (I am talking a LOT of work). Jen says we all have this strength her family possess in us. I do believe that she is right. So now instead of a random act a miracle is this: A miracle is something born in the heart of someone who had the audacity to try. Seeing a miracle this way makes me see them everywhere. Most effectively in my friends lives and it put me in the drivers seat to make my own miracles happen. And this brought me to thinking about Haiti and if we all sat and waited for some divine miracle to heal that country well really nothing would happen and those peoples lives would continue to falter in their disaster. So in the name of Aviana I donated money to the red cross. Not a lot cause I do not have a lot but if we all did just a little we would also be a witness to a miracle we helped create. Just a string of thoughts and a change of perspective in my own corner of the world.


Anonymous said...

you & Lilyana are my miracles. You amaze me

Jen said...

Oh my gosh Sarah, I just stopped by to see Lily's cute little face and also to thank you so very much for your comment on my recent blog note......I was shocked beyond belief by your last post!!! Thank you so much. I appreciate ever word and the donation in Aviana's name made tears fall from my face! You guys are the best and I feel truly blessed to have you in my life :-)

Jillian said...

Amen. Avi has such wonderful, loving parents. All of their hard work is paying off! It may be little by little, but it's there. She's there.

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