A letter to my 26-weeker...

My Premium Promise,

I never imagined that I’d be part of such an elite group of women. But thanks to you, Isaac, I am! I am a preemie mom. I am a warrior mom. I am raising one of God’s most precious miracles. At 26 weeks, I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy! A tiny 1lb 13oz. Wow! It’s been 14 months since the day my life changed forever, since the day I heard your tiny whimper over all the voices in the operating room, since the day I found strength that I never knew I had. I chose the name Isaac because of the story of Abraham and Sarah. You were my promised son. You were my ISAAC! After experiencing the loss of two children, I didn’t think that I’d ever get to be a mom. God had other plans, plans far greater than I ever could’ve imagined. God gave me YOU! God wanted me to know from day 1, you were a warrior! Your middle name, Alexander, means “defender of man”. That’s no coincidence! You came into this world making a statement and I pray that you always live that way! You are a FIGHTER! You were chosen by God to do the IMPOSSIBLE! I mean after all, He chose you to be born with something that only affects 1 in 12,000 babies! Can you say SPECIAL?! You have shown mommy what it means to be brave. Because of you, I will never give up on anything. Because of you, I will continue to share a story of God’s faithfulness and unmerited favor. Because of you, I get to look a miracle in the eyes every single day and remember that God cannot fail. No matter what life throws your way, you will not know defeat. You will only know a lesson learned.  You will change lives my sweet boy! And guess what?! Mommy and Daddy will be cheering you on the entire time! 

Love always, 

Mommy

….written beautifully by Carrita Flie