Friday, September 18, 2009

Broken and Blessed.

This time 5 years ago, I was pregnant with Christopher. I was pretty sure he was another girl and had chosen the name Celeste Marie for him. I started praying for Celeste Marie around that time. I was quite surprised when Celeste Marie turned out to be Christopher Michael.

I said to Steve at the time, another baby called Celeste obviously needed my prayers.

Until about a month ago, I had completely forgotten about this. I bought the book, Broken and blessed to read. The book is about Celeste. She was born one month after Christopher. Once I had read the book, I was convinced that the baby I had prayed for while I was pregnant with Christopher was the Celeste from this book.

Even though Celeste only lived 4 months, the story gave me a great sense of hope for the future. I also realized our children are not here just for us. They are gifts that God could call home anytime. We are their caretakers and need to cherish the gift that the children are and cherish the gift that their life is.

I don't want to give away too much about the book but highly recommend it. If you are in Australia, the book is available from Fishpond.
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