Monday, December 1, 2008

Favorite billboard

My very favorite billboard just happens to be an advertisement for the hospital that we delivered at.
It says, "My baby inhaled. I exhaled."

We passed this billboard every time we went to see any of our three doctors. We were going at least once a week toward the end of my pregnancy. Every time I read it it made me cry, for 13 weeks I wondered if I would ever get to see my babies inhale. And only to the glory of God, I got to see my babies inhale,...and I indeed at that very moment exhaled.

Watch Melody Joy (the baby on the left) as she opens her mouth and takes a breath.
God is amazing!


p.s. This 14 second clip is the only video we have of them, we spent the rest of the time in the O.R. holding them and seeing them through tear stained eyes (our photographer was not allowed in the O.R. and once we could hold them a nurse took pictures with our camera for us)


rachael said...

oh wow, that is just beautiful! beyond precious...

Melissa said...

This is just beautiful.... brought tears to me eyes to see that "inhale".....

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful sight!
My babies were also born there 29 and 25 years ago. I'm glad to know they are still taking such good care of moms and babies.
Love and prayers

noahandlylasmommi said...

What a neat billboard.Thank you for sharing that video of M&M. What sweet, beautiful babies. I think of you everyday Vanessa. I hope day by day God is healing you a little more.

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Im sorry about your beautiful M & M's. We are M & M's too and also did the m&m candy theme. I read your story and viewed your pictures many times. I found you off of MckMama's page. If you dont' mind I have posted a couple of pictures of your girls with your blog attached to it on my blog, helping to reach out to String of Pearls.

I pray that God continues to give you the strength only HE can give to get you through each day and holiday that lies ahead. Your daughters were also born on my nephews birthday.

God Bless you and your beautiful family.

Tender Holidays!!!!

our family said...

Just wanted to let you know I am praying for you all during this time. I watchd the video on your photographers blog. All of your girls are beautiful. I love the way Madison and Melody had their arms around each other. I am sure they will be standing in heaven with their arms around each other when they welcome you home.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

Lindsay said...

I love that billboard! I notice it everytime I drive down 35. I am so thankful to the Lord for allowing you and Jason to see your babies inhale! What a beautiful video that I know are cherishing!

4 Little Men and Twins said...

what a BEAUTIFUL video! Each breath is such a blessing.


Andrea said...

Just WOW!! That is a wonderful video, thank you for sharing such a private moment with us. It is just amazing to see that breath! I think of you every day, Love you!!

Twinkletoes said...

A perfect memory for you. Thank God the nurse did that! Priceless!

Mountain Mama said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! Priceless.

What precious little girls. And what a glorious day it will be to meet them again.

I pray that you have found great strength and peace through all of this. We had a stillborn in May and I had some tough days following his birth. BUT God has sustained me. And I pray He will do the same for you.