Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whats so special about Linleigh?

You may wonder whats so special about Linleigh...
Here is Daddy Brad on the day she got to go home from the hospital.

Everything looks so good right?

Well before this day came this day....

This is Linleigh when she was about 2 days old

She was born at 25 weeks 2 days gestation
(26 weeks is considered the edge of viability, when a premie can survive)

Everyone we knew was praying for her

We had faith that God would do something special for her and us.

He did!

God performed a miracle for Linleigh and us.

Here she is wearing her daddy's wedding ring as a bracelet.

Linleigh was born in October on the 29th, her grandpa's birthday.

This is a Christmas photo.
2 months had passed and she was still in the NICU !

This is Amanda's hand on Linleighs back.

She weighed 1 lb and 7 oz.

This is the first time Amanda got to hold her.

I got to hold her when she was about 2 months old.

Still in the NICU.

Linleigh has had a developmental therapist since she was born to help

with problems that often come with this amount of prematurity.

On Friday, they told us that she has no delay of maturity and can go to a regular

preschool class.

We praise God for that great report.

We love all our grandchildren and they are all special.

But, in Linleigh we got to see a miracle happen before our eyes.

She has been such a blessing to the whole family and has drawn us closer to

each other and closer to God.

( if you have not seen Linleigh, look at the previous 2 posts- you will be amazed)


  1. What a sweetheart and what a tribute to God's grace. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. That is a sweet miracle you have in Linleigh!

  3. What a wonderful God, and how very much He loves and cares for us!!!! So happy you shared this story of HIM!!!!!

  4. Wow what a great story! The picture of her with her dads wedding band is shocking...Thank God she made it through : )

    Hope your Easter is blessed with family, friends and jesus

    Gemma X

  5. Thank you for sharing. That was a wonderful story of God's blessing!

  6. What darling pictures of your sweet Granddaughter. She is precious! We have a couple at our church whose baby was born really early like your granddaughter and he just turned 1 and is doing great.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your blog too and read it back to your first post. You have a lovely family!! The thrift store where you work looks awesome. I love thrifting. The thrill of the hunt is so much fun! Have a wonderful Easter. Love & blessings from NC!

  7. Reflecting on those times brings tears to my eye. She was the miracle that happened right in front of everybody, and I hope people notice that it's God's work.