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Miracles: A Baby Girl From Across the World

A man who came home from war in Vietnam so scarred that his wife didn’t know him.

A mother of two whose doctor told her that if she got pregnant again, it would kill her.

A baby girl living in an orphanage in Saigon whose best chance for a good life lay in America.

This five pound baby whose identification bracelet is so small it fits my adult-size thumb like a ring, was strapped onto an airplane with some 300 other orphans and nurses to find her way to the promised land. The plane skidded through a rice paddy after taking off and burst into flames as it crashed, but this little fighter managed to survive.

An American businessman who opened his heart and his personal bank account to fly the survivors to the US despite the fact that they didn’t all have homes to go to.

The pilot who knew that his buddy from Vietnam was a good man with a wife who desperately wanted more children. He put in a call for help to see if they might who might agree to foster one of the children.

This is the story of a tiny baby girl, suffering from malnutrition and desperate for a family, who ended up bringing love to my mother, hope to my father that something good could come of the war, and a precious playmate to my brother and me. She has brought laughter, redemption, and a world of acceptance to our family and today she has her own little girl whose wide-eyed wonder at the world brings each one of us joy.

Comments

Siona's picture

Goodness birthed of war.

What a beautiful story, and what a beautiful legacy. Thank you for sharing such a brilliant spark of hope.

pheebsabroad's picture

Hope.

What a beautiful story of perseverance and hope. Thank you for sharing your family's joy and miracles!

Pheobe

ruth_terry's picture

This story reads like a poem

This story reads like a poem and captures the true essence of many miracles: they are the direct result of little individual choices people make to sow love, not have, and to put good into the world. Thank you for reminding us not to miss our window of opportunity to start a miraculous chain reaction through the seemingly small choices.

Ruth

"A writer’s job is to tell stories that connect readers to all the people on earth... Passionate and well-articulated ideas can and do change the world." ~~Mary Pipher

Kario's picture

Thank you so much! I

Thank you so much! I appreciate your perspective.

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