BRIAN—Hi, Sean. I read your story yesterday about miracles and it really hit a nerve…
I wanted to share one of my own miracles with you from when I was 23 years old and my wife gave birth, she died after delivery from sepsis and I was sure my life was over.
I thought about putting my daughter up for adoption because I didn’t think I was man enough to raise her alone and I wanted her to have the best life she could ever have, even if it wasn’t with me.
Holding my daughter on that first night I felt an overwhelming peace that it would all be okay and I should raise my daughter, knowing that I would have lots of help from above. My daughter is fifty-eight now. Thank you.
CHERYL— My miracle was when mom had cancer after she retired. They all told her there was nothing they could do.
My mother lived until age ninety-two.
BENJAMIN—I was in a car accident when I was coming home from work and I rear ended a logging truck. I probably should have died, but I am alive because of a man who was passing by me and pulled me from my car.
DOROTHY—When [my sister and I] were girls our dad and mom were going to get divorced and me and my sister were living in fear… Because my mom wasn’t a stable person and we also knew my dad was going to leave us.
My aunt showed up that night unexpectedly to take us to come live with her in Arizona. My mom ended up in an institution for people dealing with mental issues and my dad totally disappeared.
My aunt said that it was a dream that woke her up and told her to drive those six hours to come get us and raise us.
GRACE—I’m not ready to share what happened to me yet, but please know that I received a much needed miracle yesterday.
BOB—You can call me a hater, but I do not believe in your supernaturalist crap.
JESSICA—My dad always told a story about when he was a teenager operating a wheat combine in Kansas… He almost got his leg cut off, his pants got stuck, and he was crying out for help when some children and teenagers showed up and pulled him free. He said they just disappeared and nobody ever knew who those kids were.
DON—My late wife transformed this former atheist and retired college professor into a man who believes. It was my wife’s life and her demonstration of real love that gave me evidence of the divine. I miss her, for she was my miracle. Thank you for writing about miracles.
ANTONIO—Here’s something for you Sean: “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or the life of another.” Hellen Keller.
TERESA—I was 38 years old and I blamed myself after losing my husband to suicide. I did not see what kind of miracle was happening in my life until my two sons were all grown up and became incredible dads without the mental illness their father struggled with.
I see at this age what kinds of blessings had been happening all along, it was our second chance, but I never could see any of that back then. You can’t see the forest for the trees sometimes.
ANONYMOUS—I was abused as a child… I forgave my abuser this year. This was my miracle.
JUSTIN—Emory University Hospital doctors were my son’s miracle…
ANONYMOUS—I’m having such a hard time in my life right now. Can you pray for me? I want to be happy again.
SARAH (age 9)—My brother and I saw an angel once…
SARAH’S BROTHER MICAH (6): She’s telling the truth.
ANONYMOUS (17)—Please don’t share my name… My baby is a miracle that came from a very bad thing going on in my life.
And even though my family has abandoned me and acts like I’m supposed to be ashamed of [my baby] I am not and will not because she deserves to know she is a miracle her mom always wanted.
Since she was born I have had many people who came to love me when I didn’t deserve their love and showed me real love. I swear to God every morning before I get out of bed that I will make my baby girl feel love since I never did.
ME—May we who need miracles get them. May we who have known miracles create them for others.
And may God bless us, every one.