A Mother’s Love Brings Her Dead Baby Back to Life
Is there more to life than what meets the eyes? Is there a special bond between a mother and her child that can defy death? This story is about how an Australian mother, longing for the life of her newborn baby, pronounced dead at birth, revived him.
When the attending nurse handed the baby’s limp body to Kate, she would not let him go. For two hours she kept him on her chest, cuddling him, stroking him and talking to him. She told him that his twin sister Emily was doing well. Then suddenly, she felt a movement—the baby was gasping for air.
The doctors told her that those movements were merely autonomic reactions and she should not get her hopes up. Yet in a short while, the baby, who was named Jamie, opened his eyes, and a little later began suckling at his mother’s breast. The doctors called it a medical miracle.
Today, Jamie is a normal healthy infant. The question is, was it really his mother's indomitable desire for him to live that brought Jamie back to life? Or, is it, as the doctors said, a medical miracle, meaning it is a phenomenon for which we have no explanation?
The greatest mystery of life is life itself, which is the true miracle. If you think in a macro scale, so many variables, such as strong nuclear force, gravity, temperature of the earth's surface and hosts of others, have to be so precise to make this world hospitable for life, that it is simply mind-boggling.
And then again, every day of our lives, the odds that we fight against, from the unseen microbes to the seen and known elements that act against us, make us wonder how we remain alive. For me, it also makes me realize how precious every life is!
The sad part is, while every other animal lives and dies at the whim of nature, we have the ability to alter nature, and oftentimes we do that, just for short-term benefits, causing enormous destruction, not only to ourselves, but to other living beings as well.