This is my youngest child when she was 4 days old.
She was born in October 2004 with a full head of black hair and the sweetest disposition. I have never seen such a happy or sweet baby.
When she was 2 weeks old, her pediatrician heard a heart murmur.
She was diagnosed with Atrial Septal Defect. Basically, she had a hole in her heart.
A fairly common defect in newborns. The hole usually closes within a month of birth.
Those that don't close in a month, usually close in 6 months.
If the hole doesn't close in 6 months, it can close in the next couple of years, but usually doesn't.
Then it needs surgical intervention.
SURGERY! On my baby!
So, for the first 3 years of her life she went to the cardiologist every few months.
When she was 4 the hole was still there and I was told that we didn't need to come back until she 6, when they would likely do surgery.
I prayed. I worried. I prayed more.
Yesterday, she went for her 6 year old cardiology check-up.
And I witnessed a miracle.
THE HOLE IS CLOSED!
Her heart is completely normal with no lingering ill effects.
Yesterday was a truly wonderful and blessed day.
My healthy girl in her pool. God is good.