I Truley Believe in Miracles

Alisha - Matthews, North Carolina
Entered on April 17, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in miracles. My mother has always told me that miracles happen everyday. Although we may not see them, wonderful things are always happening. I have seen many miracles. I am the only girl out of six children. I have four older brothers and one younger.

When I was a child my family and I all had won a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. One night, as we where all getting ready to go to dinner, my little brother found a nickel on the floor of the hotel. While all of them where fighting over where we were going to eat, my little brother was choking on the nickel. My oldest brother tried doing the Heimlich Maneuver but it did not seem to help, so we called 911,and he had to ride in an ambulance to the hospital. After they took out the nickel all my little brother could think about was eating chocolate pudding. I was so scared that night, it was a miracle that my little brother survived.

I also believe in miracles because my father was recently diagnosed with stage 4 B-cell Lymphoma and if I did not believe in miracles I do not think he would be here today.

My mother is a walking miracle, last summer my mother fell in her office building and shattered her knee cap in 9 places. Today my mothers leg is held together by a piece of bone the size of a sugar cube, and a couple of rubber bands it is a miracle she is walking again, and has finally quit smoking after 32 years.

Miracles happen everyday not just to me and my family but to everyone. I love waking up in the morning to see the miracle of life, and nature growing all around me. A friend of mine at work was having a hard time getting pregnant, they tried so hard for many years and she was just wanting to give up. I told my friend not to give up because miracles happen all the time. The next time I saw her at work, she ran up to me with the news that she was at last pregnant, and starting a family. I was so happy for her. God had given her the most precious gift of all, the gift of a human life.

I believe in miracles because God has blessed me with a wonderful family, and friends that will always be there for me. It is a miracle that I still have my little brother, it is a miracle that my father has the strength to keep fighting his cancer. All these things are miracles that have happened to me for a reason. Although that reason is still unknown to me, I have never questioned it, because I know if I did question it, the good that comes out of a miracle would not happen.