Do You Believe In Miracles?

A miracle is an event not ascribable to human power or the laws of nature. Have you had something in your life that you consider a miracle? Did you avoid an incident purely because someone was thinking of you and called you, which made you stop, which in turn kept you safe? Have you bump into someone that you just had on your mind 2 seconds ago, and hadn't seen him/her in several years? Did something so life changing happen to you that you feel it must be a miracle? I would love to hear about your experience, would you care to share? 
I have a few stories to tell of things that have happened to me in life that are unexplainable, happenings that put me on a new path, pointed me in a new direction and things that I had hoped for that did not come true, as much as I prayed and wish for them to happen, and in the long run, I am so much better off that they didn't. Do you understand that, or can you relate this to your own life? I want to share with you the latest miracle in my world.....meet my newest miracle, "Booga-Boo" {no, not her given name, but my "I adore you" name}.
New Born: left side and then now, Six Months: right side

So what makes her a miracle? Let me tell you......Taylor, {MaryJanes} is an only child despite that I wanted 5 children. In the turn of events, having an only child worked out perfectly for me, and I wouldn't go back and change that if given the option! Then after Taylor had her first child, she could see the benefits of raising a single child, and she considered it, even though she and her husband discussed that they would have three. {2 boys and a girl added last was their plan to be exact}. Taylor's husband was not on board with just one, and so they discussed it and would have one more, changing their original plans of three, down to two. When Taylor was pregnant with her first, I put in a request for twins, a boy and a girl. I even bought twin socks in pink & blue and wrote, "a grandma can wish" That request was granted with Taylor's second pregnancy, and the girl was born after the boy, fulfilling their original plan of 2 and 1. With the C-section of the twins, they had arranged that she would have a tuba-ligation.  In medical terms:

Tubal ligation or tubectomy (also known as having one's "tubes tied" (ligation)) is a surgical procedure for sterilization in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked, or severed and sealed, either method of which prevents eggs from reaching the uterus for fertilization Tubal ligation is considered a permanent method of sterilization and birth control.

That was 2008.
And then Booga-Boo was born this past April. So now I have my five....Taylor and her four children! 

I would love to hear your story, would you care to share it? Could I share it here? Send me a message. 
~ Lisa {Galoshes}



  1. She is a beautiful baby! I have not stopped by your blog in a while and so glad I did. These pictures and the content of your post made me smile. Our miracle is our baby-to-be. We are 34 weeks pregnant with our fourth, a girl, Everly Hope. At 10 weeks gestation we received the news that she had been diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Trisomy 18--defined as "incompatible with life". Although very scary and unsure at the time, we trusted what we felt God was leading us to do and decided to move forward with the pregnancy. We were told at 19 weeks she wouldn't live another few weeks and she keeps defying the odds. Although we don't fully understand the greater purpose in all of this, so many amazing, wonderful things have happened in our life that we have NO doubt there is a God and there will be good in the end although we know our time with her is short. Thank you for writing about the miracles in life that make it so special because we all have them. :) If you have a few minutes to stop by and read our story, we would love to have you. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend! Brooke

    1. Thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to reading your story! I wish you the best in all the choices you make! I love that you shared! Lisa~ Galoshes

  2. Wanted 12 when I was in my 20s. Yes I wanted a dozen babies. Now I am 45 I have two.... born four days and nineteen years apart. Yes i am a mother to an almost 21 year old and a almost 2 year old. Do I still want a dozen? Yes!!! But my body would not let me. Am I grateful for my two? More than anyone would ever know.

    1. Love your story! That's like raising two only children! Loved that you shared your story with us! A dozen less 10.....maybe you will have lots of grand babies!!!
      Lisa ~ Galoshes