Several years ago I started this blog to share my momma heart with the world. What is it like being the mother of a miracle? What is life like with a child who survived a lethal form of dwarfism? And I shared pictures. Lots of pictures. And then something amazing happened. My sweet boy started to have a following. A group of wonderful people were taken with his brilliant smile, his joy, and how he overcame all odds. He has a fan club all his own.
Meeting Miracle Mann
So, when one of his dear fans said she wanted to meet our little guy, we agreed. On a sunny day in April, we drove to Chili’s about forty miles away from our home. Cecilia flew all the way from Canada to come to Florida for her vacation. Planned months in advance, she set this time aside to meet the wee boy who wiggled his way into her heart. Stroking the softness of his hand and seeing Samuel flash a huge grin made her face light up with joy.
Samuel loved all the attention. Cecelia brought Samuel an adorable hardcover children’s picture book and the cutest plush moose stuffed animal. He adores the book playing with it over and over.
An Unexpected Surprise
Visiting the ladies room to change Samuel’s diaper, I met a petite young lady who recognized us from the Special Books by Special Kids interview (https://youtu.be/Ayt465ueRgM) on Facebook. Samuel waved and blew her a kiss. She became overwhelmed with joy and caught a tear with a tissue. This little boy has a way of touching hearts without saying a word. This is not the first time I have seen him touch others. I share a similar story in my interview with Arthelene Rippy on Homekeepers. (https://youtu.be/l-FB67zkxYE)
I’m amazed at this chance meeting. It’s like everything was timed perfectly to meet this dear woman. Then, I found out she was our waitress. We enjoyed seeing her smile and joy during our visit. Another surprise came when she told us another table had anonymously offered to pay for our dessert. The kindness of complete strangers blessing us with this sweet treat just made the day even more special.
Driving home from our visit with Cecilia, I’m awed at how much joy a little eleven-year-boy brings. We need hopeful stories. Like the story of a boy who lights up the room with a simple, radiant smile. Stories where the unexpected happens and you route for the underdog. After all, knowing a miracle is possible, brings hope. And hope fills the soul. I’d say that is a pretty big purpose to have in this world. Wouldn’t you?Knowing a miracle is possible, brings hope. And hope fills the soul. Click To Tweet
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Written by: Evelyn Mann
Author: Miracle In My Living Room: The Story Of A Little Mann