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You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine

Posted by dwiswn on November 3, 2007

You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine      

  Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on
the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael,
prepare for a new sibling.

  They found out that the new baby was going be a girl, and day after
day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in mummy’s tummy. He
was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met

  The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an active member of the
Panther Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown , Tennessee , USA .
In time, the labor pains came. Soon it was every five minutes, every
three, every minute. But serious complications arose during delivery and
Karen found herself in hours of labor. Would a C-section be required?
Finally, after a long struggle, Michael’s little sister was born. But
she was in very serious condition.  With a siren howling in the night,
the ambulance rushed the infant to the neo-natal intensive care unit at
St. Mary’s Hospital, Knoxville , Tennessee .
  The days inched by.
  The little girl got worse. The pediatrician had to tell the parents
there was very little hope. Be prepared for the worst. Karen and her
husband contacted a local cemetery about a burial plot.

  They had fixed up a special room in their house for their new baby
but now they found themselves having to plan for a funeral. Michael,
however, kept begging his parents to let him see his sister. I want to sing
to her, he kept saying.

  Week two in intensive care looked as if a funeral would come before
the week was over. Michael kept nagging about singing to his sister,but
kids are never allowed into the Intensive Care Unit.

  Karen decided to take Michael whether they at the hospital liked it
or not.
  If he didn’t see his sister right then, he may never see her alive.
She dressed him in an oversized scrub suit and marched him into ICU. He
looked like a walking laundry basket. The head nurse recognized him as
a child and bellowed, “Get that kid out of here now. No children are

  The mother rose up strong in Karen, and the usually mild-mannered
woman glared steel-eyed right into the head nurse’s face, her lips a firm
line.  “He is not leaving until he sings to his sister” she scathed.
Then Karen towed Michael to his little sister’s bedside.

  He gazed at the tiny infant losing the battle to live. After a
moment, he began to sing. In the pure-hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael
sang: “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when
skies are grey.” Instantly the baby girl seemed to respond. The pulse
rate began to calm down and become steady.
  “Keep on singing, Michael,” encouraged Karen with tears in her eyes.
“You never know, dear, how much I love you, please don’t take my
sunshine away.”

  As Michael sang to his sister, the baby’s ragged, strained breathing
became as smooth as a kitten’s purr.  “Keep on singing, sweetheart
  .”  “The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you
in my arms”. Michael’s little sister began to relax as rest, healing
rest, seemed to sweep over her.
  “Keep on singing, Michael.” Tears had now conquered the face of the
bossy head nurse. Karen glowed. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
Please don’t take my sunshine away…”

  The next day…the very next day…the little girl was well enough to
go home.
  Woman’s Day Magazine called it The Miracle of a Brother’s Song. The
medical staff just called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle of
God’s love.

                         NEVER  GIVE  UP  ON  THE  PEOPLE  YOU  LOVE! 

                                LOVE IS  SO INCREDIBLY POWERFUL

        Just send this to at least (4) people you care about. This is a
true story
          and good news seems rarely to happen. So spread this good


One Response to “You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine”

  1. endingrediculum said

    WoW! Let me wipe the tears away. I got this link on my page that I just set up. I was just telling everybody about stuggling after setting up a website, then I read this and my troubles suddenly seemed so trivial. Your story took me from sorrow to joy. You have been truely blessed to have wittnessed the miracle right before your eyes. I saw a video produced by a person that was so seething with hate. The video went on about belief in God was delusional. I prey he sees this story, however, it may not change his mind, I hope it does. It`s now May 21st, I hope your girl is still doing good and your whole family.

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