{Preface}

Why did I decide to start a blog about this incident? I already got everything out to friends and family on social media, so what’s the point in also sharing a blog? I don’t have a great answer and I’m not even sure I know the EXACT reasons for doing so, but I will say it’s something I felt I needed to do.

I was lying in bed the other night, after I had made an update about Shaylyn’s situation and I had the thought that I needed to share it a little more publicly. This idea scares me a great deal because I kind of like our privacy and the little bubble we live in. Then I had a few people tell me I should write a book. The idea to write thrills me, but I am not educated enough to feel confident in doing so. A blog seemed a better route at this moment in time. Whatever the reason, I hope there is someone out there that will benefit from reading our story.

Our story is filled with faith and prayers. Ours and those around us. We have our beliefs, and we know that every individual on the planet has their own set of beliefs and values as well. We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can click here for more info, if needed. However, we fully believe that the prayers offered on our behalf by others of many varying religions and faiths were also heard.

With that being said, I’d like to ask you a few questions:

#1. Do you believe in miracles?

#2. Are there any small miracles happening today?

#3. Do you sometimes feel like you’re invisible and you’re not really seen?

I don’t really need to know you’re answers, just want you to think about them as you read our story. There was a part of me that believed miracles had to be these massive amazing things. I’d been told that little miracles existed, but I hadn’t really ever witnessed one.

As a whole, our family isn’t very outgoing. I’ve been painfully shy since I was a kid and my husband wasn’t a whole lot better. As adults, I haven’t changed much. I still feel awkward in social situations and it’s hard for me to just start talking to people. It’s much easier for me if someone else starts a conversation. My husband has broken out of his shell a bit more, but he’s still not overly outgoing. Shaylyn is a lot like both of us. We just go about our lives trying our hardest not to get in anyone’s way or draw unnecessary attention to ourselves. Because of this, I sometimes feel that no one notices me or that we get overlooked.

This experience answered all of the questions I posed in some surprising ways.

I hope that no matter your faith, religion or beliefs, and regardless of how you answered the above questions, you will also see how these questions got answered for me and that perhaps you may also see that life isn’t always as black and white as we sometimes try to make it.

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