You Are My Sunshine

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Results 20344949

 My sister fowarded this to me and I thought it was really powerful so I wanted to share it.  Have a great day!

 

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine' (Be prepared to
get watery eyes!)

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 mommy's tummy. He was building a
bond of love with his little sister before he even met
her. The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an
active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist
Church in Morristown , Tennessee ..

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 neonatal 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
is 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 in Intensive Care. Karen
decided to take Michael whether they 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. I 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 allowed.' The mother rose up strong in Karen, and
the usually mild-mannered lady 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 stated. Then Karen towed Michael to his 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 sun shine, you make me happy
when skies are gray.' 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.
Life is good.

Have a Wonderful Day! Just send this to (4) people and
see what happens on the fourth day.
Do not break this, please. There is no cost, but lots
of rewards
In God We Trust!


LET YOUR HOPE MAKE YOU GLAD.


        BE PATIENT IN TIME OF TROUBLE,


                  AND NEVER STOP PRAYING (ROMAN 12:12)

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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with RE/MAX Results in Elk River and Cambridge, MN.  Helping buyers, sellers and investors in great Minnesota counties like Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Anoka, Chisago, Hennipen and Mille Lacs. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

Contact Chuck by emailing him at chuck.carstensen@results.net or by phone at 612-290-3809. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
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Oh that is so beautiful and moving.......I sang that song to my daughter Rachel every night before she went to bed for eight years...........and I had it taped on her little tape recorder on the niights she wasn't with me.........poignant...
Apr 27, 2008 06:22 PM #1
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Scott Barr
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Thank you for that word of encouragement. Those kinds of stories will make even the most pestimistic person want to believe.
Apr 27, 2008 06:48 PM #2
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

Hi Scott and Liz!

 I thought it was an amazing story and thats why I wanted to share it!

Apr 27, 2008 06:53 PM #3
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Susan Walters
Keller Williams Realty, Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor, MI
Chuck, this post made me cry on two accounts.  When my father was slowly dying last summer, he asked his nurses to sing to him one day, "You are my sunshine."  He knew his end was coming but it was going to be OK anyway.  Sadly, our family just buried an infant, so unlike your family's story of success, though there were many things to be grateful for in 4 short weeks.  Thank God for your happy ending!
Apr 27, 2008 07:01 PM #4
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Chuck - You had me at 'you are my sunshine' - that is something that I always sang to my kids.  Thanks for the wonderful story.
Apr 27, 2008 07:09 PM #5
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Talking, praying and singing to an infant BEFORE they are born can do marvelous things!!!

God bless ya!!

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