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A Merry Christmas Video of Our Miracle Baby, Lucas

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A Merry Christmas Video Of Our Miracle Baby, Lucas!


Some of you may remember reading my post about my grandson, Lucas, several years ago. He was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy. The doctors told us he would be "lucky" if he made it to his first birthday. Lucas spent the first six months of his life in NICU at Children's Hospital in Dallas. During his NICU stay, Lucas had a feeding tube and a trach put in. We told that most likely he would always have to have these things. They predicted that he would never walk, and those same "specialists" said that if he made through his first year, he had a good chance of living into his 20's.




Here we are, a little over 2 years later... Lucas had his feeding tube removed this year. He is set to have his trach removed in 2017. He is learning to walk right now and after so many months of silence... He is making sounds and can even throw a pretty good hissy fit when he really wants to, PRAISE THE LORD! (I forgot to tell you that they also said he probably would not move a whole lot because of the MD. But they don't know my God!)


So if you just need a good reason to smile today and have 3 minutes to spare, check out this video. You have to watch it to the end if you want to hear him giggle. A precious sound to this GRANNY's ears! God is GOOD!





A Merry Christmas Video Of Our Miracle Baby, Lucas!


Comments (20)

Bunny Terry
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
A Different Kind of Realtor in the City Different

What an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing. It sounds as though no one needs to wish you a Happy New Year, as you're sure to have one with this little guy around. But Happy New Year anyway!

Dec 31, 2016 09:02 AM
Joni Bailey

Thank you for taking the time to read it and comment. He is such a blessing. What an honor it is to be a special needs Granny!! <3 

Dec 31, 2016 09:06 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

He is absolutely adorable. And I love his giggles and squeals, what a gift from God. And, I know you realize it too, which makes it all the more special.  

Dec 31, 2016 09:32 AM
Joni Bailey
Thanks so much!! 💕
Dec 31, 2016 04:10 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joni, I remember when Lucas was born and you writing about his health issues. I guess that is why you took time out from blogging...a good reason. I saw this video on Facebook and loved it.  Lucas is a miracle baby and God is GOOD!

Dec 31, 2016 04:40 PM
Joni Bailey
Girl... it's been a rough two years in so many ways... But God is still on His throne! Ready for a NEW Year!!
Dec 31, 2016 09:54 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joni GOD IS GOOD and he is working his miracles on Lucas.  May 2017 bring more blessings for Lucas and the whole family.

Dec 31, 2016 05:05 PM
Joni Bailey
Thank you, George!!!
Dec 31, 2016 09:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your Lucas update.

Best wishes to you and your family for a Very Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2016 05:06 PM
Joni Bailey
And thank you for caring. 🙂
Dec 31, 2016 09:30 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


With faith and prays everything becomes possible.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 31, 2016 07:45 PM
Joni Bailey
Absolutely!! 💕 Thanks, Lou!
Dec 31, 2016 09:29 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Beautiful precious miracle baby. Continue to enjoy, photograph and make wonderful memories.

Dec 31, 2016 09:58 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joni, Lucas is just adorable, and glad HE is looking over him, he is doing great! 

Jan 01, 2017 11:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joni, thank you for sharing the special gift of your beautiful grandson Lucas. I have kept him in my prayers and will continue to do so. You are the perfect Grandmother who shall continue to shower him with your love and I know God has a hand in his growth and development. I just loved to see how fast he can roll over when he wants to and he tries so hard, as he listens to your voices too. But that giggle at the end of this video, is so precious. It's the sound you've been waiting for. I can't even imagine what everyone went through since the day he was born. I think you have confirmed, love can conquer all and I wish you and especially Lucas a lot of love. 

Jan 01, 2017 04:38 PM
Joni Bailey

Thank you, Patricia. You always have the sweetest word to encourage, edify and build up. It is a gift, and you use it well. XOXO

Jan 01, 2017 09:42 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I hope you are having a great New Years day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 01, 2017 05:48 PM
Joni Bailey

Thank you, Lou. I am!! I hope you are too!


Jan 01, 2017 09:42 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Thanks for sharing this video Joni.  Your baby truly is a miracle

Jan 02, 2017 07:25 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Joni

It's very nice to see your smiling face back on the AR network and what a wonderful video of Lucas.

I remember when you wrote a post about him around 2 years ago asking for prayers, well it looks like some of those prayers to God have been working

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017

Photography by Robert Swetz

Jan 02, 2017 09:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thank you for sharing the miracle Joni, Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year!


Jan 02, 2017 11:26 PM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Joni, I love happy endings and evidence of God moving within His people.

Jan 03, 2017 10:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Joni Bailey - I am SO happy to see you here in the Rain again!  And, that Lucas is absolutely a miracle boy - WOW!  His laugh is totally contageous and I am still sitting here with a huge grin on my face...God IS Good!  I can't wait for the next update!

Jan 03, 2017 09:49 PM
Joni Bailey

Thank you Debe!! I am glad to be back. I accidently clicked on Report instead of comment. Not used to all of these changes yet. Working my way back in. Hopefully they will see that it was accidental. THANK you for your warm welcome back. ♥

Jan 04, 2017 05:22 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joni-Thank you for sharing this video. God is good, Praise the Lord.

Jan 04, 2017 01:34 AM
Joni Bailey

Yes He is! XOXO

Jan 04, 2017 05:22 PM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Joni, Your post and video put a huge smile on my face. WOW.. GOD is on Lucas side to say the least! 

Jan 04, 2017 01:49 PM
Joni Bailey

I know. Isn't that amazing. What a blessing!! Hugs to you and Y!!

Jan 04, 2017 05:22 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

God truly must be smiling on you and your family... What a gift Lucas is for all of us here in the Rain! thank you for sharing him with us! 

Jan 31, 2017 08:38 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Joni, It's been forever and I'm glad I cam looking for you to see what's new. What a beautiful post about Lucas!

Feb 09, 2017 02:10 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Very encouraging!  Lucas is so lucky to have a loving family, and vice versa!

Feb 19, 2017 07:34 PM