Monday, December 9, 2013

A Grandmother's Story. Why Lorraine Nelson Believes in Miracles.

Lorraine isn't just stopping by to share her new Christmas story with you, though I've added that data below. Today she's here to talk to you about miracles and how all year long, not just at Christmas, she has faith they exist, and why. I specifically asked her to share this story on Book Babe when she first told me. 'Cause I, too, need to be reminded there are miracles. Happy Holidays, everyone.

On January 22nd, 2010, my first granddaughter was born. My goodness, she is such a precious child. Alexis was born with blond hair and blue eyes. Just an itty bitty little girl, but she was perfect. I was so proud. So was my son, Josh, and his girlfriend, Julie.

The day they were scheduled to come home from the hospital, I was ecstatic. Although I had managed to go see her, was even there at her birth, my health sometimes dictates what I can do or not on a daily basis. So I waited, and waited.

Finally, my son called me. He was all choked up. The pediatrician had been in to see Alexis and it was discovered that she’d been born without an eardrum in her left ear. She couldn’t hear from that side. The doctor had gotten no response at all. The news was heartbreaking.

We were devastated for her, but she is our baby and we love her. We all did our very best to protect her good ear from cold and infection. Several trips to speech and hearing were on the agenda that first year. And because she couldn’t hear properly, her speech, even her walking was delayed, because she was off balance.

When she was about a year old, our family doctor checked her ears. She saw an eardrum! Our doctor said she might have developmental delays, and that the drum might continue to grow, but we didn’t have much hope of her being able to hear from that side.

Alexis has continued to grow and to learn. Always a happy and affectionate child, she’s brought us great joy on a daily basis.

Then came a time, just this past summer when I was away and called home. Alexis is three now and wanted to speak to grandma, so Josh passed her the phone. Imagine my surprise when Josh told me that she’d listened with her bad ear and responded.

Her hearing has improved by leaps and bounds and we feel it’s nothing short of a miracle. She sings and dances around and always has a smile and a hug for everyone. And of course, she likes to spend time with her grandma. She sits on my knee and tells me stories while she types on the computer. Another author in the family? At this point, I feel that anything is possible. Never give up hope.

Alexis being able to hear is our family’s Christmas miracle.
God bless you all! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years.

Thanks, Lorraine, for sharing that. Readers, below I've taken the liberty of adding the data for Lorraine's new Christmas book. 

Can an organic grower and a cattle rancher find common ground?

When the acreage next door comes up for bid, Dustin Granger attends the auction hoping to obtain the property for his growing herd. Along with the creek running through the property, his cattle need more grazing land. What he doesn’t need or want is a city girl outbidding him to establish an organic farm.

Meredith McRae inherits a small fortune from a distant uncle and decides to invest in her future. The estate she’s come to bid on has everything she needs and no neighboring cowboy was going to thwart her…regardless how handsome.

Lorraine NelsonLorraine Nelson was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. She's a multi-published author of romantic suspense who shares her living quarters with an independent yet affectionate tomcat. When not at the computer crafting stories of romantic suspense, she can be found spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course, reading.

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  1. Thank you so much, Tara!

  2. What a beautiful and uplifting story...yes! Praise God! miracles do happen!!!