A TRUE STORY
A little boy singing to his little sister . . . ‘You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine.'
They found out that the new baby was going be a girl,
and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his new little
sister in mommy's tummy . . . 'You are my Sunshine, my only
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
In time, Karen’s labor began. Labor progressed normally at first. But serious complications arose during delivery and Karen found herself in prolonged distress. 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 tiny infant to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, TN.
The pediatrician had to tell the parents there is
very little hope and to be prepared for the worst.
They had prepared a special room in their home for
their new baby but now they found themselves planning for a funeral.
Michael, meanwhile, kept begging his parents to see
his sister. 'I want to sing to her', he kept saying.
Finally, Karen decided to take Michael anyway. If he didn't see his sister right then, he may never see her alive.
At the hospital, she dressed him in oversized scrubs
and marched him into ICU. He looked like a walking laundry basket.
'You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine, You make
me happy when skies are gray.'
Instantly, the baby girl began to respond. Her pulse
rate began to calm down and become steady.
'Keep on singing, Michael', encouraged Karen
with tears in her eyes.
As Michael sang, his sister's ragged, strained
breathing became smooth as a kitten's purr.
Michael's little sister began to relax and rest.
Healing rest, sweeping over her tiny struggling body.
The next day . . .the very next day . . . The little girl was well enough to come out of ICU.
She went home just two weeks later.
Karen called it a miracle of God's love.
The evidence of God's grace far outweighs our doubt of Him.