"The Miracle of Me" - What Inspired this Book
Through the grace of God, I am the proud mother of two young children. While all children are His blessing, Caroline, was a particularly special gift….She was a surprise! When I found out I was pregnant with her, my husband Jon and I had been married for four years, I had just finished graduate school, and I was well on my way up the corporate ladder. Kids were certainly in the long term plan, and let me stress the phrase “LONG TERM”. I was not overly excited about this detour on my well mapped out road, and I did not think I was ready for a child. Eventually, after much thought and prayer, I resigned myself to the “situation”. One thing I knew for certain, I was going to be a corporate mother. I had made up my mind that a baby was not going to interfere with my career.
God had His own plan and surprise waiting for me. Caroline Grace was born October 27th of 2000 and my good life completely changed ….and all for the better. Making it in the business world was suddenly no longer my primary focus. My priorities had shifted to this little baby girl that God had blessed us with, despite my not being 100% on board in the beginning. Even though I had just made Partner at my international ad agency, I “retired” on September 7th, 2001 to stay home with my beautiful little girl. I was somewhat anxious about this decision and my reservations completely went away a few short days later on September 11th. I think everyone in the United States was abruptly reminded about what was important in their lives on that day.
When she was fifteen months old, Jon and I learned that Caroline was going to be a big sister. Since she was so young, I struggled with how to explain the baby growing in my belly to her. That was when I was inspired, by the Holy Spirit no doubt, to start this amazing journey. I decided to write a children’s book about life in the womb. I saw value in this project on two levels. One, it addressed my immediate need to explain to my toddler, the baby in my womb. I could show her real in-utero photography that was age appropriate. She could see her little brother, not just imagine him as a fictional character. I would be creating a foundation of knowledge for my young daughter, that life begins in the womb. She would have this founding principle to rely through her life, even when others might try to tell her otherwise. Written from the unborn baby's perspective, "The Miracle of Me" is about the baby’s development in the womb. Although written for children, "The Miracle of Me" has been embraced by adults as well. The reader takes a week-by-week journey on how the baby progresses via simple language/poetry. Using real in-utero photography, rulers and scales, the reader can see how the little one advances.
Written from the unborn baby's perspective, The Miracle of Me is about the baby’s development in the womb. Although written for children, The Miracle of Me from conception to birth has been embraced by adults as well. The reader takes a week-by-week journey on how the baby progresses via simple language/poetry. Using real in-utero photography, rulers and scales, the reader can see how the little one advances.