This week I was going to talk about the importance of salt and why it’s NOT bad for you.
But… that can wait until next week, I read this story and just had to share it with you.
This amazing story comes from Australia and was published in the Daily Mail in 2010, I missed it at the time.
I honestly had a tear in my eye when I read about it.
Mother Kate Ogg had just given birth to premature twins Emily and Jamie after just 27 weeks. Kate was then given the worst possible news for a mum, her son Jamie after 20 minutes of trying to make him breathe hadn’t made it.
Kate immediately unwrapped little Jamie from his blanket and instinctively held him up against her skin and cuddled him tightly, saying her goobyes. For the next 2 hours she continued to do this whilst telling Jamie how much she loved him.
Suddenly Jamie started to shows signs of life, it began with little gasps of air (which the doctors said were just reflex), then after being fed breast milk Jamie started to breathe normally!
The doctors couldn’t believe it.
At the time when this story was published little Jamie was 7 months old and doing great.
Despite my broken nose (rugby) and rugged looks, sometimes I’m a big softie, I think since I have had a family of my own I have changed lots in this respect.
I think we all need to trust our gut or instincts more, like this amazing mother did.
I also think we could all do with believing in the power of love and cuddles a bit more.
Check out the video for this amazing story here (6min 39 sec):
Before I leave you I want to just tell you one more little uplifting story.
It’s called The Rescuing Hug.
The story details the first week of life of a set of twins, two little girls.
Each were in their respective incubators, and one was not expected to live.
A hospital nurse fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies in one incubator.
When they were placed together, the healthier of the two girls, instinctively threw her arm over her sister in an endearing embrace.
The smaller baby’s heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal.
The twins are now 17 years old.
Thanks for reading, hugs and cuddles 😉