Definitions ~

1: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs

2: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment

 Quotes ~

Each of my days are miracles. I won’t waste my day; I won’t throw away a miracle.” (I personally LOVE this one!)

 “Even miracles take a little time”

 “We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness”

 “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

 Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”

 When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”


 Many say that this time of the year, the holiday season, is filled with miracles. If you turn on cable television this week I think every movie on Hallmark, Lifetime and Lifetime Movie is about some kind of Christmas miracle. This might be true, but I haven’t given it a lot of thought because miracles happen every day throughout the year.

 I know in the days before I got sick …… back when I was working and leading a “normal” life, I didn’t see many miracles. I worked in an extremely dangerous area and there were days when I thought it was a miracle that no one got hurt, or that the building didn’t burn down. (Though I experienced 3 horrific fires @ work during my career)

I read or heard about miracles, but I was never close to an actual miracle.

 It took a heart attack, a heart transplant and some time until I started truly experiencing miracles.

 The little miracles came during the summer of my recovery. Sitting in my den early in the morning I would see and hear the neighborhood come alive each morning. The songs from the birds, the dew glistening on the lawn, the breeze through the bushes were all very small miracles. I relish these small miracles with all of my borrowed heart.

 During that first year, I analyzed the facts, studied the details and came to grasp what had happened to me. Everyone told me I was a miracle. As I looked at the facts, and listened to many, many medical professionals and it did seem like God was sitting on my shoulders for that fateful month.

 Then I started volunteering at my transplant center. I met many people and listened to their incredible stories, I saw them linger for many months at times …. and started to see the miracles appear. These were HUGE miracles. People that were so ill, that the doctors were prepared to stop the machines, and the medications. They had done everything humanly possible for these folks. Yet, a miracle happened in each case and they continue to live.

 When I shake their hands, or embrace them, there is an energy, a feeling, a connection that can’t be explained. Maybe it’s simply a true understanding on the path that took to this point in their life? I simply call it the “miracle touch” ……. It’s there, it’s real …….. My holiday gift to each of you is that someday that someday you can feel it too.

 Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!!.

May a miracle touch you this season, and may you feel that incredible “miracle touch”!!!!!

Christmas Miracle Heart!

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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1 Response to Miracles

  1. Diane says:

    This was beautiful! Merry Christmas!!

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