Rolling Without Limits

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Like Rocky Would Say:  "I'm a survivor"
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Like Rocky Would Say: "I'm a survivor"

When I visit family and friends in the hospital, I love going by the nursery and seeing all the new born babies. They are so tiny and sweet. It makes me wonder how the heck my mom did it. You see, I was born three months premature. They didn't have the technology back then lthey do today, so how I survived, I have no idea. It must be because my mom didn't give up on me and God had other plans for my future.

When I was born, I weighed 3 lbs, and when it was time to take me home, I only weight 2 ½ lbs. The doctors told my mom she couldn't take me home. I was too small and I wouldn't survive. Mom was stubborn and determined she was going to take her baby home. They tried to tell her if she did, they could put her in jail. She said "Fine but I'll take my baby to jail with me." Finally the doctor decided to let her take me home, probably because there wasn't anything they could do for me and they thought I was going to die anyway.

I cannot imagine what it was like to care for a baby that tiny. It had to be scary. They couldn't even find clothes that fit me. Mom said I fit in doll clothes and they would carry me on a pillow so not to break me. They say the first time my grandfather saw me, he cried because he thought that was the only time he would ever see me alive. My mom had to feed me every hour on the hour because I could only drink very little at a time. She did this round the clock.

Plu,s I had four other brothers and sisters that needed tending to as well. Luckil,y my two older sisters were old enough to pitch in. They became like little mommies to me. I've always wondered if being that premature is one of the reasons I stayed so small.  Who knows? To this day, I love looking at my birth certificate, because back then they would put the babys foot print and the moms thumb print on them, and her thumb was as big as my foot. Amazing!

Anyway, fast forward fifty some years, I'm still here alive and well. Thank you Mom for loving me and taking such good care of me and not giving up. Because of you, I had a chance to live a good life.

 

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  1. Lil Bit
    Lil Bit
    Voted - another great blog. Made me almost want to cry. Loved it!
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks Lil Bit
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  2. Barby Baldwin
    What a touching story, also made me want to cry. You are lucky to have such a Mom.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks Barby
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  3. Teresa Thomas
    Teresa Thomas
    Vote # 6. Wow! I did not know, that you were that little. My nephew's son, I believe, was very little when he was born before they lost him 2 years ago. He too, had Cerebal Paulsy. He only lived to be 5 years old. Poor thing. I know, my sister, had adopted a set of twins that we very little as well. Now, they are healthy as a horse. Figure of speech of course. But, nonetheless, they are healthy & smart.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks...good to hear they are healthy and smart
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  4. Merced McGrath
    Loved your blog Audrey. I'm so glad mom stole you from the hospital and that you made it to become the beautiful, talented and caring woman you are today. You are very special. I remember seeing you sleeping in a shoe box and when mom had to do something she would put you in the front pocket of her apron. You never learned how to crawl you would scoot all over on your bottom. You would tell people that you had 1 big mommy and 2 little mommies. Yes God wanted you to survive because you are a very special person and have touched alot of lives with your caring. Take care and God Bless you. Your Little mommie Ida
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks Big Sis, I forgot about the shoe box and didn't know about the apron, thanks for letting me know.
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  5. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    I'm deeply touched and even cried a bit while reading your story. Hats off to your mother for not giving up...am happy you're leading a great life...may God keep blessing you always............Voted!
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  6. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Voted. It was very touching.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thank you
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  7. SignLanguage
    Part of this was also your will to continue living. Voted! Just a reminder - I think you owe me a vote! ;)
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Voting now
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  8. Susan Keeping
    Susan Keeping
    Wonderful story :) voted
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