“The unthinkable has happened: Love has penetrated into hell: so that now in the extreme darkness of that human isolation we can hear a voice that calls us and find a hand that takes hold of us and leads us out. Even in the hour of extreme solitude we are never alone.”—Pope Benedict
Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators.
Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle, born only 2 lbs, had trouble breathing, heart problems and other complications. She was not expected to live.
Their nurse did everything she could to make Brielle’s health better, but nothing she did was helping her. With nothing else to do, their nurse went against hospital policy and decided to place both babies in the same incubator.
She left the twin girls to sleep and when when she returned she found a sight she could not believe. She called all the nurses and doctors and this is what they saw (refer to the picture above).
As Brielle got closer to her sister, Kyrie put her small little arm around her, as if to hug and support her sister. From that moment on, Brielle’s breathing and heart rate stabilized and her health became normal.
From then on, they decided to keep both babies together, because when they were together they kept each other alive.
And today they are 15 years old.
So remember, when you are going through something, that you’re not alone. You’re within an arm’s length of a sister who will be there to support you. But best and above all, you have a God who loves you no matter what.
Who are you within arm’s length of today? Think of someone who might need your love and encouragement. Stay close to them, because you never know if that moment will save their life.