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From Thread of Hope to Miracle Mason
Created By: Janet Windon

Lorie, my oldest daughter, was on the receiving end of the prayer shawl ministry of the women of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach, SC, where her younger sister, Wendy, worked as the church secretary. Despite several serious medical complications, including endometriosis, Lorie became pregnant with her first child at age 34 in the fall of 2005. She had been medically advised that she would most likely never become pregnant, much less be able to carry a baby to full term. Knowing Lorie's fears, the ladies of this church sent a lovely crocheted prayer shawl to Lorie to let her know that others would be praying for her throughout this pregnancy. This gesture meant the world to Lorie. --- On January 1, 2006 (New Years Day) at 6 a.m. Lorie's water broke while she was still in bed. Fearing impending labor, she was rushed to a local emergency room since this pregnancy was only in the 19th week. One of the only articles she took with her to the hospital was the prayer shawl. In the hospital bed she laid the shawl across her body on top of the hospital covers. Lorie did not progress into full labor but had lost all the fluid around the baby except for a scant 1/4-inch. We prayed and she laid quietly for 19 days without even getting up to go to the bathroom. We were given the gloomy facts about what is medically considered the "cusp of life" and what horrid disabilities a premature baby would most likely have if it even survived. Aborting the pregnancy, of course, was the recommended favorite. --- Ultimately, Lorie decided to give the fate of her unborn child to God. On the 21st day of her hospitalization, we moved her by ambulance to the Medical University of SC in Charleston where they have an excellent Neonatal Intensive Care Unit prepared to do everything possible to save premature infants. One week later, January 25th, at 24 weeks gestation an extremely premature 1 pound 8 ounce boy was born to Lorie, who took the prayer shawl into the delivery room with her. It literally never left her body before or after the birth of Mason Alexander, who stayed in an incubator growing his lungs for six months. On June 16, 2006, Lorie returned home for the first time since New Years Day carrying her perfect son wrapped in the prayer shawl. Mason has no disabilities whatsoever and is now a bouncing healthy 2 year old weighing 25 pounds and walking all about at will. Our family has no doubt in the power of prayer and that prayers can be answered and that miracles do happen. The lovingly crocheted prayer shawl of Lion Brand yarn was like a connector of hope and communication between Lorie and the Lord. Blessed be this type of loving ministry. --- Our gratitude also is extended to The Ronald McDonald House who provided shelter and food for Lorie during her 6 months of incubator watch over Mason.

Lovingly submitted by Lorie's mother,

Jan Windon

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