Daily Archives: February 25, 2011

Believe it or not

Good King Conrad had the joy of selecting the subject to test and tease the Loose Blogging members today.

Skepticism vs. Disbelief

On the first occasion that I ventured out of doors on foot, during our post Christmas mini ice age, I called into the pharmacy.  It was merely an excuse to walk on a dry surface for a few minutes without the dread of losing my footing.

As I rounded a tall display stand I almost stood on a tiny pink baby carrier.  I think it was one section of a multi-part baby transporter.

On second glance I noticed the navy all in one suit with hood.  The outfit was lightly padded and held the shape in the seat.  My heart paused for a second in disbelief as the outfit seemed empty.  Looking about for the mother I noticed a young woman was talking to an assistant while keeping a close eye on the carrier.  Looking back at the bundle I realised that a tiny sleeping baby was almost lost inside the suit.

Fascinated at how tiny the baby was I stood watching until the mother was free.  We spoke for a few minutes and I discovered it was a little girl about 15 days old.

“A wonderful Christmas gift!” I said.

“More than a gift” said the mother, “She is a miracle!  Six months ago, I was told I had cancer. You are looking at what they thought was cancer!”

That young lady felt Sceptical at the original diagnosis and asked for a second opinion.  I know she will never regret that request.