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.