From the time Christian knew his sister, Mandy, was pregnant, he practiced holding the baby and telling us he/she was going to hold his pinkie and for many, many months he was going to play her a lullaby on his guitar when she was born.
Although we never spoke of the medical issues Mandy faced, he knew something was going on. Maybe he sensed it. Christian Jack-Douglas Bennett used to love to stand in front of the baby crib, before the baby was born, and say these words, “how much I love you in my heart…I love you so very much, I love you baby”. We did not know what the sex of the baby was going to be, we wanted it to be a surprise!
He never once worried, never showed concern about the medical issues, he only knew that he loved the baby. He only spoke of love!
So the day finally arrived when the baby was going to be delivered…nearly 90 days early. Mandy went through many medical problems including: vasa previa, placenta previa and Velamentous cord insertion.
Now, Christian’s extraordinary faith and God’s amazing “Grace” have come together! Oh, to have a faith as strong as that!
~ Renee Farrow Bennett (Proud Mom)
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Christian exhibiting an “I CAN” attitude Photo courtesy Christy White Photography
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This post originally appeared on our July/August 2014 Magazine