The Tiny Mouse
The Tiny Mouse came into this world with everyone telling her that it was not time. As she fights for her life, she is surrounded by love, faith, and family. Was it really time for The Tiny Mouse to enter into the world and overcome these great obstacles that she faced? Based on a true story...
- Paperback | 40 pages
- 216 x 279 x 3mm | 156g
- 13 Jan 2018
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About Nakita Foreman
January 21, 2016, started off as a typical Thursday. I went to work, came home, cooked dinner, and enjoyed bible study with my family around the kitchen table. My husband ended our bible study with sharing a dream he had the night before. He stated that, in a dream, he saw our new born daughter. In the dream, she was smiling, lively, and healthy, but tiny. I was concerned, so I asked, "How much did she weigh?" He stated, "4 lbs!" What?!?! That's a premature baby! I laughed it off not knowing God was warning us before the storm. I went into labor the NEXT day! I was only 23 weeks. I thought to myself, I can't deliver my baby now! Here I am lying in the back of an ambulance, tears running down my cheeks, and the only thing I could think of is WHY ME?! My head was spinning from the loud sirens, loud sobs, questions, doubts, fears, and brokenness. When I arrived at the hospital, the doctors confirmed that I was in labor and dilated 6 cm. The doctors also told me they had to try to hold on until I was 24 weeks because anything less than 24 weeks is nonviable. My contractions stopped long enough for me to welcome Little Miss Amber Kate Foreman at 24 weeks and 2 days. Her weight was 1lb 10oz. She was so tiny and fragile. I couldn't even touch or hold her for the first month. She stayed in the hospital for 110 days. Even though that seemed like a long time, I was thankful for the gift God had given me. Each time I walked into the NICU, I tried to find the courage to put on the biggest smile and walk to my daughter's incubator. However, tears always ran down my face before I got to her. The feeling of hopelessness, helplessness, and disbelief surrounded me as I pulled back her blanket to see her precious face. Amber Kate was always bright eyed and waiting, though. I took this time to pray with her and for her. In the middle of my prayers, she laughed and smiled. I found myself laughing with her and crying out for joy! This milestone alone was enough for me to realize I didn't have ANYTHING to frown about! If my child was in the NICU and could find ways to laugh and smile through her situation, then how could I complain?!?! Amber Kate is still a lively, smiling, laughing, and busy little girl! God has been and continues to be with us in every situation. All you need is faith, the size of a mustard seed, and He will provide!