tender touch

The NICU worked above and beyond their duty to give us the gift of being close to Matthew at his most critical hour. Within minutes of being whisked out of the operating room and into his NICU bed to be stabilized, the NICU team moved things out of the way to allow me to be brought in on a gurney so that I could be present for Matthew’s baptism.
Matthew’s heart had dropped down to about 10bpm before being delivered by Emergency C-Section. He was immediately put on the respirator. We asked for the chaplain to come as soon as he could to Baptize Matthew. Within about 15 minutes, with a donated Child of God bib placed on his chest, and all of the tubes where they needed to be to help Matthew stay alive, we heard those words, “Matthew Karol, I baptize you in the name of The Father and The Son and The Holy Spirit.”
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We were so thankful that Matthew had the opportunity to receive this Sacrament.
Yesterday, another Snowbaby in Mississippi, became a Child of God. Our Niece, Anna, was baptized. Anna, we pray for God’s grace to shower you each and every day.

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5 thoughts on “tender touch

  1. God is so very good! I am sure it is a huge blessing to you to have been able to be present for Matthew’s baptism.

    You did receive such tender care there. I am amazed by them and thank God for such a wonderful team of caregivers.

  2. Emily,

    Matthew is an angel in heaven now. He is a special intercessor to Our Lord. Thanks for sharing this with us. It reminds all of us to be grateful for God’s blessings.

  3. These are beautiful pictures! I am so glad he was able to receive the Sacrament of Baptism too and that you were able to be there, what a blessing.

  4. What beautiful images of dear St. Matthew Karol receiving the Sacrament of Baptism! I’m so glad you shared them! What a sweet and dear consolation they must be to your heart, Emily!

    I’m rejoicing as well for Anna’s baptism and her family!

    May God’s grace and mercy be felt in your family!

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