Wednesday Wisdom: “The Rescuing Hug”
This picture is from a true story called “The Rescuing Hug”. It’s a story about the first week of life of a set of twins called Brielle and Kyrie…….
They were born prematurely and one of the twins was not expected to live. While in their own incubators in the hospital, a hospital nurse fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies together in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two, threw an arm over her smaller, weaker sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby’s heart stabilized and temperature rose to normal. They both ended up surviving and thriving….
This amazing story has been circling around the internet for many years now and many of you will already be familair with this inspiring story. The powerful thing about this story is that one little baby changed history. After seeing these positive results, the hospital changed its policies and now allows multiples to bed together. One hug started a revolution that now saves the lives of many babies born prematurely as multiples.
The power of touch and love can heal many lives. Hugs and physical contact make a huge difference for people, often life saving and we don’t even realize this.
The amazing thing about this is that no modern medicine could ever match this.
This incredible story inpsires me as it reminds me how powerful our love and skin to skin contact is for our children. It heals them and makes them strong.