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Boy singing to his little sister…

“You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine” (Be prepared to get watery eyes!)

Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. They found out that the new baby was going be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in mommy’s tummy.

He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met her. The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown , Tennessee. In time, the labor pains came. Soon it was every five minutes, every three, every minute. But serious complications arose during delivery and Karen found herself in hours of labor.

Would a C-section be required? Finally, after a long struggle, Michael’s little sister was born. But she was in very serious condition. With a siren howling in the night, the ambulance rushed the infant to the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee.

The days inched by. The little girl got worse. The pediatrician had to tell the parents there is very little hope. Be prepared for the worst. Karen and her husband contacted a local cemetery about a burial plot. They had fixed up a special room in their house for their new baby but now they found themselves having to plan for a funeral.

Michael however, kept begging his parents to let him see his sister. I want to sing to her, he kept saying.
Week two in intensive care looked as if a funeral would come before the week was over. Michael kept nagging about singing to his sister, but kids are never allowed in Intensive Care. Karen decided to take Michael whether they liked it or not.

If he didn’t see his sister right then, he may never see her alive.  She dressed him in an oversized scrub suit and marched him into ICU.  He looked like a walking laundry basket.

The head nurse recognized him as a child and bellowed, ‘Get that kid out of here now. No children are allowed!’
The mother rose up strong in Karen, and the usually mild-mannered lady glared steel-eyed right into the head nurse’s face, her lips a firm line.

‘He is not leaving until he sings to his sister’ she stated. Then Karen towed Michael to his sister’s bedside.

He gazed at the tiny infant losing the battle to live. After a moment, he began to sing. In the pure-hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sang:

‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine; you make me happy when skies are gray.’

Instantly the baby girl seemed to respond. The pulse rate began to calm down and become steady. ‘Keep on singing, Michael,’ encouraged Karen with tears in her eyes.

‘You never know, dear, how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.’

As Michael sang to his sister, the baby’s ragged, strained breathing became as smooth as a kitten’s purr

‘Keep on singing, sweetheart.’

‘The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my arms’

Michael’s little sister began to relax as rest, healing rest, seemed to sweep over her. ‘Keep on singing, Michael.’ Tears had now conquered the face of the bossy head nurse. Karen glowed.

‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Please don’t take my sunshine away.’

The very next day the little girl was well enough to go home.

Woman’s Day Magazine called it The Miracle of a Brother’s Song. The medical staff just called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle of God’s love.


Life is good. Have a Wonderful Day!

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Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. Maura Perreira
    August 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    So touching and beautiful, you made me cry.

  2. August 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    @ Maura – Welcome to my blog. Yes the story really makes anyone cry, I too had tears after reading it 🙂

  3. August 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Touching story. We should never underestimate the power of love, it can actually move mountains.

  4. August 6, 2010 at 9:32 am

    @ Shammi – That is why i named my blog – “Love – The Life Force Energy” 🙂

  5. Bijal
    August 6, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Beautiful…Loved it, its so touching 🙂

  6. August 6, 2010 at 10:14 am

    @ Bijal – I agree with you, Tears came in my eyes after reading it, very powerful message of love from brother to her little sister. 🙂

  7. pinky
    August 7, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Love’s bond is very strong in this world i believe it can change the world if it in right direction.The bonds of love with the Lord are never broken and can make miracle.”

    August 7, 2010 at 8:05 am

    WOW!Awesome raj very touching i loved it…

  9. August 7, 2010 at 9:32 am

    @ Pinky – That is why there are called “Miracles” 🙂

    @ Nimita – Its very touching, no doubt about that 🙂

  10. dhriti
    September 7, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    awwww it is a very sweet message for everyone
    love and be loved 😀

  11. September 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    @ Dhriti – Yep, its surely is 🙂

  12. amisha
    September 12, 2010 at 6:47 am

    yes love is very powerful it can change anything &anybody

  13. dhriti
    January 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    wow that was awesome 😀

  14. January 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    @ Amisha Babhi & Dhriti – Fully agree, thank you for coming 🙂

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