i dream of Daia

ordinarily my dreams consist of boring incongruencies which hold no eternal or even temporary meaning.

last night, however, was different. i dreamed that trent and i had a baby: but it was no ordinary child. it was incredibly tiny, so tiny in fact it reminded me of a fish. we had to be ever so tender and careful with it. it had to be kept in an incubator of sorts. at one point (due to the dream’s potential to distort) this baby fell out of its incubator and we couldn’t find it… but when we did, she/he was miraculously okay.

this morning, while sweating profusely on the treadmill wondering why on earth i put myself through such torture :), i watched 100 huntley street (in anticipation of appearing on it in may!). appearing on the show was an anglican priest who told the story of a 1-pound, 12-inch baby who was kept for weeks in an incubator for weeks on end. her name was Daia. miraculously this baby survived and became a fiesty, petite young woman.

one day while Daia and her mother were at the playground, Daia turned to her mother and asked, ‘Do you smell that?’

her mother said, ‘Yes, it smells like rain.’

to which Daia shook her head. ‘No. It smells like Him. It smells like God when he’s holding you.’

at this moment Daia’s mother realized that it hadn’t been the medication or machines which had kept Daia alive. it had been the heartbeat of God.

when I heard this my feet slowed right down and my pupils dilated. i felt my heart seize up as i wondered Why? Why did I have that dream about the tiny baby, and why did I hear this story just now about a one-pound child who was miraculously saved?

all i know is that moments like this make me lean all the more on Jesus’ chest, trusting that life goes far beyond than what the naked eye can see.



  1. Teneale said,

    March 19, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Maybe there is some hope for us after all. 😉

  2. Auntie D said,

    March 28, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Wow .. that story gave me goose bumps, or chicken skin as the Dutch would translate it to be.
    Yes, God is always with us and provides what we need even when we are not even aware of it! How great He is!!

    Let God have all your cares, worries, and anxieties because He is always thinking about you and He is looking after everything that concerns you. (1 Peter 5:7) Now that is a thought!

    Have a great day. Hope you are feeling better again, Em. I know about the 8 day stuffed up headcold/nose blowing/fever/etc. and not feeling well thing. I have it too and am finally on the tail end of it. Thankfully! I am totally sick of being sick with no energy to spare. Gross.

    Sending love your way from all of us here.
    Auntie D. xo xo xo xo

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