BC: Made with Love by Marissa Dodson
FC: Callum's Story
1: Once upon a time, there was a young couple who dreamed of having babies. They prayed about having babies and they made plans for having babies. One long awaited day, they found out they were going to be parents and they were so happy they jumped up and down.! | The soon-to-be Mommy and Daddy started praying that the baby would be twins. Then one day, the doctor took pictures inside the Mommy's belly and told the couple that they will be having twins. They were so happy that the Mommy kept laughing and could not hold still for the doctor to take any more pictures.! | Callum Lennox | Soon, the Mommy and Daddy found out that their twins would be two boys and they chose two very special names for the boys. The one on the bottom would be Callum and the one on the top would be Lennox.
2: The doctor told the mommy to be very careful and eat good food and get lots of sleep so the twins would grow strong inside her. The mommy was extra careful and did everything the doctor said. The Daddy helped, too, by doing a lot of the Mommy's work for her so she could rest and the babies could grow. At each doctor visit, they found out the babies were very healthy and strong.
3: Then one day, the Mommy and Daddy went to the doctor to see how the baby boys were doing, and the doctor, the nurse, and the Mommy and Daddy were surprised to find out that the mommy's body was trying to have the babies already, even though it wasn't time yet.
4: So the Mommy had to go straight to the hospital and stay there until the babies were born. That way, the doctors could try to keep the babies inside her to keep growing for as long as possible.
5: Eight days later, baby Callum was ready to be born and didn't want to wait any more! So the doctors tried to take him out but Mommy's tummy wouldn't let go. The doctors got Lennox out of his Mommy's tummy, but Callum was stuck. They pulled and pulled and finally Callum came out but he was very tired from being pulled on. The doctors put both babies in special cribs where they had some computers and machines to help the babies breathe. Lennox was strong and didn't need the machines for very long, but baby Callum was very tired and hurt. | Lennox Ehlrid Noel Dodson September 22, 2007 8:19am | Callum Mansel Scott Dodson September 22, 2007 8:30am
6: Late that same night, the Mommy got to go see her tiny, beautiful babies in their special cribs. She saw Lennox and he made her smile. He looked at her and reached for her and she felt love for him right away.
7: Then she went to see Callum in his crib. She felt love for him right away too. She touched his belly and she grabbed his tiny hand. When Callum felt his Mommy's touch, he opened his eyes and looked straight in to her eyes and squeezed his hand around her finger. He made her smile. Then the Daddy took Callum’s hand and Callum squeezed his Daddy's finger and looked in his eyes, too.
8: Once he had made his Mommy and Daddy smile and feel his love, Callum closed his eyes and went to heaven.
9: Saying Goodbye... | They were sad because they would not be able to hold him anymore. | When they knew that Callum already went to heaven, the Mommy and Daddy were very sad about Callum leaving. | But they knew Jesus was holding Callum.
12: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
14: “The Lord is near to those who are broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
15: Precious One
16: Callum is in heaven now, and he doesn't hurt anymore. The Mommy and the Daddy will one day be in heaven, too, but for now, they have a very special job; to hold Lennox and tell him about Jesus.
17: One day, the Mommy, the Daddy, and Lennox will get to go to heaven and be held by Jesus, too.
19: Best Friends
21: our twins