Nes Gadol Haya Sham: A Great Miracle Happened There

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Nes Gadol Haya Sham

A great miracle happened there – when the pregnancy home test said positive, and I realized that life was growing inside of me, that I am truly God’s partner in creation

Nes Gadol Haya Sham

A great miracle happened there – when I first saw the ultrasound, and saw your gummy bear like body and began, already, to fall so deeply in love

Nes Gadol Haya Sham

A great miracle happened there – when I began to show, and everyone could begin to celebrate the fact of you...that you were coming, that you were becoming, more and more every day

Nes Gadol Haya Sham

A great miracle happened there - and there...and there...when I felt you move, kick, stretch, and nobody else could (already we were sharing intimacies)

Nes Gadol Haya Sham

A great miracle happened there – when I went through what were surely hundreds, if not thousands, of names and imagined what you might look like, what name would fit this child

Nes Gadol Haya Sham

A great miracle happened there – when you came into this world, when I first saw you, felt your warm body, heard your cry that tugged on my heart like nothing had before

Nes Gadol Haya Sham

A great miracle happened there –when you changed my name to mommy

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A great miracle is happening here – that we are today surrounded by family and friends, all because of you

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A great miracle is happening here – that today, we give you a name to connect you to our family and to thousands of years of the Jewish people.

Nes Gadol. You are a miracle. We dedicate ourselves to you. You light up our world. May God give us strength as parents to find energy when we think we have none left to give. May your light continue to shine brightly for all the world to see.