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Ward Miles – First Year / A video to celebrate the miracle of life!

Just found this on the news and thought it a beautiful way to celebrate the miracle and gift of life… to end this week on a especially warm note ūüôā

Enjoy it!

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Published on Nov 22, 2013
by Benjamin Scot

This video sums up my son’s first year. He was born way too early, and the obstacles he had to overcome were really big, but not bigger than our God.
This is a story of a mother’s love for her baby.
A year ago from this Halloween he came home. I made this video to commemorate his first year and how far he has come. Today happens to be his mother’s birthday… so I made this as a gift to her.
I want to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff all over the world that make it their life’s mission to help babies get better! It’s because of you that my son ever stood a chance to make it home!
Song: ‘Happiness’ by The Fray­3384700?i=303384713
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The heart of life 1987 ( translation of French original text in post below as ” Le coeur de la vie ” )

the heart of life ©copyright2013owpp

the heart of life

The heart of life

I hear the music of your heart
That blossoms like a flower
You are drowsy with joy
You are a wonder in itself

I hear the music of the night
That shines in all its splendour
You wake up every time
And the sun is yours.

Then, sings the heart of life
And all the children smile at you
They clap their hands and invite you
To remain until the infinite

They do not ” hear ” the night
The thousand lights that shines
They see the wicked shadows
The tree branches coming and going

They crouch under their imaginary shelter
Hoping the arrival of a mother
That will take all the fears of the earth
That will console all the children of the universe

And with them you wake up
Showing them the sun
Life and all its grandeur
Night as well, without its fears.

Because you do not want to hasten them
Very slowly you break the light
With a gentle darkness
That will, for a few hours, last

So, children of the earth
You no longer need this mother ( you only need yours! )
Who’ll take your imaginary fears
The night is part of the universe


If I, the heart of life
Calm your fears, I have not succeeded
I will make the night sing
I will put music in the “noises”

I will make the waters speak
To sooth your aches
I will make all the stars dance
To see your face, with a smile,
Light up!!

Have a wonderful week!

Le coeur de la vie 1987 ( French poetry translated in post above as “the heart of life” )

the heart of life ©copyright2013owpp

the heart of life

Le coeur de la vie

J’entends la musique de ton coeur,
Qui s’√©panouit comme une fleur
Tu as sommeil de joie
Tu es une merveille en soi.

J’entends la musique de la nuit
Qui dans toute sa splendeur luit
Tu te réveilles chaque fois
Et le soleil est à toi.

Alors, chante le coeur de la vie
Et tous les enfants te sourient
Ils tapent des mains et t’invitent
A rester jusqu’√† l’infinie

Ils ” n’entendent ” pas la nuit
Les milles feux qui luit
Ils voient les ombres méchants
Les branches des arbres allant et venant

Ils se terrent sous leurs abris imaginaires
En esp√©rant l’arriv√©e d’une m√®re
Qui prendra toutes les peurs de la terre,
Qui consolera tous les enfants de l’univers

Et avec eux tu te réveilles
En leurs montrant le soleil
La vie et toute sa grandeur
La nuit aussi, sans ses peurs.

Car tu ne veux pas les brusquer
Tout doucement tu rompes la clarté
Avec une douce obscurité
Qui pour quelques heures va durer.

Alors, les enfants de la terre,
Vous n’avez plus besoin de cette m√®re ( uniquement la votre! )
Qui prendra vos peurs imaginaires
La nuit fait part de l’univers


Si moi, le coeur de la vie
Calmer vos peurs je n’ai r√©ussi
Je vous ferais chanter la nuit
Je vous mettrais la musique dans les ” bruits ”

Je ferais parler les eaux
Pour calmer vos maux
Je ferais toutes les étoiles danser
Pour voir vos visages,

D’un sourire, s’√©clairer.