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Miracle Story


Debra Kells

Warm Heart, Warm Hands

Submitted into: Miracles of Family Category,

On: 2014-05-15 16:25:44

We were not long married, living in Melbourne in an old farm house close to 100 years old. So as you can imagine in winter it was rather cold.  It was a cottage with character, shall we say. There was a bathroom inside but the toilet was outside. Yes, we did make some late night dashes outside at times!

We called it a musical house because the wind would howl through the cracks in the walls, and louver windows. Combine that with the different tones of the squeaks of the various floor boards, made it a fun place to live in.

We did have an open fire place but with very high ceilings and an extra-large lounge room so the heat seemed to just dissipate up the chimney.  We managed to get through the first winter there as a young couple as we found our own ways of keeping warm. There were lots of watching TV under the blankets and doona with warm socks on.

Then we found out that we were going to have a little one joining our family. That was great news! Our baby was due in mid March just as it was starting to cool down. In fact, she didn’t arrive until April as she was very cosy tucked away in there.

With our new baby and only one income, we found it challenging financially. As our beautiful little one grew, so the weather got colder and the house almost seemed to be colder inside than out sometimes!  It was hard to bath her in this cold weather and at times I resorted to taking her over to her  grandparents to bath her where it was warmer and there was no cold wind blowing through the cracks in the walls and windows.

Finally we both agreed that we needed a heater of sorts. We didn’t want an electric heater with these ceilings or the bill would be beyond what we could afford. In fact we couldn’t really afford to buy much at all.

One Sunday after going over a bit earlier to the grandparents place to bath our baby and bring her home before it got too cold in the evening, we arrived home about 4.00pm.

As we got out of the car we noticed something on our little old front veranda near the front door.

We walked up and found a beautiful new Kerosene heater! It was lovely. No note as to who had given us this. It just appeared! A miracle! We had not asked anyone for it or told anyone that we were not financial enough to buy a heater. You can imagine our delight- we are going to be warm!

It was one of those heaters that is portable but gives off a lovely heat with no smell if we lit it outside first.

We kept that heater for quite a while and it certainly warmed our toes and fingers nicely.

Sometimes we would still go over and bath our baby at the grandparents place – they seemed to enjoy us going over there. As a grandparent myself now, I know how they feel!

The universe had provided us with a heater to keep not only our baby warm but us as well. Our “baby” has just had her 33rd birthday last week, still does not like the cold and we still do not know who gave us that heater. We are however forever grateful for the gift and the miracle that landed on our doorstep that cold winter’s Sunday afternoon in Melbourne. It changed our lives.