My son’s first blog post- Why I’m a Miracle

As many of you know, our first son was born with biliary atresia and had surgery at almost 7 weeks old. Recently, in the homeschool writing class he attends, his teacher asked them to write a story about a miracle. Landon decided to write about his surgery. I dare you to read this and not cry. :) I was choking up yesterday when I helped him edit it a bit.


Landon, 6 weeks old

Without further ado, here’s Landon, 2nd grade:

(posted with permission of the author :) )

The Day of my Surgery/Why I’m a Miracle

On the day of my surgery, I was 7 weeks old. So my parents took me to Houston. And my doctor’s name was Dr. Wesson. And he fixed my liver. He was a nice man. God helped the doctor make me well.

And so I was better from now on.

And I learned that you are not going to feel anything if you are asleep in your surgery.

Me being well is a miracle because my family was praying for me and I really think that’s a miracle.

I am thankful that God healed me so I could have a good life. And I’m strong because of my scar.

Yes, son, you are a miracle. And I love you.

Landon, 9 months old


Landon on the day of his baptism.

grace & peace- Kelli

About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. That is beautiful Kelli!!! I remember so well the time I got to spend with Landon. All he wanted to talk about was baseball and of course since I also love baseball, we had a lot to talk about. That time is such a special memory for me. Landon is truly a very special young man!!! Love y’all

  2. That is the sweetest thing ever! and yes, tears are flowing! ~ Paula

  3. He is quite the special young man and may he always strive to do great things for God who has and is continuing to move so mightily in his life.

  4. so precious!!!!

  5. My favorite line? “I am strong because of my scar.” I am so blessed by this reminder of the wisdom of being a child before the Lord. Scars a reminders of HIs strength, but so often we look at them in sadness, thinking they a reminder of what life has done TO us. Not what He has saved us FROM. Love it! :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Praise God for you Landon, and I am so delighted you know it is THE LORD’S DOING.
    Well done Kelli for the fine young and strong man you are raising for God, I am encouraged by this.
    Have a super blessed day!

  7. I love how you worded this! As always! :) It’s my favorite line, too. Love you!

  8. Thank you Ugochi. God has truly blessed us and we can’t wait to see what he does with Landon’s life.

  9. Thanks Paula. :)

  10. Yes he is. Love you Aunt Mary!

  11. Thanks Paula. I just love that little boy!

  12. Thank you Beth! I bet Landon remembers you- he doesn’t forget anyone!

  13. What a precious post! So neat to read!!!

  14. What a blessing. Thank you for allowing us to read Landon. Have a beautiful weekend. Tara.

  15. thanks sarah!


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