Even if they can be loud and smelly, we adore babies, right?
Babies are the most naive, happy and interest little creatures in the world. Expecting a baby is something hopeful, something to be excited about. Having a baby requires lots of preparation and decisions, some of them fun, others tedious.
Unhappily, not every parent can be so fortunes: seldom, they the baby they are expecting is born sick or disabled, enduring many difficulties such as short life, with little chances for survival or they are not sufficiently developed. In these situations, the parents are devastated , the whole family feels the pain of the mother and unfortunately, they can end tragically.
This article is about giving hope and inspiration for families that are faced with such pain and suffering, to not give up and have hope til the very end.
In this case, the parents received hope with their premature baby’s smile. The tiny Freya Vinje was welcomed into this world on Thanksgiving in 2014, coming out during complicated pregnancy due to preeclampsia (a complication characterized by high blood pressure). At 28 weeks, Freya weighed only 1.7kg. Nonetheless, the little one soon gained a medal for her incredible smile.
“I was talking to her and I had said ‘should we send a picture to Daddy?’ and right when I was about to take the picture, she had this huge smile. It was a picture that I had always wanted to get out for people to see because of how it touched me [in] the way that it did. We gave a copy to the nurses, and when we went to have our second little girl, they still had it hanging up in their break room.”
“Honestly, she is the best thing that has happened to us. We go to the store and she’s the friendliest little girl and she says hi to everybody. She’s so fun. She’s so happy. That picture at five days old, you can see her little personality and you look at her now, and she hasn’t changed. She’s still the happy little girl in that photo.”
The photo posted on Facebook was shared 35000 times and hundreds of thousands likes to show support for their determination and courage.