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A Merry Christmas Video of Our Miracle Baby, Lucas

A Merry Christmas Video Of Our Miracle Baby, Lucas!


Some of you may remember reading my post about my grandson, Lucas, several years ago. He was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy. The doctors told us he would be "lucky" if he made it to his first birthday. Lucas spent the first six months of his life in NICU at Children's Hospital in Dallas. During his NICU stay, Lucas had a feeding tube and a trach put in. We told that most likely he would always have to have these things. They predicted that he would never walk, and those same "specialists" said that if he made through his first year, he had a good chance of living into his 20's.




Here we are, a little over 2 years later... Lucas had his feeding tube removed this year. He is set to have his trach removed in 2017. He is learning to walk right now and after so many months of silence... He is making sounds and can even throw a pretty good hissy fit when he really wants to, PRAISE THE LORD! (I forgot to tell you that they also said he probably would not move a whole lot because of the MD. But they don't know my God!)


So if you just need a good reason to smile today and have 3 minutes to spare, check out this video. You have to watch it to the end if you want to hear him giggle. A precious sound to this GRANNY's ears! God is GOOD!





A Merry Christmas Video Of Our Miracle Baby, Lucas!


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Comment balloon 20 commentsJoni Bailey • December 31 2016 04:29PM


What an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing. It sounds as though no one needs to wish you a Happy New Year, as you're sure to have one with this little guy around. But Happy New Year anyway!

Posted by Bunny Terry, A Different Kind of Realtor in the City Different (Keller Williams Santa Fe) almost 4 years ago

He is absolutely adorable. And I love his giggles and squeals, what a gift from God. And, I know you realize it too, which makes it all the more special.  

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 4 years ago

Joni, I remember when Lucas was born and you writing about his health issues. I guess that is why you took time out from blogging...a good reason. I saw this video on Facebook and loved it.  Lucas is a miracle baby and God is GOOD!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate almost 4 years ago

Joni GOD IS GOOD and he is working his miracles on Lucas.  May 2017 bring more blessings for Lucas and the whole family.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your Lucas update.

Best wishes to you and your family for a Very Happy New Year!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago


With faith and prays everything becomes possible.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Beautiful precious miracle baby. Continue to enjoy, photograph and make wonderful memories.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

Joni, Lucas is just adorable, and glad HE is looking over him, he is doing great! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 4 years ago

Joni, thank you for sharing the special gift of your beautiful grandson Lucas. I have kept him in my prayers and will continue to do so. You are the perfect Grandmother who shall continue to shower him with your love and I know God has a hand in his growth and development. I just loved to see how fast he can roll over when he wants to and he tries so hard, as he listens to your voices too. But that giggle at the end of this video, is so precious. It's the sound you've been waiting for. I can't even imagine what everyone went through since the day he was born. I think you have confirmed, love can conquer all and I wish you and especially Lucas a lot of love. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 4 years ago


I hope you are having a great New Years day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this video Joni.  Your baby truly is a miracle

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 4 years ago

Hello Joni

It's very nice to see your smiling face back on the AR network and what a wonderful video of Lucas.

I remember when you wrote a post about him around 2 years ago asking for prayers, well it looks like some of those prayers to God have been working

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017

Photography by Robert Swetz

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing the miracle Joni, Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year!


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago

Joni, I love happy endings and evidence of God moving within His people.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) almost 4 years ago

Hi Joni Bailey - I am SO happy to see you here in the Rain again!  And, that Lucas is absolutely a miracle boy - WOW!  His laugh is totally contageous and I am still sitting here with a huge grin on my face...God IS Good!  I can't wait for the next update!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 4 years ago

Joni-Thank you for sharing this video. God is good, Praise the Lord.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 4 years ago

Joni, Your post and video put a huge smile on my face. WOW.. GOD is on Lucas side to say the least! 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 4 years ago

God truly must be smiling on you and your family... What a gift Lucas is for all of us here in the Rain! thank you for sharing him with us! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 4 years ago

Joni, It's been forever and I'm glad I cam looking for you to see what's new. What a beautiful post about Lucas!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Very encouraging!  Lucas is so lucky to have a loving family, and vice versa!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 4 years ago

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