The Little Fighter. (an update)

When I first met her in the spring of 2011, she weighed five pounds. Doctors had given little hope for her survival. It wasn’t known if she would ever be able to really see or hear. Seizures would quake through her tiny, fragile body.

But even then, I could tell – little Victoria was a fighter.

 

It’s in her name. Victoria. Victorious. Conqueror. A precious hand-crafted girl who continues to remind everyone she meets of God’s power and His creativity. A chunky bundle of snuggly love who loves to be held, loves to play. Her world may be different than those around her – she can’t yet run or feed herself – but it’s still a full, vibrant world.

She can see and soon will hear, thanks to the kindness of people and the skill of great doctors. And she can move. Goodness, she can move.

Victoria is a reminder. A reminder that God makes beautiful things. A reminder that we are truly fearfully and wonderfully made. A reminder that God is still in the miracle business.

I close my eyes and I see Victoria playing in the playground. I see her attending school. I see her with hands raised worshiping the Lord.

She is a reminder to me to never discount God’s power. She is a reminder to me that God loves little fighters – because He is a victorious God.

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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