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Sue’s ColumnSue Rosen “I Believe in Miracles. Do You?”


“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

I love that quote, but what is a miracle?  Have you ever experienced a miracle?  Do you believe in synchronicity, or that everything happens for a reason or that there are no coincidences?  What exactly is a miracle? Well, it’s a surprising and welcome event not explicable by natural or scientific laws.  It is considered to be divine.  It is a marvel!  It is a wonder!  Join Sue Rosen in exploring the mystical beauty of miracles.


From the time I was a child, I knew about miracles.  My mother had all of the symptoms of a brain tumor.  She had double vision, dilated pupil, headaches, forgetfulness and an unsteady gait.

She was admitted to a hospital, and prior to the invention of the CAT scan, a procedure was performed for diagnostic purposes.   This procedure consisted of drilling two burr holes into her skull to x-ray her brain.

I was a little 6 year old girl.  No one explained anything to me.  There were lots of hushed conversations spoken in Italian.  I only knew that this was serious.

I attended Catholic school.  I went to school that day, and I went to Sister Mary Alice.  I asked her what a miracle was.

She told me that a miracle was from God, and if we prayed really hard and asked Him, He would grant us a miracle.  We just had to believe.  That morning all of the little 5-6 year old children in my class prayed for a miracle with me.

My mother is now 91 years old.  She had no brain tumor.  In fact, all of her symptoms simply disappeared.  There was nothing to explain what had happened.

Years later, I had 2 children, went to college and became a registered nurse.  I worked in very high profile areas.  I was drawn to the burn unit and to the emergency and trauma room.

Although I witnessed much tragedy, I also witnessed many more miracles.  I witnessed both the miracles of life and the miracles of death.

My education and my work offered the path for me to be called to the journey I am on.  It allowed me to remain open, to actually see and experience synchronicity and most importantly, to recognize it.

Today, when I look outside, I think about how truly blessed I am.  I have had a great career, a loving husband, children, and I have 5 grandchildren.  I worked hard to get here, but I believe in miracles.

Miracles took me back to my interest in photography.  I realized I could capture the true essence, the auras, and the miracles of life and document them.  It is amazing what you can catch through the lens of a camera.  Life is truly amazing.