When Walt Manis was fourteen, he dreamt of his future child. An olive skinned girl with brown eyes, a big smile, and brown hair. The dream was so vivid and visceral that he believed it was a message straight from God about not only his future daughter, but also his future wife. Even when Walt fell in love with and then married a woman who would never have a child who looked like that, Manis held onto his dreams. The biggest reason? Because he had a name for her. Not only that, but his now wife had said she’d always wanted to name her first daughter that same exact name. It was as if God had spoken to both of them about the same child and when the time came to begin a family, they knew for certain their daughter, Chloe, would soon join them.
But after painful, heart-wrenching miscarriages, and years of infertility, it seemed their Chloe would not be. But then, the most miraculous thing imaginable took place and it’s something you truly have to see to believe.
There is so much beauty in this video that no matter what you believe, you can still love it. Families are not always born, sometimes they are chosen…and sometimes long before we even know they’ll exist. Best wishes to the Mantis family, and their strong, beautiful future together.
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