Because Mary felt the baby’s heart beat today


Two hearts beating in the same body

One heart beats faster

Two people, one large, one small,

Breathing the same air,

Eating the same food,

Thinking the same thoughts,

Living in the same space.

A continuum repeated again and again like

Beads in a necklace a thousand times

Tiny heart beating, beating, beating … staccato

Growing, growing each day.

But the child is Jesus, God incarnate,

Savior of the world

And that changes everything.

David Flitcroft

Anderson County