A Wonderful Christmas Gift

Christmas is a time for giving gifts. Usually, when we think about gifts, we think of material things—a sweater or toy. But Amy Anderson’s gift goes well beyond materialism. She was halfway through her pregnancy when her unborn son, Bryson, was diagnosed with a urinary tract obstruction. The day before her appointment to schedule prenatal surgery, Bryson died and Amy was devastated. Even though her son died, her body began to produce milk, which was considered “preterm breast milk” and very high in nutrients. So Amy lovingly expressed ninety-two gallons of breast mill over eight months. The quality of her milk helped the most desperately ill preemies. And in return, Amy received comfort and peace in the wake of her son’s death—a wonderful Christmas gift indeed.

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