A Wedding Day Miracle: Son’s Heartbeat Heard Again
nothing short of: an expression used to emphasize that something is completely or absolutely a certain way
On her wedding day, Becky experienced a mix of joy and sadness. She was marrying the man she loves, but her son Triston, who died at 19, couldn’t be there. To honor him, Becky left a chair empty at her wedding.
However, Becky’s husband, Kelly, planned a surprise gift for her. He invited Jacob Kilby, who received Triston’s heart in a transplant operation. This was a secret until the wedding day. When Becky saw Jacob, she was filled with surprise and gratitude.
Kelly paused the ceremony for Becky and Jacob to meet. This powerful moment showed the impact of Triston’s gift. Becky listened to Jacob’s gratitude and to her son’s heart. She said, “I never imagined hearing Tristan’s heartbeat again, so that moment alone was nothing short of a miracle.”
1. The view from the mountain top was nothing short of breathtaking; I could see the entire valley.
2. The chef’s ability to create such a delicious meal from so few ingredients was nothing short of amazing.
3. His recovery from the illness was nothing short of a miracle; doctors didn’t expect him to heal so quickly.