Strange Noises

Strange Noises

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As soon as Benita hear those sounds, every inch of her body told her to jump. She was finally resting after a long day of work. The TV was low, and she felt herself dosing off slowly. But what was that sound? She quickly stood up, and started looking behind and under the couch. She was started to grow more and more concerned. Where was that sound coming from? She heard it one more time, only louder and more alarming. That's when she figured it out. It was coming from the baby monitor!

Young

Young

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Benita had always known what she wanted to be as a grown up. Whenever someone asked her as a young child, she always gave the same answer, "I want to be a mom." Once she hit her teen years, she had her future all figured out. She wanted to have two boys and a little girl. So now, all she needed to get her happily ever after was to find her very own prince charming. But that would prove to be quite a difficult task.

Kissing Frogs

Kissing Frogs

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Like a lot of women out there, Benita had to kiss a few frogs. She'd been on that rollercoaster for quite a while, meeting a new guy only to break up a while later. Unbeknownst to her, her prince charming had been right in front of her. Benita and Roy had been friends for years, but it wasn't until high school that he summoned up the courage to ask her out on a date. Ever since that first date, they became inseparable. The two lovebirds quickly tied the knot, as they wanted to start a family fast. But they were completely clueless as to what the future had in store for them.

Happy Family

Happy Family

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Benita was on cloud 9. She had been trying to get pregnant for a little while when she got the exciting good news: she was expecting a baby! Most women usually wait a few months until they let other people know they're pregnant. But Benita was so excited, she couldn't help herself from telling everyone the exciting good news! She loved being pregnant, too. She truly enjoyed watching her stomach grow, counting every day until she would be able to see the baby for the first time. But she wasn't counting on this.

Tragic News

Tragic News

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Sadly, Benita wouldn't get to raise her baby as she had planned, as it was born prematurely. That was a pretty tough pill to swallow for the happy couple. Benita wasn't able to get over her broken heart, but it did spark her to become even more focused. She felt that being a mother was her true calling in life, and she would eventually try again once she felt strong enough to go through with it. But fate had different plans for Benita and Roy.

Unlucky

Unlucky

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Benita would go on to face two more heartbreaking losses in the years to come. Even though she'd been through this in the past, it never became easy. She was still wondering what was wrong with her. Particularly because her scans proved she was healthy. losing the babies took a toll on her, so she postponed her plans to get pregnant. She felt that perhaps, she was destined to turn to adoption. But she wasn't thinking of your typical adoption!

Needing Some Company

Needing Some Company

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Benita felt heartbroken and lonely. She was in dire need of some TLC, especially when Roy left for one of his business trips. She finally decided to adopt a furry companion. She was planning on visiting the local rescue center to get a puppy, until one day, they found a black cat in their garden. She pranced around, and rubbed against her legs. They immediately fell in love and named her "Midnight." Even though black cats are often associated with bad luck, Midnight was everything but.

Lucky

Lucky

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A little after Benita adopted Midnight, she found out she was expecting a baby. She hadn't actually planned this pregnancy, but felt truly blessed nonetheless. She started eating well, and got rid from anything that could stress her out. Doctors told her that her chances of being a mother were slim to none. But she didn't let this affect her. She felt that she had a good luck charm by her side. Still, Benita could've never predicted just how much of a good luck charm Midnight could be.

It's A Miracle

It's A Miracle

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Benita's dreams came true when she gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby named Stacey. She finally had the family she had always dreamed of. Naturally, she was really worried and protective of her child. She didn't want anything to go wrong, so she slept by the baby's crib for the first month. Roy convinced her to buy a baby monitor, so they could go back to sleeping in the same place. But at 6 weeks old, Benita discovered something that sent shivers down her spine.

Acting Strange

Acting Strange

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Like most cats, Midnight was pretty much independent. She loved to sit around by Benita's side, but one night, she started acting really weird. For some reason, Midnight was trying everything in her power to get Benita's attention. She kept pawing at her legs, but neither one of them thought this was cause for concern. But the second they noticed she had snuck into Stacey's room, they went into panic mode. They quickly made their way to the baby's room, only to find the cat on the shelf where the baby monitor was standing. That's when they realized what was going on and started crying.

The Discovery

The Discovery

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As soon as Benita and Roy checked up on the baby, they noticed she had turned blue. Much to their horror, Stacey was having respiratory issues. But Benita knew how to handle the situation. She had already planned and researched everything that could go wrong with a newborn baby. The couple rushed to the hospital and thankfully, managed to there on time. But they still couldn't understand…how Midnight had sensed that Stacey was in deep trouble?

Sensitive

Sensitive

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Most people think that dogs are in touch with human emotions, but they're not alone. Recent studies have proved that cats are just as capable of sensing someone is in distress, even more so than dogs. Midnight must've noticed something different about Stacey's breathing pattern that night. Since cats also have a heightened sense of hearing, she must've noticed something was off with the baby's heartbeat. That's probably why she was trying to get her owners' attentions! When they ignored her, she made sure to take action. But that's not how this amazing story ends!

Protective

Protective

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As you can imagine, Benita doesn't even want to think about what would've happened if Midnight hadn't broken into the baby's room to protect her human sister. After the incident happened, Midnight and Stacey became inseparable, as she doesn't leave her side. Midnight's so protective of the baby, that she even sleeps in her room. But Roy and Benita were truly shocked by the amount of attention they got after people got a hold of their story.

Fame

Fame

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As you can imagine, the story of how Midnight saved Stacey went viral, and it didn't take long until news stations from all over the world took interest as well. Benita and Roy were contacted by tons of news outlets out there, but they could'v never imagined that Oprah Winfrey would reach out as well! Later on, the couple made an appearance on the show. Benita couldn't stop gushing about her precious Midnight.

A True Hero

A True Hero

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Benita had gone through her fair share of heartaches and obstacles on her journey to motherhood, and Midnight had been right by her side. She feels like Midnight is Stacey's guardian angel, as she was there to literally save her life on that particular day. The happy mom feels that everything happened for a reason, particularly after adopting Midnight. The cat truly ended up becoming her very own lucky charm!

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