Is it a blessing from above?
A Lorain, Ohio, woman got an ultrasound in preparation for her first baby, but instead of seeing the image of an infant, Monet Sledge saw something else (video: MyFoxCleveland).
"I was shocked like really," said Sledge.
She showed the picture to her sister Tequoia Smith, a married mother of four who has seen her share of ultrasounds.
"I was expecting to see little body parts," said Smith. "Like a face, arms and legs." But instead she too saw the image of Jesus on the cross.
"As soon as I saw it I was like oh my gosh."
The baby girls legs are completely extended and straight in the photo, which resembles Jesus' arms stretched out on the cross.
Her developing knees look like Jesus' head with a crown of thorns.
Sledge said she also found it weird that when you turn the picture sideways, "her legs are perfectly crossed at the ankles, like Jesus' legs would be nailed on the cross."
Doctors say the baby is perfectly healthy and due August 12th.
Some people are encouraging the mom to sell the image on eBay, but she has not decided wether or not the image is for sale just yet.
She embraced the picture as a positive message from above.
"People say maybe my baby is gonna be blessed and maybe it is a good sign," said Sledge. "I don't know, I've done wrong in my life, maybe he's forgiven me early."
Big sister Smith agreed.
She added that the family has had some challenging times lately with injury, employment and other stresses.
"Maybe it's a sign of a good pregnancy or maybe we've just been through so much it's a sign that everything is gonna be okay. After the initial shock it's like God is here even when you don't know it."
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