This is post 4 of the “God Moments” series, and this is one of my favorites. Seriously, I probably should have lead with this one! I don’t even know exactly how to explain what happened so I am just going to tell the story, and let you decide how to interpret. The story starts…
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The Miscariage… Then My Son Was Born
In 2009, my beautiful little boy was born. I had just had a miscarriage a month before becoming pregnant with my precious son. My body held on to this little baby for 3 months before the miscarriage. I still have my only picture via an ultra sound of my first little baby, and I can still remember seeing the little heartbeat on the ultrasound. I will always love that first baby, but as you can imagine, I was over the moon to find out I was pregnant again so soon after.
The delivery of my son went well. He was a healthy baby except for a minor hydrocele. The doctors said this was not unusual and that the hydrocele usually goes away before the age of one. However, if the hydrocele did not go away by the time my son was one, then; my son may need a minor surgery, especially if the hydrocele turns into a hernia.
What in the World was Happening?
A year went by, and before we knew it, we were celebrating my little boy’s first birthday. Soon after my son’s birthday, I noticed a little redness when I was changing my son’s diaper. Knowing about the hydrocele, I decided to get him checked out. We took him to the doctor one evening. To my surprise, the doctor recommended that we go straight to the urologist. It was now after 5:00 pm and the doctor was going to meet us at his already closed office. I started thinking the worst. On the way to the urologist, my son suddenly projectile vomited all over the car, car seat, and me. I then became extremely worried. What in world was happening?
Fortunately, the urologist put our worries to rest. The urologist concluded that my son did have a hernia and did need surgery, but this was not an emergency. The surgery could be scheduled for a later date. During the procedure, my son would be put to sleep for a couple of hours, and then, he would go home the same day of the surgery.
Then He Simply Said “Hey”
Whew crisis obverted,…but then I began to worry. My logical mind, knew this was a minor surgery, but the protective mother began to panic as the day approached. I had heard of babies having bad reactions to anesthesia, and by the night before the surgery, I was extremely stressed.
Although, I was nervous, I did our normal bedtime routine just as I always do. First, I laid my son on the changing table to change his diaper and put on his pajamas. Then, as usual, I bowed my head and said a prayer while he was still lying on the changing table.
That night I said a special prayer, asking God to please PLEASE help us know He is here with us and will be RIGHT HERE WITH US during the surgery. I really, REALLY needed reassurance that God was with us. Then, I picked up my son and carried him to the rocking chair so that we could read our bedtime stories. I picked up my son and started carrying him to the rocking chair for story time. He was looking at me and smiling as we went to the chair. Then his gaze shifted to the ceiling. He suddenly smiled and said, “hey.” as he looked straight up at one spot on the sceiling. I was puzzled and curiously asked, “Who are you saying hey to?” My son simply replied, “God.”
Bring on Those Chills
Chills ran up my arm. For one, I bow my head when we pray, but my son looked up. My son was not even two years old at the time. I don’t know how my son knew that God was there, and I am not sure how my one year old knew that he could just say “hey” to God anytime. Did my one year old son feel that God is with us all the time? My mouth dropped open as I slowly made my way to the rocking chair. I could barely move, and I could barely focus on the book I was reading to my son. In awe, I asked myself, “what… just… happened!” I do know that I prayed for God to help us know that He is here, and God did! The surgery went smoothly and my son was home in a few hours.
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We Have a Giveaway Winner
To celebrate the God Moment series, I had a giveaway. The Giveaway is now over, and we have a winner! Congrats to one of our subscribers, Lauren! She won the Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal.
This is such a fun Journal! You can use this journal to write down you prayers, questions, thoughts, and God moments. After writing, you can color in the journal while you pray and think about what you just wrote. What a great way to slow down and be mindful!
I also just found the Prayer Journal For Children: A Kid’s Daily Journal for Prayer, Gratitude, and Praise – (Blue) -[Professional Binding]. I am so excited to find a way to share my joy of journaling with my children!
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