by Mary Alice Bowles
Not For Sale
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THIS IS A VERY TRUE STORY
She was born in October of 2007 and as I looked down into the face of my little baby Kloey, I knew that she was definitely a kiss from heaven. She had baby riglets of curly black hair all over her head and her eyes were a dark walnut brown. Her complexion was a creamy colored tan like she had been laying out in the sun.
I held her tiny face next to mine and nuzzled her soft baby cheek. I could feel those little pink fingers caressing my breast and then suddenly it hit me like a bolt of lightening, I am a mommy! In two days I will be taking this special delivery home with me.
I have learned that things do change quickly, within 8 hours of delivery, Kloey was having seizures, and her blood pressure sky rocketed to the moon. They took her out of my arms and started testing her. Their conclusion was that she was born with viral meningitis and she was also born with a heart defect and her kidneys malfunctioned and shut down.
The doctor in our local hospital said even if she survives, she will be mentally retarded and I hate to be blunt, but it is my responsibility to let you know the truth. Her brain is floating around in water and there is little chance that even if she survives she will ever know anything at all. I am shipping her to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana and I wish her all the luck in the world
I felt totally defeated as that ambulance carried my little girl in a silent run so many miles away from home. My life long dream of being a mommy was sliding out the window of a fast moving machine. My little baby lay totally helpless hooked up to all that life support and my tears fell like rain all the way up that long stretch of an endless road that we called highway 65.
In those awful hours of trouble, I had forgotten all about the God I loved so very much. I was raised in a most wonderful church and was taught about a life giving God who worked in miracles and signs and wonders, but with all these trials, my faith was down to zelsh. I cannot explain it, but sometimes when troubles come so fast and hard, it is like I forget to pray.
As that ambulance sped on up the road, suddenly I was awakened to prayer, and I decided I need someone to pray with me from way back home in Kentucky and I started making phone calls. One of the first people I called was my Uncle Moky, he started praying really loud like I had heard him pray for me so many times when I was growing up and at the end of his prayer he said, ”Honey, I see an angel headed your way and you and that baby girl just hang on and stand on the Word of God, because he said he would never leave us or forsake us."
The second day at the hospital, my husband and I left to go get a bite to eat and as we were retuning, we walked slowly toward the front of the building. As we approached the two white cement pillows holding up the entrance way to the hospital, a lady suddenly stepped from behind one of the pillars. It was as if she appeared right out of nowhere.
She said, “Hi, my name is Karen and I am the church chapel lady and I have came to pray with you!” We looked at her and she had her hands clutched in front of her kind of folded in prayer, never once looking at us with her eyes straight ahead and we noticed that a smile never left her face. We entered the elevator and her expression never changed. We stopped on Kloey’s floor and she went directly to Kloey’s window, as a matter of fact, she led the way! Her eyes never left Kloey as she prayed.
When we got through praying, the doctor came out and said he was taking Kloey in for a spinal tap and no one was allowed to go in, absolutely no one. The chapel lady looked at him and said, “May I go in?” To our surprise, he said, “Yes”!
A long while later, the doors opened and the chapel lady walked out, looked us in the eyes and said, “You are so lucky that there were four hands on your baby instead of only two hands!” Then she left the room.
A little while later, Kloey’s nurse Susan and the doctor walked in and the doctor said, “Good news for you two, there is no water on the brain of that tiny baby and we cannot find anything wrong with her at all, If everything goes all right tonight, you can take her home tomorrow.”
We waited for tomorrow to come with our fingers crossed and a constant prayer on our breath. Sure enough when morning came, they were in a hustle bustle to send our baby girl home. We packed up everything and as were getting ready to leave, I decided I wanted to thank the chapel lady for her prayers. We went to the desk and ask Nurse Susan if she would call her to our floor so we could thank her. She looked at me as if I had lost my mind and said, “I have never heard of no such person here at this hospital and I have been here for years but we do have a chapel on the first floor if you would like to stop there on your way out.”
I looked at my husband and he looked at me and at that moment we knew for sure what was going on.
In October 2009, we will be celebrating Kloey ‘s second birthday. I would like to add that she is one of the most intelligent children that I have ever had the pleasure of being around and you probably think I am prejudiced, but it is the truth. She has been talking since she was ten months old and she walked at nine months. She has the intelligence of a 4 year old and the things she does totally amazes everyone we come in contact with.
In my 21 years here on this earth I have learned something new, things do change quickly but the love of Jesus never changes and is good from generation to generation to generation!
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
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Oh, what a powerful testimony you have to share! Truly He is a wondrous God! God bless you and your precious family!
What an awesome testimony!! Continued blessings to you and your family.