Mom's chain of miracles
by zorrine bailey
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“Mom’s chain of miracles” Part 1
It was early spring 2005. The flowers were just beginning to open, the days were getting warmer. The birds were singing their sweet songs. New life was in view everywhere. It appeared it was going to be a beautiful spring. But a problem loomed on the horizon. Mom’s ankles were swollen to two to three times their normal size.
My concern was that she might have blood clots in her legs. I kept telling her she needed to go her physician, to no avail. Then one day [ May 20, 2005], I finally convinced her to go to the Doctor. No one knew she would never return to her apartment again or that she only had only 2 years and 10 months left to live.
A series of tests was performed. It was determined that she had a blood clot in her heart, from Atrial fibrillation. She was admitted to the hospital and placed on blood thinners. She spent the next several weeks in the hospital. At first all appeared well.
One day when I arrived at the hospital, a group of nurses aides were standing around her bed. They had just changed her bedding. But as I looked closer, I noticed that she was lying in a pool of blood. I got help immediately.
She was immediately transferred to the ICU in grave condition. She was administered 6 units of blood in a very brief time span. I was told giving her that amount could be fatal, as could not giving it that quickly could be fatal as well. They proceeded.
I phoned my Pastor, sister and friend. My Pastor , sister and I waited in the ICU waiting room. Unsure if she would even live a few more minutes. They both left after a time. I stayed all night and prayed for her right in her room, [ I wanted her to live, after all this was my best friend as well as my precious Mother lying there so pale and unconscious,and I wanted her with me, I loved her].
By morning Mom had regained consciousness [ against all human odds]. She was weak but had a smile on her face. When I told her what happened, she was so joyful that she was alive. Mom loved life so much. I never knew anyone that loved life as much as she did.
This was only the beginning of what would be a series of miracles. Eventually her physician said,” Your Mother has had a chain of miracles”. I had been a believer at that time for thirty years, but had never actually seen a miracle for myself. Though I knew that with God all things are possible. When all was said and done I knew God could do anything. My faith had been strengthened.
Mom was a quiet unassuming person. She was never a big shot in the eyes of the world. Most people would never know her. Yet God chose to show his glory through her. Who knows how many lives we actually touch, sometimes without even realizing it? Not until we reach heavens gates will we know that for sure. For the next 2 years and 10 months God touched Mom’s life with not one, but many miracles. No one could deny that God had done these things in her life. “For when I am weak, then am I strong”
This story is dedicated in loving memory to my precious Mother [ Beatrice M. Bailey-11-9-20-3-14-08]The strongest Christian I ever knew. I miss you greatly Mom and look forward to seeing you again, either at the rapture or when God calls me home. My heart aches without your love and strength. Your life really brought glory to God and showed what God can do in someone’s life who is truly dedicated to Christ. Copyright 2009 by Zorrine Bailey- Mom’s chain of miracles. This story may not be reproduced without the authors consent.
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