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A Perfectly Timed Miracle

April 19th, 2007

In spite of following the doctor’s orders to a T, it seems like my abdominal tear has gotten worse instead of better. After talking to the surgeon on the phone today, I am scheduled for another exam tomorrow.

The glitch is that tomorrow is the first time in all of our cummulative family illness that Casey just can’t take off work to take me (and Kenny) to the doctor. I still can’t pick Kenny up, so there’s no way I could bring him with me. The only solution seemed to be calling one of my stay-at-home mom friends to see if they could watch Kenny for the few hours I would be gone.

I called one after another, and they were so sweet, but totally unable to help out. There was one gal who I purposely didn’t call: she’s seven months pregnant, with two and four year old boys, who has been having some complications. As I exhausted my list, I actually got down on my knees to pray in front of the MOPS roster, looking at women who were mere aquaintences, and praying for wisdom of what to do. While I was praying, my cell phone rang. I looked up in annoyance; I was praying, I needed to concentrate on praying, for goodness sake! I checked to see who was calling, and it was the pregnant friend I just mentioned. I answered, as she had been to the ER the night before, to see how she was doing. After talking for fifteen minutes or so, and after finding out that she was perfectly fine and no longer “high risk,” she asked how I was healing from the surgery.

I faltered a little, then confessed that I wasn’t doing so hot, and was due back at the surgeon’s office tomorrow. Before I could mention my child-care challenge, she said, “Well, why don’t I pick you and Kenny up and take you? I’ll put the boys in the car with a movie on the DVD player and we’ll sit in the parking lot while you see the doctor.” I was silent for a minute. “Are you sure?” I asked, a little shaken by the offer. “Absolutely! I can rest and the little guys will be entertained! I’ll pick you up at 10:30.” That was when I told her that when the phone rang, I was on my knees praying for help. “Ha!” she said, “I’m your help!”




  1. LeAnne says

    Wow! That is so neat! I’m really glad you received some help with your situation right in the nick of time. It’s true the song: “He’s an on-time God, yes He is!”

    April 20th, 2007 | #

  2. LeAnne says

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention what a cute picture that is that you posted! Looks like a big boy in Daddy’s (?) shoes. Or Momma’s. I can’t completely tell…..you know this computer thing……….

    April 20th, 2007 | #

  3. Elizabeth says

    God is good all the time! All the time God is good!

    Prayers for you and your friend….

    April 20th, 2007 | #

  4. Kimmie says

    Wow, that completely brought me to tears… and it was so convicting. She has a heart of gold and is so self-less. It is amazing how quickly the Lord works… it gives me goose bumps.

    April 20th, 2007 | #

  5. Milaka says

    I love it when God answers you AS you are asking!

    April 20th, 2007 | #

  6. Mom-azing Mom says

    Hi….I couldn’t resist commenting on your story about your surgery and the fact that your prayer was answered even before you finished asking. That’s awesome. Your blog is great. I just thought I would share!! Have a great day! 🙂

    April 20th, 2007 | #

  7. Kimberly says

    Our God is so good! FYI– John has added you to our premeal grace. When he heard me groan as I read your post about the *POP*, (after he asked lots of questions) he asked if we could pray for you like we do Uncle Robert. (Uncle Robert is in Malawi, Africa now, and we have been praying for him with every meal…)
    Hang in there, my friend!

    April 20th, 2007 | #

  8. Tawni says

    I like hearing stories like this…especially after a day like mine today. Sometimes I forget to pray for the simple things like finding my phone when its lost or when I have bad cramps!! Thanks for the inspiration to pray for all things…even childcare. Take care of yourself! Hope all is well…

    April 21st, 2007 | #

  9. LanceyPants says

    This was such a faith builder!

    April 21st, 2007 | #

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