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Inspiration

3 Jul

“I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings of old,
Which we have heard and known,

And our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them from their children,
Telling to the generation to come,

The praises of the Lord,
And His strength,

And His wonderful works that He has done.”
Psalm 78:2-4

 

Mikaela’s Story

25 Mar

Hi my name is Mikaela. I am the granddaughter of Sheila, the author of this blog.  I call her ‘Nana’.  I have three siblings; the oldest is 14, his name is Christian, then I have a sister named Leah, her age is 12. I’m the middle child. I’m 8 years old and I have a younger sister named Elliana Maureen, her age is 3. And so that’s pretty much all you need to know about me. Moving on to my testimony…

Let’s start with my birth story, shall we? I wasn’t breathing when I first came out of the womb, but luckily I’m still alive right now, but that’s not the scariest thing that’s happened to me. Let me tell you that story.

In 2006, when I was one year old, I almost died. One day, I got sick and started throwing up. My mom thought it was just the stomach flu, but instead of getting better, I got worse. Then after a night of being sick, my mom started to worry.  She could tell I was in a lot of pain, even though I couldn’t use words to tell her. The next day, she took me to the doctor because I started to poop blood. The doctor said, “Don’t worry…it’s probably just the stomach flu.” So my Mom took me home, but she knew something more was wrong and she didn’t have a peace about what the doctor said. Later that day, I became very lazy and tired -Mom uses a big word, lethargic. She decided to take me to the emergency room. At the emergency room, another doctor told my mom, that it was just the stomach flu. This time my mom yelled and said, “No, it’s something more, she’s in pain and I haven’t seen her alert in more than a day!” So they ran some tests and took an x-ray. then the nurse came back and said that the x-ray showed something weird, but when the doctor came in again (he must have been having a bad day) he still said it was just the stomach flu, but he decided to transfer me to a kid’s hospital anyway in an ambulance.

When we got to the kid’s hospital it was very late at night. Everyone still thought it was just the stomach flu, except my mom.  She knew something was very wrong, and she tried to tell all the nurses, but they just said, “A doctor will be in to see her first thing in the morning, don’t worry.” That night my mom and dad spent the whole night with me in the hospital. My mom held me in a chair all night long and prayed and prayed. She cried out to Jesus over and over for hours saying, Please don’t take my baby…please don’t take my baby.” She knew I was dying. Then Jesus answered.  He spoke to my mom’s heart and asked if she would still love Him if He took me to heaven. She promised the Lord that she would love Him no matter what, and said she knew that I belonged to Him, not to her, and that I was really ‘His baby’, not hers. And so, that night, my mom gave me back to Jesus.

The doctor wasn’t scheduled to come to the hospital until 9:30 or 10:00 the next morning, but apparently, the Lord woke him up early – he was also believer in Jesus.  He told my mom later that he felt like he needed to go to the hospital first to do his ‘rounds’ before the Bible Study he was going to at 8:00 that morning. He came into my room just before 6:00 am. My mom was awake and very glad to see him. He started telling her that it was the stomach flu (because that’s what my chart said), but my mom stopped him saying, “It’s not” and then explained all of my symptoms to him. He listened closely, then got a really worried look on his face and called the nurse into the room.  He told her to schedule an immediate test. He said my body had gone into shock, and that it was very dangerous. He said he thought something was wrong inside of me. My mom says it is called Intussusception – another big word. It means that my large intestine got all tangled up, and created a block.

Two hours later, they started getting me ready for surgery. The doctor told my mom and dad that they had to hurry, because part of my intestine had already died, and that it could quickly become poison in my body and kill me. In fact, he was surprised that it hadn’t already. The surgery doctor also told my mom and dad that they would take out the dead part now, but then I would have to come back later for another surgery.

While I was in surgery, my parents went to the hospital chapel and prayed. The doctors told them the surgery would take about an hour, but it ended up taking two. My parents started to worry.  When the surgery doctor came out to talk to them, the first thing she said was “It went well!”  Then she said, “Sorry it took so long…but something very interesting happened while we were operating, something I had never seen before.  When we opened her up, the twisted part of the intestine was completely black and dead. We started to untangle so we could cut it out, but while we were untangling the intestine, it started to turn fleshy pink and come back alive! We couldn’t believe our eyes, that’s why we took so long. We wanted to watch it and make sure it didn’t go back and that it was really alive again!” So they didn’t have to take out my intestine after all, because God had healed it on the operating table. But they did take out my appendix, because that’s just what they do.

My parents were so happy! Not only did God spare my life, but now they wouldn’t have to take me back for another surgery either! God healed me! Everyone was amazed! My mom says that all the people that helped operate on me and saw the miracle came up to my room the next day to see the ‘special baby’ that God had healed. It was a real testimony!

So, I almost died, but God really saved me and sometimes I’ve wondered why.  Today, I know that if I wasn’t alive right now I couldn’t write this testimony and share what God has done in my life. God has really blessed my life with a lot of things and my mom has always said that He has a special plan for me.

The End

Ephesians 2:8-9 “I’m saved till the end of time. I’m saved by grace”
Psalm 138:3 “He makes me bold by strengthening my soul.”
John 3:16 “ For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

 

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