23rd February 2011 18:13
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Re: An experience that changed my life
Mine is not one big bash up side the head, but a bunch of small things that have made me what I am today, both good and bad.
But the small things, when added up and looked at, are quite life changing, for me anyway.
Simply the teachings of my grandmother and father, and stories of the miracles performed by members back in their days. As a youngster, I didn't pay much heed to it. But as life goes on, I started seeing things myself.
Such as the first time (only time) I fasted in prayer, and recieve a spiritual companion to guide me on a daily basis for awhile. Among many powerful experiences at that time, that one might describe as a battle between two forces.
Fast forward to my marriage, and first child, (4 months old) having been viciously shaken by a baby sitter. He lay in the hospital for 8 days dying. The doctors didn't have much hope for him. Their way of telling me he was going to die, was to sit me down and ask, "Can you have more children?"
He was administered (laying on of hands by elders of my church) nearly 2 and 3 times a day during that time.
The doctors told me, only 5% of the children that are shaken, survive, and those that do, are brain damaged vegetables. So you can see my hopelessness of the situation here.
But I continued praying, and asking for a miracle.
My son survived. But we wouldn't know the extent of his brain damage until he was 5 yrs old and started trying to learn in school. I was also told that he would be blind by the time he was 35 yrs old, because of blood clots behind the eyes, which usually never go away. But a few months later as my then 8 month old child healed. The doctor of 20 yrs looked at the blood clots that were behind my son's eyes and they were gone completely! He said NEVER in his 20 years has he seen that happen. So when I asked what that meant for my son, he said he was healed completely, and didn't have to worry about blindness from his injuries.
When he turned 4 and started school (preschool), he was much advanced than children his own age. In 5th grade, he passed tests that were college level. But was failing simply because he sandbagged in school, and wouldn't do homework. They couldn't fail him though, because he Aced every single test they put infront of him 100%. Talk about giving the teacher's fits! lol
From there I had 3 more children. Loosing my daughter at 6 months gestation. And then have my two youngest boys.
both of whom have contributed to my graying hair. lol
My middle son at 18 months old crawled to my room, in the middle of the night crying with pain, unable to walk. I put him in bed with me to warm him, and relieve pain. But next morning he was stiff as a board and couldn't move his legs, screaming with pain when I tried to move him. So we spent the day in the hospital (7 am till 7 pm) running tests. Worries of Polio prominent in ours and doctors mind.
As it turned out he had a non-degenerative type of artheritis that he would eventually grow out of. Flare up caused by flu, and cold symptoms.
At 2 yrs old he had another flare up. Had walked for 3 days. I had to pick him up and carry him everywhere. Even while he was on nearly adult dose of ibuprofen as prescribed by a doctor. In preschool at 3 yrs of age, I gave his teachers his script, and a bottle of new un-opened Advil for them to have on hand, explaining the severe pain he suffers at times. Nothing they can do but hot towels/pads and advil. and call me. They called me and I went to pick him up one day. The teacher was in tears, not realizing when I said "severe pain" that I meant THAT bad.
He couldn't walk for 3 days that time. I carried him into the house of a close family friend and church member/elder, and set him down on a chair, asking him to administer for healing for my son. which he did. When he had finished, my son(s) curious as kids will be, saw something outside his house on the farm. My youngest said, "Look at that!" and my son jumped down off the chair and not only walked, but ran out the door! I slumped into the nearest chair, crying my eyes out and explained to the friend, he hadn't been able to walk without cripling pain for past 3 days!
Since then there have been many other instances of such healing, messages, and miracles in my life. From smallest to largest. Even looking after my lifestock, horses, cats, etc...
Not wanting to bible bash here either. But feeling there's a connection with some of our gifts, miracles, and beings out there, and my religious teachings from childhood. I just don't understand it fully yet.
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23rd February 2011 22:21
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