Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Step by Step

... she walked out the door today with my mother in law.

key word.. walked..

:-)

we do not know much of anything.. but what i do know is that we are getting better not worse.

thank you to all who posted comments.. and to all that said a prayer.

we say "virus" so easily these days.. but they can be soo scary.

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two days after sept 11th... she was approx. 13 mos. old and i looked back in the rear view mirror and her (my oldest) eyes were rolled back in her head and she was having a seizure. she was blue.. and she had stopped breathing. i pulled over and gave her mouth to mouth for what seemed like forever. she came too.. and later we found out it was a febrile seizure which had taken place because her temp. went up very fast.

out of the woodwork people came to us .. to me... i recieved a letter in the mail from a lady who had come "on the scene". on the side of the road. (i had actually pulled into a church parking lot ... our church at the time).. many months prior she was in a service.. the service where Madison (our oldest) had been baptised. she was responsible for creating the program for that particular baptism service.. and had remembered typing in Madison's name. she wrote Madison's name on the inside of her Bible that day.. and everytime she opened it she prayed for my daughter.

she came to the service.. not because she had a relative or "knew" someone.. she came because she wanted to put a face to the name of the little girl... our little girl...she had been praying for.

she never approached us.. or introduced herself to me that night. i didn't even realize she was again "at the scene" of Madison's seizure. infact.. i have never met her to this day..

but when i opened this note, and read the story i just told to you...i knew i was loved. that Madison was loved.. strangers reaching out...

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much like many of you who wrote a quick note to me yesterday.

13 comments:

a.elizabeth said...

I am so glad she's better.You are right, we say "virus" so easily and Hubby did say viruses can be dangerous, ie, polio was a virus that affected the use of legs and, of course, many die from the flu each year.

J said...

Not knowing exactly what is wrong is so scary...I'm so glad she is doing better today and I hope you get some answers from the Drs. soon!

Kimberly said...

I believe we all have angels and this could be one of Madison's!

She's still in my prayers!

hqm said...

So glad to hear of the progress...
still in our thoughts and prayers!

Mrs. P said...

What a beautiful story. The power of strangers can really be amazing at times. You are still in my prayers.

onehotpotato said...

send Madison our love--from her auntie, uncle, and 2 cousins out in the west! we love her very much and would not want her to be hurting one minute. we are praying for you guys every time the thought comes to my mind. we are praying for your peace of mind and strength today. love you.

Melissa said...

So glad to hear she is making improvements! Will definitely continue the prayers... Thanks for sharing the story in your post today, its heartwarming to hear stories of the kindness of strangers.

Melissa said...

So glad to hear she is making improvements! Will definitely continue the prayers... Thanks for sharing the story in your post today, its heartwarming to hear stories of the kindness of strangers.

Anne said...

Thank goodness she is doing better. When your child is sick it is so scary. I will continue to pray for your family.

Meg said...

That story is really something. I'm so glad your little girl is on the mend. She is obviously very loved and has many people near and far looking out for her!

sisters with style said...

I'm so glad to hear that your little girl is doing better. The prayers will continue.

melissa c said...

What a beautiful story. So glad that your daughter is better!

mcc

sarah said...

Oh, that is so scary. My brother (who is now 24) has siezures. It is one of the scariest things I have ever witnessed. I am glad Madison is doing better. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.