Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Meaningful Mondays:

Some people call it coincidence. Some Karma. Some Luck. Some Intuition.

We call it the providence of God.

There are many times in our lives, where looking back we can see the hand of God. He is there guiding events, directing situations, leading us forward.

Usually when Magoo has a nap it is a rare occurrence. He is great though, and I don't have to worry about him. Usually I will grab the spare hour or so and weed the veggie patch, knit, call a friend. I nearly never have to check on him.

Yesterday I was sitting at the computer checking Arutz-7 news with Princess and had this very strong urge to check Magoo. I had no idea why, didn't really think about it at the time. Just got up and told Princess that I had to go check Magoo while he was napping.

I opened the door to find my son asleep, gasping for breath.

All I could think was, hospital RIGHT NOW. Since we live a bit in the country and going by past experience I knew it would be faster to drive there myself. I scooped him and Sprout up in my arms and RAN downstairs and threw them into the car and strapped him and the girls in.

Slight problem. We had only JUST arrived home from a week and a half up on Manitoulin Island and basically the trailer and car had vomited up all its contents all over the garage and house.

My purse was no-where. His health card was in my purse.
Get the kids out of the car.

by now his checks were pinpricked with burst blood vessels and his lips were turning purple.


And yes I told the operator off when she told me to NOT comfort my child as he was getting oxygen if he was crying.

Then of all things the doorbell rang.


Our neighbour is a volunteer firefighter and had been napping, he got the page and was there.


As it took the ambulances ten minutes!

4 firefighters (gotta love the fact the one from Home Hardware arrived on a bike, only in the village we live in!)

8 paramedics

2 ambulances

SIL arriving at my house to take care of the girls right away. The fact that the family all lives within 4 kms. Such a blessing.

Magoo is now home. Thanksgiving is pouring from our lips and hearts that Yhwh saw fit to spare him.

May you see God's hand in your life as well.


Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

I call it providence as well. And I'm rejoicing with you, and thanking our Lord that your little Magoo is well tonight!

Tracy said...

it's off subject, but in one of your posts about the wedding, you mentioned that the groom sang the bride down the aisle. Is there any way I could get ahold of that song somewhere?

Mother By the River said...

God is truly an awesome God in how he watches over us. I am thankful that your son is now home, safe and sound with his family. An answer to many a prayer from your world wide family.
Big hug for Mommy! Can't wait to see you in September!

Tracy said...

it was me... there was a mispelling. :0)

oh, and my email address is

Danielle said...

God is so good/wonderous to be able to watch over each of us...rejoicing with you!

April said...

Wow...I had shivers going up my spine reading that Linds. It's incredible how nothing with our Heavenly Father is ever coincidence and what a comfort that is. It wasn't by chance that you felt the urge to check on your little olive plant, it was God's Hand guiding you to do so. How powerful that is! Yahweh was evidently with you, and while some could call that motherly instincts, I would definitely call it the providence of God at work in your life.
I am so thankful to our Father that little Magoo was spared and that he is doing well now. Hugs to you as well for being such a brave mommy! :)
Thanks for sharing really helped emphasize the fact that Yahweh is always with us, working in our lives, even when we cannot physically see it.
Much love to you all! God bless you dear sister! xoxo