Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I can't believe I haven't shared how good our awesome God was to me through my birthing experience. Of all of you who know me well, you knew that I was very ancy about another c-section. Many people do not realize what a major surgery this is, and facing this again was a little scary for me. Well, about an hour before my surgery I started to get really scared. I mean really scared. I started breathing really heavy and feeling dizzy. I really thought I was going to pass out. I told myself, "come on Dana. Pull yourself together. You don't have a choice in this. You HAVE to go through this surgery." And as Christians you know that when we rely on ourselves to pull through tough situations, not much happens. Then I realized, "I am trying to do this alone!" So I called on our Almighty God, "Please send that peace that the world knows nothing about. The peace that passes all understanding. Please let it take over my body!" I kid you not, within minutes my heartrate was way down, I felt calm as a cucumber, and when the nurses asked me if I was ready I answered with a very confident, YEP! Not because I was tough, not because I sucked it up and did what I had to do, not even because my sweet husband was there with me. It was because my Friend Jesus took me by the hand and said, come on little sister, let's do this together! Praise the Lord for His tender mercies, and thank God that he hears even the most feeble prayers!