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Really Heroic Woman Ping.
God bless her, what an act of self-sacrifice.
A REAL Hoosiermama
Yeah. You came to the same conclusion as I did!
Yeah. You came to the same conclusion as I did!
She must be a wonderful woman. Her husband is a lucky guy.
A tornado destroyed my Son’s house last April on Camp Lejuene. My DIL was reaching for my Grandson in his crib when the entire 2nd floor flew off the house, burying both of them in the rubble. My 20 month old Grandson was nearly killed and spent a month in the hospital. He had so many internal injuries and broken bones that we thought he wouldn’t survive this. But now he is doing great.
My Daughter-in-law still feels guilty and responsible for him being hurt so badly. My Son was away at a training exercize in California and feels guilty for no being there. This has been very difficult on them. They have lost their faith.
I hope this lady and her family heal from this but it could take a very long time to come to grips with what happened.
I am praying for your son and his wife. I am so sorry that happened to them. Praise God that your grandchild is recovered from such a horrible experience!
“They have lost their faith...”
Remind them that evil is not from God - it is from Satan and is a result of original sin; we live in a fallen world. God allowed the entrance of evil into the world in order to preserve our free will.
Prayers for all and Praise God your Grandson is doing great!!
God bless her.
The media obviously are sensationalizing this sad event, just as they sensationalize so many other stories. The woman didn't lose her legs because she was sheltering her children. She lost parts of her legs because debris (reported in another account to have been steel beams) fell on her.
Here's the point: It's not really relevant to her loss that she was on top of the children. I think it's safe to assume she would have taken shelter in the same basement spot even if the children were away, in which case she still would have had basically the same injuries to her legs.
Ouch... Brilliant question.
God bless you Stephanie.
I think she had amputations — one below the knee, and one just above the knee, middle of the thigh. It’s not like both legs were completely destroyed.
With some prothesis, maybe she will be able to walk again.
So many advances now in this area from the Gulf wars.
What lady. Amazing that you can wake up one day and have to deal with such a situation. But I believe MOST moms would do the same if called to do it.
Remember being in Alabama, hubby deployed, in a hallway under mattresses with my 3 and 7 year old at the time. Luckily it was more high hurricane winds,but nothing I’d like to repeat.
It was the first thing I thought when I read the article.
When they take their eyes off themselves and what they did not/could not do, they will see that God Almighty did take care of all of them.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
In your Son’s instance, the mother was not the hero, God was. Give Him the glory and stop feeling sorry for yourself for not doing what you felt necessary. I certainly do not hold either of them at fault for any of it and will pray for their Faith to strengthen.
So, would you apply that same standard to a soldier who lost his legs by covering his companion in a foxhole during a grenade attack?
After all, He would have sustained the same injuries whether he saved his buddy’ life or not.
Whether or not the media is sensationalizing it, the children were unscathed due to this woman’s heroic actions.
Yes. But she has a LONG road ahead of her.
God Bless You! :-)
My Husband and I tried to talk to them. They don’t understand how God could possibly test a young baby. I told them that if she (Daughter in Law) would have been anywhere else in that home at the time, they would never have been able to get to my Grandson in time. (He wasn’t breathing when they found him)An emergency room nurse had been visiting someone in the neighborhood when the tornado hit. He performed emergency resuscitation on the baby when he was found. Isn’t that a sign that God was working a miracle?
Thbelieveded that God sometimes tests us to teach us. They are angry. We understand what a shocking scene it was and how horrible it was to see their baby in a coma for a week, on a respirator.
You should tell her that Satan is the one that tried to take the baby by using the storm.
God is the one that protected him from dying by having the right people there at the right time.
Your son and daughter-in-law should remember that the Lord loves their son even more than they do and we need to accept whatever the Lord sends into our lives for our betterment, whether it appears ‘good’ or ‘evil’ to us. I’m not trying to diminish their pain with my comments. I’ve lost a child, but not through the terror of a tornado. I’ve lost close friends, most recently a Navy SEAL who left behind a wife and two tiny sons, but I know that the Lord held my child in His hands and that my young SEAL friend was exactly where the Lord wanted him. The ER nurse visiting near your children’s home was a miracle and God should be praised for such. I’m praying for your family’s healing, both physical and spiritual.
God bless this poor woman. I hope her husband stands by her.
Well, she DID save his children!
I hope so too.
I read this on the same day that the leftist talk show host referred to these people being reduced to grease spots by their “God”.
I can’t stand those people.
Yes. I heard about that.
And I agree with you.
Because there is evil in the world = therefore God is testing an innocent child is not the logical premise here.
In Paradise original justice existed. This means that the laws of nature did not result in evil (For example a tornado could do no damage, etc.) After the fall and evil was introduced into the garden, the laws of nature were corrupted and natural law could now accidently result in evil, i.e., the death of a child, etc. In heaven, original justice will be restored again and the laws of nature will be restored to their perfect state.
I have read and thought about these things because I lost my first daughter at the age of 7 months. Even though it was many years ago, I understand the first reaction to blame God, it is important to work through this and realize that evil was introduced into this world by the devil.
Prayers for understanding to all concerned.
Takes one to know one!
Hope you're far, far from the storms.
Counting my blessings, in awe of this amazing family and God's love for them and for us all.
She Sounds like a Wonderful Person. God Bless her Always.
>> would you apply that same standard to a soldier who lost his legs by covering his companion in a foxhole during a grenade attack? <<
Probably heroic, but maybe not. It all depends on the particular details of the event. You can’t generalize about such a matter when you don’t know the specifics.
>> the children were unscathed due to this womans heroic actions <<
Although I have the greatest and most sincere sympathy for this woman and her family, and although I can thankfully give praise to God that they all survived, her leg injuries are really beside the point.
In other words, it’s not as if she rushed into harm’s way to save her children and lost her legs as a result. She simply took shelter in the basement with the kids, just as any sane and clear-thinking person would have done.
Moreover, it was wonderful that she had the sense of mind to put the children under her own body. But again, that action was not a “heroic” step that exposed her to some greater danger than she otherwise would have faced. It was, rather, very smart and very prescient thinking.
So if you want to call her heroic for being cool, calm, collected and smart in the face of danger, I’m with you. But the tragedy of her losing her legs is basically irrelevant. It just a factoid that gives the news media a “hook” for sensationalism.
I saw this story on GMA. What a brave lady! She has a long recovery ahead, but she has her children and that is what is most important. May God Bless them All.
Prayers for healing of her body and may she live a long happy life. God Bless her and her family!
wow... God bless her
One righteous woman.
Prayers for them.