Apparently she had gone home with the doctors telling her that she may not see her son’s next birthday. He is eight. Then for an unrelated reason ended up back in the same hospital and again she saw this “angel” nurse. This woman, knowing that she was going to die soon and had no one to take care of her son; said she just asked this nurse if she would take her son and raise him. She said something like this. “I was so afraid I wouldn’t see you again and I would like to ask you to take my son and raise him as your own.”
I am sure it was a Holy Spirit moment. I have experienced those a time or two. It’s as if something takes over your thoughts and words and you feel confident that it is the right thing. You know it’s not of your own doing but you just accept whatever comes into your head or out of your mouth.
The nurse is married and it looked as if she had four teenage daughters. She must surely be an angel and the family members as well because they took mother and son into their home and have made them a part of their family. They said the mother would have ended up in a nursing home until her death and she had no idea what would have happened to her son because her ex-husband was out of the picture and she had no other family.
This wonderful family thought the mother and son needed to be together for as long as they had. The daughters had also mentioned how she was like a second mother to them and they loved her and the boy. They all thought it was the right thing to do.
I tried to relay this story to my husband but was so emotionally moved by it that I could hardly tell him without choking up. I finally got it out and told him that I wasn’t about to cry only because of this wonderful family taking in these strangers and helping them in a way that God would want us all to do for each other. I was also realizing that I am not that good of a person. I couldn’t see myself taking in strangers especially sick ones who were dying let alone taking on a child to raise. I am quite sure I wouldn’t even take a family member in but you could see why if you have read my book. I would be more apt to take a stranger in though than some of my family members. Maybe.
I will say I really haven’t done much for anyone outside of the family and well it’s probably because I was so consumed with just my immediate family that there was no time left to do anything for anyone else. Personally I think I am the way I am now because I had to endure so much growing up that now that I have peace and time for myself, I have become somewhat selfish.
So then I really began to think about how bad things are getting in the world and what if? What if and would I….if? You know what I’m thinking right? How about you? Would you? Could you? Have you been the kind of person that this generous family is right now? Thank God for people like this family and May God truly bless them.