Moonrise

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Defining Moments...Parte Deux....

My goodness, this is the most difficult of tasks......

My second born Cub.....a She-cub......no names allowed.......


Her absolutely wonderful appearance in this world, and the joy that I had in being there...was marred......I was handed my bundle of joy, I snuggled her, fresh from her former home and....

She was snatched from my arms.

"Wollf......we have to check this baby out...doesn't look like she's getting enough oxygen".....

BOOM......happy to sad in 0.4 seconds. She was examined, x-rayed and then I was told that,"Your Cub has a hole in her heart. We're going to have to 'crack' her".....

I was devastated. Twenty something year old, crushed. They were prepping my newborn daughter for heart surgery......

I prayed. For the first time, sincerely, in years.....I went to the Chapel and cried, and moaned, and prayed......I was a rather scary young fellow back then, and I cried, "G-d....if you will heal this Baby of mine....uh...ummm...I will stop drinking....anything alcoholic...for ten years.....on My Life"......

*I enjoyed tipping a few after "work" back then....*

The Doc came in to see me.....Momma was kinda out of it....and said that they had the Surgery room prepped, they had a Surgeon on site, and that they were going to "shoot" one more set of x-rays to confirm the incision site......

They did.

He, the Doc, came back in and said,"Wollf....step outside with me....we have an interesting situation......" I freaked....yup....freaked.....

"Wollf", he said, "Calm down.....your She-cub will be fine, in fact she is fine.....the second x-ray showed no abnormality...none...none....."

His voice trailed off, then he continued.."If there are such things as Miracles, I've just seen it....the first x-ray os perfect, and shows a large hole, her skin is blue, the oxygen levels are low.....and now she's pink, no hole, no reason to operate. I have no idea what is happening......"

I did. I made a Covenant with the Greatest Power in the Universe....He accepted, knowing that I meant it, and that I would hold up my end of the bargain.....duh, Something Happened......no way would I not.......

Yup...absolutely true story...badly written, perhaps, but true.

A Defining Moment. I realised, and Understood, that G-d....One and only One G-d really existed. He always does what He is supposed to.....It's up to me to do what I am supposed to.

Honor sank its' anchor in my heart that day.......

*By the bye....yup, ten years....yup, She is healthy as can be, the Mother of my Grandchild Kylie...real name.....and expecting again*

Learned two things......Don't mess with promising unless you'll keep 'em, and G-d, in some Form that none of us can understand.....is real.

See yuh later...got the Cubs..

Wollf

5 comments:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

*salute*

Thank God.

Rose said...

Too choked up to respond properly.

Rambling Rose said...

This post hits home - as did yesterday's - for different reasons.

As you have exhibited many times, Wollf, your well runs deep.

aA said...

Excellent. What a great moment, to be concerned about one so small, but to be "introduced" to One so Great at the same time.

Gooder and gooder!

K T Cat said...

Wow. You're quite a guy, wollf.