I was very moved by Denise’s story. Here’s a woman who has been a caretaker for her entire life. She’s not unlike most of us; we care for our husbands and our children often to the point of the exclusion of ourselves. As I said in an earlier post, when all else fails, everyone turns to Mom. We have the power, the resolve and the stamina to get things done for our families. I read somewhere that the most powerful prayers are the prayers of Mothers. When we ask for things or pray, there is nothing that compares to our light. It’s shines above and beyond all others.
Then there is the old saying that “Hell hath no wrath like a woman scorned.” Even men fear us because they know we are the world; we are power and if you get our ire up, there’s no stopping us.
I was almost 5 months pregnant with my son when my water broke. When I got to the hospital and the doctors checked me, they suggested abortion. They said the baby was too small to make it. But, I had resolve. I told them to do what they had to do because this baby was fine and everything was going to be okay.
I lay in that hospital bed for a few days waiting for the inevitable – the birth of my son. It was just a matter of time. When I felt him sliding out of me, I called for the doctors and they did an emergency C-section. They pulled him out and whisked him away. Though I laid in a drugged stupor, I was still aware of what was going on. His eyes were open as they removed him from me.
The following morning, the head of the pediatric ICU came to me and said “You made an excellent decision, this baby is very strong.” All I could say is “I know.”
My prayer during that pregnancy was probably the strongest it has ever been in my entire life. I wished this child life. Today he is 25 and I am a proud Mom of not just him, but of my other two children. It goes to show, don’t mess with a woman and her child. Denise, thank you for what you do. Thank you for being an example to the rest of us of how to be “unstoppable.”