Friday, December 12, 2008

Thank You God



I've just finished watching Oprah and my heart is completely tore... We're quite behind comparing to you my fellow Americans...I was watching this episode about Oprah's TV contest "Big Give" and her guest were Simon Cowell and Jamie Oliver...
Then she introduced a couple with a 3 year old baby girl who has this sever kind of cancer...
I kept crying through the entire episode...
I can not even imagine that mother's suffering...
That mother who couldn't keep her self from crying each time her baby girl started to cry cause she wanted to go home when she knew that she had to stay in the Hospital for the quimio
treatment...Each time her baby girl had to withdraw blood...And each time she had to brush her baby girl's hair which was falling due to the quimio...
Oprah's crew taped it all...
And I'm still crying...
Thank you Lord!Thank you, thank you, thank you...Cause you have blessed me with healthy children...
I pray that they keep growing healthy like they are...
I hope I have never to experience such pain...
I've had my older boys submitted in the Hospital when they were babies due to respiratory infections (a.k.a. bronchiolitis) for 15 days...All together it turned out to be 30 (15 for each one in the space of 2 years)...
For 14 nights I slept on the floor next to their crib...I never left them by them selves with the nurses or so...
I've hold them in my arms to keep them from struggling while the nurses and doctors looked for a "good vein" for the IV...
I hold them while their lil'noses were invaded by thick plastic tubes (90% of the times there was a lot of blood) but I stood there and didn't even turn my face to look away...
It hurts to a mother to see all of this...
It hurts to feel that there is nothing we can do to make their pain go away...
And still, this is nothing compared to the pain I saw in that mother's eyes...
I have a 3 year old boy...That makes me relate to her even more...
I take back all the complaining about my life...I take back all I've wished for this Xmas...
All I ask is that my kids live long and healthy...
I'm sorry girls for this "never-ending"post...
I was really needing to share my thoughts with you...
God bless you all.

11 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Those are such warm, compassionate thoughts, Sandra.

That's why everyday is a wonderful chance to count each of our blessings.

God bless you!

Laane said...

After my little daughter died, I was almost shocked by the fact that people didn't care so little for the grief we felt during the time she was in hospital and the time after she died.
People just couldn't imagine what parents like we went through. Their own lives were the focus of their attention.

With programs like you watched, people with warm hearts like you start to realise what it means to have healthy children. But the other side of the medal is that others just close themselves for the emotions.
During the years I see more and more people not caring about the feelings of others and the lives of others. And that worries me a lot.

Hugs for you for having so much compassion.

Mizé said...

Oi Sandra.
Também fico comovida quando vejo essas histórias, por isso, no Ophra ou Júlia, já me basta a minha cunhada a lutar pela vida.
Gosto de ver o Dr. Phill, é a minha área.
Também dou graças a Deus da minha filhota ser saudável. Em 2005, logo depois de vir do funeral do meu pai, ela ficou internada com uma infecção urinária. "Dormi" sempre no cadeirão ao seu lado.
Só peço a Deus para nunca mais lá voltar, o HDF é horrível e a nossa estadia lá também foi.
Também peço sempre saúde e paz em 1º lugar, o resto vem por acréscimo.

Hei! Que história é essa de estarmos atrás??? Fomos "nós" que descobrimos a América, a Europa é o continente nobre! Muitos deles são uma cambada de bimbos, o que têm a mais é so $, lol.
Sorry, tinha de dizer o que penso.

Ah! Gostei da piada das tias!
Quando era mais nova, e depois do Herman ter aparecido com isso, usavamos a fala de Cascais para gozarmos umas com as outras, pelos vistos tú também :)
Bom, long comment...
Bom fim de semana xxx

karla artes said...

ola sandra
quando vejo esses programas fico muito comovida,sou uma chorona,ate na vida real isso acontece,ainda estao a meio das estorias ja eu estou a chorar,por isso evito sempre de ver esses programas,principalmente o da opra,fico deprimida e sempre a pessar no sofrimento das pessoas,e dou sempre graças a deus e ke me de saude a mim e aos meus,principalmente ao bem mais precioso ke tenho a minha menina.
bjs
karla

Zen Ventures said...

It is really sad when little ones gets afflicted with deadly diseases. It just breaks our hearts us parents. Words are not enough to describe our emotions

Tammy said...

You have me crying just reading this.

Tina said...

tag for you my friend, i shall be back later to comment :)

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Weber said...

Well, I'm getting off this computer and going up to snuggle a bit with each one of my little blessings!

Juliana RW said...

i love to watch oprah too...

Angeline said...

we constantly need such reminders that tell us, how fortunate we are and our kids are...

my heart goes out to her...and her girl... just 3 years old, that's my Binbin's age....*sad*

Toni said...

Oh. How sad. I have trouble watching stuff like this.