Friday, November 25, 2011

A Question Worth Asking

Yesterday I was checking the Sam's Heart website, and as I did I listened to the interview I had done with 89.9Light Fm.  Sam was having morning tea at a small table next to me as I worked and listened.  In the beginning of the interview I am asked by the radio broadcator what the options were for Sam's treatment after diagnosis of his heart condition.  I proceed to give the three options that were given to us, termination, palliative care and surgery.  After the interview had finished Sam stood up and walked over to me and put his hand on my leg.

'They wanted to die me. They wanted to die me.  I don't want to die Mum.'

(Insert wanting to cry here, instead I suck it up)

'Yes, they did. But we fought for you and God has saved you.  (I lift his shirt and show him his scar). You had these operations instead, and the doctors helped save you. That's why you have this on your chest'

He nods his head, and looks at me.

'I love you Mummy, I'm alive.'

'I love you to little mate.  And God loves you more.  He has big plans for you.'

He goes back to watching ABC Kids, quietly playing with the scar on his chest.

I sit there in silence.  A million thoughts race through my head but one was most clear. 

I would love to have put a professional medical practitioner in my place just now, so that my son can lay a hand on their leg and tell them.

You wanted to die me.

I wonder if it would make a difference to the need for this abhorrent 'choice' in pregnancy.  I wonder if those poor parents that lost their babies this week would have gone along with the advice they were given, if they could spend a day with my son, and take a few steps in our shoes.  I don't pretend to know the circumstance surrounding the loss of two little lives this week.  I pray for their everyone involved, that they would receive mercy from God, and that they would know his forgiveness.  Read the story here.

What I do know is that it makes me even more passionate to reach who ever I can and tell them that there is always hope, God keeps his promises, and every life is precious no matter how long it is lived.

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.(1 Cor 13:7)


Nina said...

So true Nicole - that story was so very sad and when I heard it I did think of Sam and the beautiful boy he is and how you have given him the gift of life. Praise God.

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

Sam's words made me tear up.

In light of the death of those twins this week, I was able to share your story with my hairdresser! Praise God for your obedience in your decision Watson family.

Nicole Watson said...

Thanks Nina. I just hope and pray that some time in the not too distant future our country makes the choice to start protecting babies and their Mums too. x

Nicole Watson said...

You weren't the only one Narelle. It's not everyday that your son tells you that he doesn't want to die.
And I so thankful that you had the opportunity to share with your hairdresser. Nothing quite like a captive audience :) xo

Amanda said...

Just amazing. How amazing it must feel to be thanked by your child for not aborting him. I can't imagine it. I've shared this. x

Paula Vince said...

Wow, what a powerful moment to treasure. And what an awesome little man of God he already is. Thank you for sharing it with us. ox

Nicole Watson said...

Yes, Amanda I was astounded.I knew that one day he would probably find out, I just didn't think he would understand at the age of three. God gives wisdom to us all know matter how old we are it would seem. Hugs.

Nicole Watson said...

Thanks for sharing with us and for your care Paula. xx

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

What a beautiful testimony for sure!

Nicole Watson said...

Thnak you for dropping by to visit Queen of Brussel Sprouts. I must say that I am impresses that your children love them. :)

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