Super Hero Strength (BLC 26 Week 7)
Sunday, November 02, 2014
I would say that one time I exhibited super hero strength was when my first grand nephew passed away. He was born with severe anomalies and without going into great detail, we found out shortly after his birth that we would lose him after the next few hours due to his anomalies. Which we did, Brisan only lived to be 40 hours old. When we knew his time would be short, my sister called freaking out, because she didn't know what she was going to do. My sister has a really bad habit about always making everything about her! I normally try to over look it, because that's just her being her. However, when this happened, as heart breaking as it was, and I know it was hard on my sister knowing she was losing her first grandbaby. I kind of snapped on my sister, and told her that she needed to back up and figure out how to help my niece (her daughter/Brisan's mother) make it through this nightmare! When a baby's life is cut short, it is very hard on anyone that finds out, related or not. It was with great difficulty that I spoke so sharply to my sister. Something I would not have done under any other circumstance. But it worked, my sister did decide to do whatever she had to do to help my niece. The doctors came in and wanted to know what they could do, and she told him, you can let my daughter hold her son while he's still alive. (Something she had not been able to do since he was born.) I know part of her really wanted to get to hold him too, but she knew that my niece needed that even more. My niece was able to hold him for about two hours, then she handed him to his daddy while she went to restroom and he flew to heaven in those five minutes that she was away from him. I know this may not sound like my super human strength, but trust me, for anyone that knows me, I am very kind hearted, mostly soft spoken, and will do anything to avoid conflict. But I had to move past my comfort zone to make sure my niece was taken care of.