Eyes closed and chest hardly going up and down slightly.
Her mom next to her, holding her hand pressed against her face firmly while quietly crying.
This isn’t the situation any parent imagines ever to have to be in..
But it happened.
The girl’s friend who was in the passenger seat at the time had been showing her images and videos on her phone, whilst now to everyone’s dismay,..The girl was driving. And also looking over at her friend’s phone’s screen.
And no one ever thinks it’s going to happen to them.
We’re not invincible; we don’t not apply when it comes to bad things that could happen, that could so easily have been avoided too.
The girl’s father enters the room now, having been able to get out of work to come see his daughter, and comfort and be there for his wife, in the direst hour.
The mom chooses to speak, and says “They’ve tried..honey… They’ve tried….”
He comes close and hugs her from behind where she sits next to the hospital bed.
He doesn’t say anything. He simply, and sorrowfully,—but trying to be strong..Gives her a kiss on the cheek.. .
She, overwhelmed, turns to give him a biig hug.
She asks out loud over his shoulder,..”How is this God’s plan?,..”
Her husband lets out a sigh, and says, “Honey?…I don’t know”
They sit there, in an embrace which possess such strong love—passion-filled love.. For at least five minutes. Then gently damping under each others’ eyes.
The mom decides to pray, out loud. “Lord?… I don’t know what you are doing but it’s gotta be good,.. right?..,” Her husband smiles a little and wipes under her eye with his pointer finger,.
She continues on…, “Lord God I know you are here. I know you know what’s going on right now and it is under your control so.. Please if it pleases you bring back our daughter..”
She leans on his chest with her eyes closed now.
Around just a minute later,… They hear, “Beep…Beep..Beep, Beep, Beep—” The sound of her heart beat going faster and faster and they desperately look over at her face, and slowly.. Her eyes flitter open.
Both parents gasp and get closer to her. The mom speaks first. “Sweetie?.. Mommy’s here. Daddy’s here. How are you feeling?” It’s like a heavy weight that was once on her parents’ shoulders was now magically lifted.
The daughter weakly spoke, “I’m…I’m okay,.” Her parents together are holding her hand now, with such relief and love and such joy replacing the scared, sad, distress they just minutes before felt inside of them.
“We have been right here praying for you, the whole time. And thinking of you and—” Her voice starting to break, the daughter reassures her, “I’m okay mom, it’s okay. God was with me.”
The dad joins in, “You are so right, pumpkin.”
Then he laughs a little, hugs his wife a little tighter, and says, “I guess God decided to keep you here with us a little while longer.,” Here they all smiled.