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In his Arms

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In his Arms

A story of Faith..
How does anyone explain why they believe the Faith they have .
I can only tell you through the eyes of a 5yr old child .
That child being myself 

so let me rewind a bit in time .
It was preschool to 1st grade , I would fall into a vegetable state at school , with my head down on the desk .
My Mother was a very talented RN and worked in triage at St. Francis Hospital
She would take me to the best of Pediatrics , only to be told ," take her home give her a aspirin,  if fever gets to high , and call us in the morning . 

All I can remember is this.

I was laying on my Mothers bed as from the ceiling it appeared a man that resembled "Jesus Christ ' and his Angels , 6 on each side lifted me from the bed in his arms , and took me to a place of warmth , light and love like I have never felt before since.

I was held by him as he said , you can stay here and no longer feel pain , or you may go back. I wanted so badly to stay , but I thought of my Mothers tears , and I was sent right into my little body again only to miss that feeling I had my whole life "in His Arms "

I got up out of bed , walked to the living room , where I saw my Mother in the distance baking .'  The Grinch whom stole Christmas ' was on TV. I then noticed a tree all lighten up with decorations, I walked  towards my Mom with a blanket in my hand .

My Mom turned and she had a plate of cookies , her face white as a ghost . I asked her " Mommy , Is it Christmas ?  " she started to cry , and held me as she said " Yes Honey , it is , it is Christmas Eve. " as her tears hit my shoulder . I then asked " Why are you crying ? "  Santa Claus is coming ! " I replied,  as happy as a little 5 yr. old could be.

I was taken to a Chiropractor that week ,as a last result , He told her it was simply a miracle I was alive  .  My Spine was out of place and no Oxygen was going to my brain , in one or 2 days , I would be brain dead.

I found out later in my life at 18 yrs. old , it was shaken baby syndrome . My Father confessed to me as he to cried , at his Moms home at Christmas time . He had carried the guilt with him for years . He was a born again Christian , and a new life he had wanted with true forgiveness .

I forgave him , I know the man whom lifted me was Jesus Christ that night , and there is nothing ugly at all there , so I know he to forgave him . 
Since then ..I have never doubted , I know he goes by many names  , It is Jesus Christ all the same .

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Oh...... This brought me to tears. And gave me that tingling up my spine. It was nice to see that the truth came out, and you were able to forgive him. Many blessings to you for that. :o)

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    Date: 9/30/2013 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you my Loyal , darling friend ..I have so much work to do ..Monday , yet all I want to do is read & write ! Yvette
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 5:41:00 AM
    Whoa! Great story Yvette. You've had quite a number of experiences. With this one, your writing so vividly laid out the storyand a beautiful story it was! MC

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    Date: 8/7/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    this time a lot of reply's, I want to learn as much as possible without taking the innocence of writing , do you know what I mean ? I knew a Artist once , whom said when he got to School , there was a wrong way and a right way .. He did not like those boxes . However , all the different names and description's of poems , from rhyme to sonnet ' I really should know.
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    Date: 8/7/2013 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you again my loyal , friend ~ I am blushing ~
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    Date: 8/7/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have things I have experienced because I have lived a few decades ? haha , Do not want to give away my age ..Yes , that is my pic MC , I was born in "1965 " lived in Ark , Peoria Ill, to Memphis, Tenn. , on to Southern , northern California and to now Portland , Org !