Monday, November 3, 2008

Her choices changed my life!

Tonight Olivia and I went to the funeral of the doctor who delivered Olivia and saved her life.

Of course, I am heartbroken and feel like a part of me is gone. I didn't know her on a day to day basis, but our lives crossed in a way that neither of us would ever forget. I knew how I felt, but wasn't quite sure how she felt until I saw her obituary. She said she felt that God put her on earth to mother her children and to deliver Olivia Sue Huchingson and another baby in Kansas.

My doctor chose to do the right thing, even though it was a hard thing. She chose to what she had to do, knowing that I would feel the pain, with only local anesthesia. When I asked her later, " How did you do it? " She answered," I knew it was what you wanted." She was right. I wouldn't have had it any other way. Because she had the bravery to do the right thing, I have a healthy bundle of joy.

My doctor humbled herself enough to admit when she saw God's hand at work. Her first words to me after I woke up were, " It's your faith." She cried as she spoke. Later I asked her what she was referring to. She said there is no way you could have stayed so calm without your faith. Now I already knew that I had felt God's presence the whole time like I never had before, but I did not realize the physical miracle that had taken place. I did not know that I reacted any differently than anyone else would. She assured me that my reaction was not ordinary. She also saw that there were many circumstances that fell into place to make it possible for Olivia to be alive and she didn't think that they were all coincidences. Her humility made it possible for me to understand to a fuller extent the work that God had done in my life.

Thank you, my doctor, for making choices that changed my life for the better, forever!

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow! Great post! I'm so sorry she died! I didn't see Grace at ballet yesterday - hope she's ok.

ann marie said...

That is amazing! What a sincere woman.
I'm sorry for your loss.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Wow -- leaves me wanting to know more - but thank you for sharing what you did. I've learned to love those times God gives us to look back on in which the only thing that allows it all to make sense is realizing that He was there - & in control...when He works in ways that are so amazing/awesome/personal & yet you feel compelled to share!

Julie said...

That is what I was calling you about the other day. (sorry I never got back to you again) I could never think of that doctor without thinking of you and I was so saddened to see in the paper that she had passed away.

Tiffany said...

Wow! Thanks for the good cry this morning! That is beautiful that she said that she was put on this earth for those three things. Wonderful story and testimony for you and Olivia.

GardenofGems said...

I feel like I know her from the stories you've told, even though I never met her. I know you were both blessed beyond measure by Olivia's delivery. I will be praying for you today.

Emily said...

What a beautiful story!

crispy said...

What a fantastic testimony that God used you in a way to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit. Sorry to hear that she died.

DebiH. said...

Amazing to see how God used Olivia's birth even in the doctor's life. I'm sorry to her that she has died.

Cristy said...

What a great testimony to the power of God's grace. I am so sorry for your loss, but am so happy about your gain. What a precious gift she is. And to know that she could touch lives in that manner, wow.

Cristy

Cheryl said...

awesome story... even without all the details (which sounds very interesting), to God be the glory!

bfarmmom said...

Like Julie whenever I think of her I think of you and Olivia and what you went through. I was so sad to hear about her.