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I looked up at the doctor across the crib who is still hovering over him and checking his ventilator and trachea. Wildly he flailed as the doctor touched his abdomen. I tried to calm him by holding... Read More

  1. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    Quote from Agrippa
    This was well written and touching.

    As someone mentioned before, this does presume the existence of God. To me, it seems as if the issues you faced in this experience is one that has been questioned from the beginning of christian thought.

    How can a just, all loving, all powerful God allow such suffering? How can he let bad things happen to good people & vice versa? This is a question that I struggle with almost daily.

    As someone who was raised in the church and now am agnostic, the answers to this question that many have offered I have found to be intellectually lazy at best and self soothing/delusional at worst. There are thousands of babies that die every day. Every 5 seconds an innocent child dies an excruciating death from the lack of clean water in Africa. This is God's will? Some tell me that yes, their suffering gives us an opportunity to be giving and compassionate. This sickens me - the idea that an innocent child/person is made to suffer so that people may have the opportunity to be compassionate. It gives me no comfort at all.

    Then inevitably, the answer evolves into the unchallengeable idea that we as humans cannot comprehend the wisdom/logic of God. It would be as if a chimp were trying to comprehend quantum physics, an impossibility. Well then, just as we would not punish the chimp for being unable to do what he is incapable of doing, should God not also have mercy on those who do not believe in him due to our minds not being able to comprehend his existence?

    Furthermore, I imagine that there are thousands that die (and have died in the past) that have never even picked up a book let alone heard about Jesus Christ. Thus, since they don't believe that Christ died for their sins, they are destined to burn in hell forever and ever? Oh, but God loves you.

    I'm not trying to degrade your story, but I can't stand idly by statements such as "God never makes mistakes." I would really like to believe that, trust me. If you can enlighten me to the truth of this without wishful thinking or emotional investment, I would be forever grateful. Until then, I cannot agree. It seems to me that bad things things happen to good people for no reason at all. The saving grace is that we have a choice in how to react to this.

    Oh man, I couldn't have said it better myself. This is right up my alley.


    I could post a thousand situations that can't be explained by, "we polluted our own waters," or 'we did that to ourselves'.
    There is just too much cruelty in this world to believe that there is a God up there. A good God anyway...

    I just don't buy it.
  2. Visit  missyd1991 profile page
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    I believe God brings people into our lives for a reason, this child was a gift to all who care for him for no other reason but to learn compassion, tolerance, love. I think the story was amazing!
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  3. Visit  Chapis profile page
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    i'm a christian, and i believe what the whole bible says. the bible also states that god is perfect, so my answer is no, god does not make mistakes. i think it's when we start to anylize things and hard situations like these that we want/need a clear response, and that's when i just forget about it, and surrender to god. he's got it all perfect, all i have to do is believe and trust in him-that's my job, god will do his!
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  4. Visit  BigRussKCMO profile page
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    God is perfect and does not and has not made mistakes. The problem is people are blinded by what is in front of them to see Gods true beauty. Humans are vain looking for there own best interest without a pause to think should I do this and what repurcussions will it bring. The original post said the mom had 8 other children. When is enough enough. Now who suffers. The baby.
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  5. Visit  FixThebody profile page
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    I is also a real issue with the elderly.
  6. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    Quote from BigRussKCMO
    God is perfect and does not and has not made mistakes. The problem is people are blinded by what is in front of them to see Gods true beauty. Humans are vain looking for there own best interest without a pause to think should I do this and what repurcussions will it bring. The original post said the mom had 8 other children. When is enough enough. Now who suffers. The baby.

    If God were perfect, then why allow a woman with 8 babies to have more? Why allow the babies to suffer? Why allow people to be so vain that it causes pollution and suffering. Why make us the way we are?
  7. Visit  MaritesaRN profile page
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    Quote from spenmom
    Thank you so much for sharing.. It is so hard to see children in situations that look like there will be no happy ending. But, despite our best prognostications, they can and do exceed our expectations. Therefore, I totally understand this mother's refusal for a DNR. This is her child, and only she has that connection/bond which will allow the child to grow and develop (once out of the hospital) in ways that he otherwise wouldn't be able to. With children, I believe they all deserve a chance. I have seen too many (including my own child) exceed expectations to the point that physicians had no answers, were speechless, and so I believe that no, God does not make mistakes. There is suffering, but it is for a reason (not that we always understand), and with that suffering, both on the part of the mother and the child, comes a bond which is incredibly strong and incredibly special. Until you see it, like you did, you truly don't begin to understand it.

    Thank you again for sharing such a personal story! Maybe someday, somehow all this will make sense. That is the only thought that keeps me sane sometimes...
    :heartbeatThank you for helping me put this in the proper perspective. My heart hurt so much. When babies and kids are involved, since they are the innocent ones in any scene or situation................so it is really up to us to help them and to love them so much unconditionally .
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  8. Visit  aomar profile page
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    WOW,, thank you for sharing this story, GOD didn't make a mistake.
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  9. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Thank you for writing this beautiful love story. I once heard someone say that a mother's love is the closest thing there is to God's love, and I truly believe it.
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    Quote from nurse_maya28
    I don't think god makes mistakes, but i do think humans do, they may mean well, but a mistake is still a mistake. In this case i think the humans involved messed with god's plan by intervening so much, but of course once that slippery slope is begun one can't stop it. I could never inflict this kind of torture on my child, i would have to let the poor baby go home to his maker where he/she belongs. keeping a child here for the occational smile is about the family, not about the child. Seems pretty darn selfish of the family, to me - i could never keep a child shackled to this earth in pain 90% of the time, for my selfish emotional needs. I am reminded of a poem we have here at work:
    The Tiny Rosebud

    The Master Gardener
    From heaven above
    Planted a seed
    In the garden of love.
    And from it there grew
    A rosebud small
    That never had time
    To open at all

    For God in His perfect
    And all-wise way
    Chose this rose
    For His heavenly Bouquet.
    And great was the joy
    Of this tiny rose
    To be the one our Father
    chose to leave Eath's garden
    For one on high
    Where roses bloom always
    And never die
    Beautiful poem. It puts me in mind of the song, "The Master's Bouquet." One of three songs I chose for my funeral.
  11. Visit  Chapis profile page
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    "If God were perfect, then why allow a woman with 8 babies to have more? Why allow the babies to suffer? Why allow people to be so vain that it causes pollution and suffering. Why make us the way we are?"

    Since I believe in the Bible, and the Bible says God is perfect-I believe it-without any doubt. You asked why does God 'allow' babies to suffer, people to be so vain. . .etc. . . and my answer is found on the Bible-(to which, I believe what the Bible says), which God gave us the 'Free Will". Finally-we choose to be who we are and how we act or react to situations, I believe we shape ourselves with the help of God, or those that do not believe in God, they shape themselves in their own 'belief'. Anyhow, I don't want my answer to be taken-rude-was not meant that way, just wanted to answer the questions you had on your post.
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  12. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    [quote=Agrippa;3747880]This was well written and touching.

    As someone mentioned before, this does presume the existence of God. To me, it seems as if the issues you faced in this experience is one that has been questioned from the beginning of christian thought.

    How can a just, all loving, all powerful God allow such suffering? How can he let bad things happen to good people & vice versa? This is a question that I struggle with almost daily.
    tquote]I believe God does allow these things to happen to teach us things. For instance: Where would we be in healthcare today if not for people who are born with disabilities? We have come very far in healthcare, due to babies being born with heart defects, children with cancer, people born with chromosomal defects, birth defects of all kinds, and autoimmune diseases as well.
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  13. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from amateur
    i think that God gives us these 'challenges' and its up to us to react from it. so its our fault if we commit mistakes and not Him, if we do the right one then we should be congratulated... if no one will, its easy ---- flex the elbow of your right hand... then hold that elbow with your left hand and then tap your own left shoulder. there you will feel better, PROMISE. i do it all the time.
    Love it!
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