Monday, March 24, 2008

We could have lost him today!

May we never take God's grace for granted!

Tonight my son ran out into the street in front of our house. This street has VERY busy traffic, and it was already dark. I had the front door open with a baby gate up because it was hot in my house and we do not have a screen door. My son pulled on the top right side of the gate just enough to sneak out quietly without the gate looking tampered with, I was on the phone, on my computer and burping my 2 month old, and my husband was playing with my brother while my daughter was with my sister in law.

It didn't take us too long to all ask where he was, my husband was about to get him ready for bed. I quickly ran outside not seeing him, he wasn't coming when I called so I ran back in to see if anyone else found him. I ran back outside to find three neighbors on the left telling me with a heavy accent "the baby is over there", so I ran to my right about 4 houses down to a women who had my son in her arms in a blanket.

I was crying as I hugged this woman and my son thanking her and the Lord. I took him from her and sat down with him crying while my husband came behind me. This women and her husband where in their car that they had to stop to not hit him, they got out and went to the closest neighbor who also came out of her house not knowing who my son was... they called the cops because they did not know who he belonged to!

So I am sitting there praising God for my son while my husband explains this all to the cops! Our God is good is He not?! A child, not even two, in the dark, on a busy street... and NO ONE hit him!!!! PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!! THANK YOU LORD FOR WATCHING OUT FOR MY BABY!

15 comments:

LuvLee said...

OMGosh Carolyn!!! How very scary!!! I’m so happy you’re little man is safe and sound!! And I’m with you…….thank the Lord and just hug that baby!!!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura S. said...

how scary. god is good.

amydeanne said...

how terribly scarey for you! I’m glad he’s okay!
God is good!

Elaine said...

Oh dear I am so glad he’s okay. Thank GOD!!

I am sure you were just terrified! I can only imagine…

P.S. He looks like you!!

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

Oh- my -word! My heart just stopped. Thank you God for keeping him safe.
Don’t let your mind dwell on this sweetie. Hug your little boy, thank God and snuggle with your hubby.

Natalie said...

Praise God! Wow, your story brought tears to my eyes. I am so glad that we serve a God that loves us so much. Oh and get you a cow bell to hang on that baby gate!!!!! We put those “store” chimes on our doors to know if they are opened. We also have one on DD4’s bedroom door because she kept getting up in the middle of the night and wandering the house or playing in the playroom while we slept. Now we hear “ding-dong” when she comes out of her room.

Amydeanne said...

I can’t imagine your terror! I am so glad we have an all-knowing God who there for us even when we don’t know we need him. Hug that little one extra tight!

Elexis said...

Wow, what a scary story! Praise be to God.

Pink Paper Peppermints said...

Oh! So glad he is ok! We have had a scare or two like that with two boys. I know exactly that heart-pounding, gut-wrenching feeling…Praise the Lord for His angels!

Melissa~

Pink Paper Peppermints said...

Oh and also he is sooo cute!

Melissa~

Karla said...

I am so glad everything is ok! God is truly watching over us!!

Jan said...

I’m so glad he’s ok!! I know that was scary for you. Big hugs….

Have a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

Oh, my heart was in my throat as I read your story. I am so relieved that he was unhurt. That is definitely a praise!!

Amy said...

The same thing happened to us when my now 5 year old was 2. We lived on a busy street, we were all playing in the BACKyard when suddenly I hear a man talking to us over the fence. He was asking us if the baby he was holding was his. In just minutes, like maybe 2 or 3, she snuck out between a broken spot in the fence and walked out INTO traffic. He swerved and stopped all traffic and picked her up. Scariest day of our life. Hubby immediately fixed the fence he had been procrastinating about.