Saturday, July 4, 2009

I went swimming with my clothes on....

... to save this little boy's life!!!

And can I just say it was a very humbling experience.  Can I admit that I'm a horrible parent???  We were playing at the beach park.  I didn't think he'd do much but play on the beach and wade in the water.  I wasn't watching him as well as I should have been.  Heavenly Father really wanted to protect this little boy.  Something whispered in Ryan's ear to look for Joren... and he said, "where is Joren?"  I immediately looked up and there was this little head bobbing in the water with arms flailing doing their best to stay afloat.  (I don't think I'll ever be able to get that image out of my head.)   I've never ran so fast in my life.... I've never been so scared in my life.  My little boy was so brave.  He didn't spit out any water. He didn't pass out.  And he's been perfectly fine.  I am so grateful that Heavenly Father was looking out for him and saved my sweet little Joren.  Even though this little boy drives me absolutely crazy most of the time, he holds a special place in my heart.  He brings so much fun and joy to our family and I can't imagine life without him.  I love you soooo much, Joren!!!

8 comments:

rubberbandgirl said...

Oh, Anisa...that is so scary!
I am so glad he is OK. What a blessing!
I would miss him too, I'm glad you don't have to go there.
>>hugs<< to you.

Ron and Debbie said...

Yes I still have the image of a 7 month old girl. With her basinet tiped over on top of her. Doing pushups to breath in four inches of water. We love you and your family very much and hope to enjoy all of you for years to come.
Love Mom and Dad.

Liberty Williams said...

Oh my goodness! I'm sure that was a terrifying experience. Glad you were in tune with the spirit. I would miss anyone of your precious little boys!

thehaagas said...

I am so glad he is okay. Hearing stories like that remind me that anything can happen.
We were playing games with friends last weekend and my friend's 9 month old was choking on a dice, he was okay but that is the wost feeling.

Lucashell said...

All grandma did was cry that night, you know that freaks her out. The rest of the weekend she kept asking me if I was watching legz..

Melinda said...

So scary! I am so glad he is okay. It's amazing how fast things can go bad.

rubberbandgirl said...

Um, your mom's scares me more!

Jessica said...

What a story...as a parent you have one or two of these in your life and you just say: "I'm glad HF wanted me to keep these kids around, because there is no other reason they are okay."

Glad everything turned out okay!