Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
It was 3:00 and my appointment was at 3:40 at American Fork. Rachel handed the kids off to me and I went to go load them in the car. As I was loading them I thought Owen (4 months) was buckled in his carseat carrier. As I lifted the seat I felt the carrier get light- confused I turn around as Karl screams. There, was little Owen laying flat on his face and belly on the cement. He had fallen out!! I screamed and told Karl to go get Rachel. I scooped him up and ran towards Rachel scared and shaking not knowing what to do. She took him and asked anyone for a ride to the hospital. Uncle Paul took her. Grandmother was with me. I didn’t know what else to do but still go to my Doctor’s appointment. After I loaded the 5 other boys in the car my nephew Matthew said, let's say a prayer. He said it. Children have life in such a good perspective. I took the boys back to Stacy’s still crying and shaking I started the drive down to the doctor’s office. I called Steven and told him what happened. He calmed me down and told me everything was going to be okay. By the time I got down to American Fork, I was 40 minutes late and the office was closed. As I drove back to Bountiful I prayed and prayed for little Owen and I felt this overwhelming peace and words come to me that said these peaceful words, “Cherise, everything is going to be all right. Owen is fine”. I felt peace and believed what I heard. Later Rachel told me that Owen was really fussy even after they left the hospital many hours later. She was still concerned. One of her Bountiful neighbors offered to give Owen a blessing. In that blessing he assured him that he would heal quickly and everything would be fine. Within an hour after the blessing, the swelling on Owen's face had all gone down, he calmed down and even started laughing just like his old self. I'm so grateful for the power of the priesthood and God's hand in our lives.
I called Rachel ad she said everything was okay and Owen would be okay. I asked if I could come and help and she said there was nothing I could do and I should just enjoy my time with Grandmother since that is the reason why I came to Utah. She suggested going to
temple square- so that’s what we did. We looked at the displays and went through a little video presentation of the family proclamation. Afterwards we went out in the cool breeze and found a bench. We took in all the beauty from the flowers and green grass and the serenity of the sister missionaries happily going about doing their work as we visited.