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Friday, September 30, 2011

An Answered Prayer

We are Jewish, and yesterday, we celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and went to services at our synagogue.
Our synagogue offers simultaneous adult and children’s services, and Gregg and I had volunteered to serve as ushers during the children’s service. We were assigned a shift with Max’s group.
So we hung out with Max and his cohorts, and we were about to return to the adult service, when Gregg asked, “While we’re here, want to check out Jack’s group?”
“Sure, why not?” I replied and off to Jack’s group we went.
The gal, whom we’d trained in D management and who was supposed to be watching over Jack, was nowhere to be found.
So as soon as I saw him, I asked Jack, “What does your CGM say?”
He pulled Dex out of his pocket, glanced at it and said, “63 with an arrow down.”
I followed up with an actual blood test, and sure enough, he was 58. I gave him juice and rechecked fifteen minutes later. Even with the juice in his system, he was still low, and he was symptomatic.
Though Jack bounced back from the low just fine, I spent the rest of the day wondering, “What if we hadn’t been there? What if we’d returned to the adult service? What would have happened?”
We weren’t scheduled to have been with Jack’s group. We were supposed to have been with the other adults, listening to the rabbi’s sermon. Without our trained D gal around, Jack was under the supervision of high school kids, who had no idea how to handle a hypoglycemic episode. (We’ll make sure that doesn’t happen again!).
Even today, I keep returning to same questions: What would have happened if we hadn’t been there? Would Jack have been able to have handled that stubborn low on his own?
I am grateful that we were there, but I have no idea really why we were there and neither does Gregg.
Now, you need to know that I don’t pray often. I send up a little prayer, when I feel it’s needed or when I’m asked or moved to do so, but that’s about it. I celebrate Jewish holidays and follow traditions; however, I’m not the most religious person. But I was feeling moved yesterday during services, thinking about the year ahead, my hopes for the year and what matters most to me.
Seems a little coincidental that we were in the right place at the right time on a day that I actually prayed for Jack’s safety and good health.
Maybe I should pray a little more often!
To all of my Jewish friends out there, l’shana tova! May the new year be sweet!


sky0138 said...

So glad to hear that you were there and able to catch the low and fix it!

Alexis Nicole said...

L'shana Tova!

Hashem was definitely watching out for you guys. Yea I'm throwing around the hebrew ;)


Wendy said...

I don't believe much in coincidence, but I do believe in prayer!

I know the "what if" worry that follows an episode like this.

Happy New Year, my sweet friend. May it be full of answered prayers :)

Reyna said...

Glad you were there sweet friend. I am not particularly religious either (I know, big shocker)...but I do send up little prayers now and again about our children's health...I am glad you were there for Jack. Love you.

Kristin said...

Hopefully that bodes well for the new year! We're not religious, either, but my husband dreamed before Luke was born that God told him, "Don't worry - I won't give you anything you can't handle." Hmm - funny sense of humor. :) All the best for the coming year!

Kelly said...

Happy New Year! It definitely sounds like you were in the right place at the right time for Jack.

Amy said...

I 100% believe that we d-parents are given a gift in somehow just knowing when our kids need us. Call it what you want- Guardian Angels, whispers from God- but I know without a doubt that that's what woke me from a dead sleep one night to catch my daughter with a crazy low. She had no symptoms and I wouldn't have been checking her for a few more hours. I suddenly woke up with a strong urge to go check her, thankfully. I hear these stories over and over in the DOC, and I firmly believe God is watching out for our d-kids and putting us there when they need us!

Roselady said...

Thanks for sharing your episode. I guess God told you he listens to you and watches over you. Happy Holiday, to you. Those moments are very dear.

Donna ((Sweet Momma)) said...

The amazing thing about God is that even when you aren't praying He is watching. Prayer is powerful. I, like Wendy believe absolutely in the power of prayer.... but I also know that even when we forget to pray or don't feel moved to do so, God will still watch over us. :)
Happy New Year, my friend!

Jules said...

wow. i love this scripture in the bible that says that the God of Israel never sleeps nor slumbers. He is always watching over our D kids. Im convinced he put that suggestion in your mind to go check on your son. Hes on the look out for our families, I have no doubt. Hope you have more blessings than you know what to do with xx.