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Monday, May 12, 2008

Miracle Monday

It's Monday and I'm ready to hear your miracles!

I would like to share with you a miracle from my own life today.

We spent this past weekend at the beach. On Thursday morning, as I was playing in the water with my husband and my kids, I prayed to God that he keep us all safe. I love the ocean, but it also scares me.

It wasn't long after I prayed, that Sarah started complaining that her bottom hurt her. I decided to take her back to the beach house,which was across the street, so we could rinse the sand out of her bathing suit.

Apparently, right after I left, a large clear colored crab came up to my son who was playing in the sand beside our chair and beach towels. This crab scared my son and the fact that it was clear made him think it was a ghost. (Too much Scooby Doo and Ben 10 will give a 5 year old an overactive imagination.)

He started screaming about the crab so my husband came running over to him. While my husband was removing the crab from our towel, Peter started running away from the beach. My husband yelled at Peter to stop but he didn't listen. He kept running away from the beach and toward the street.

He ran right into the street, completely crossed it and ran to the beach house looking for me.

God was looking out for my son because they were no cars coming on this normally busy street and he crossed without incident.

Every time I think about what might have happened, I thank God again for keeping him safe.

Every day is filled with little miracles. Take the time to look for them. What you might normally brush off as luck or coincidence is probably a miracle. Just open your heart and you will see miracles all around you. I am challenging myself to do this and I hope you will as well.

If you are going to participate in Miracle Monday this week, it's simple. Just post a miracle on your blog and link it back here using Mr. Linky below. Please mention "A Mom's Life" and my URL in your post. And if you want, you can use the Miracle Monday button in your post as well.

PLEASE NOTE - when linking make sure to link to your Miracle Monday post. Do not link to the front page of your blog. It is important that you link to the Miracle Monday post so that when others are reading your miracle in the future, the link will take them directly to your miracle and not to the front of your blog.For an explanation on how to do this, please check here. Or, you can always email me and I will be glad to help you. My email address is in my profile.

Have a great Miracle Monday and thanks for participating!

Edited to add: Please check out Amy's cool celebration for her 100th blog post! Just post about a sign, miracle or wonder and link back to her blog for a chance to win lots of cool prizes.

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This edition of Miracle Monday is now closed. Thanks to all who posted a miracle and to all who stopped by to read them!


jennwa said...

I am so glad God was looking after Peter.
Thanks for reminding me to be thankful for the little miracles that occur everyday.

Robin hill farm said...

Wow. Thank God he was looking out for your son. I had a similar thing happen to my son a couple of years ago, and I am so thankful that God was watching out for him. Thank you for Miracle Monday.

McMommy said...

Ok, now THAT was a crystal clear, no-mistaking it for luck....MIRACLE! I bet you gave out extra long hugs that evening! :)

Denise said...

I am praising God for being right by Peters side, thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for watching out for him and protecting him!!! I hope it's o.k., I did not post a miracle in my life today...many people are in need of God's healing touch and looking for a miracle...they need prayer...Hoping some of your readers will pray for the request on my blog today.
Thanks and blessings to you!

Jaina said...

How scary! I am SO thankful that God protected him and kept him safe.

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

Oh Beth - what a miracle indeed! How he keeps our little ones safe. Matthew 18:10 "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."

Not posting a miracle today... with this fever, it'll be a miracle if me and my family make it through the day.

Tracy said...

Wow, I could feel my heart beat increasing just reading that. I am so glad Peter is safe.

elizabeth embracing life said...

Yep that is a miracle moment. One split second of God redirecting traffic because he's not done with Peter. Wow, amazing and thank you Lord Jesus for watching out for our kids.

Anonymous said...

Amazing story. With so many things for us moms to worry about, it is a good thing God is watching out for us.

Bonnie said...

Wow Beth, that's an incredible story ! A miracle !! I'm so thankful that this is the way it turned out !!

Minnesota Matron said...

Lovely post and a really good idea! Miracle Monday.

Cathy, Amy and Kristina said...

That made me catch my breath. Didn't release it until the end!

Christina said...

So true, I don't believe in luck or any of that, like you said just miracles.

Sorry I haven't been participating, but I have been so busy. I really hope I can remember to next Monday. You'd think with my daughter and her family going it would be a lot less hectic, not so. Hopefully soon.

McMommy said...

I'm so happy you linked this for POW! It definitely IS a post of the week!

amanda said...

i love everyday miracles.

thanks for the reminder and the beautiful story :)

Anonymous said...

I'm coming over from McMommy's. I could feel how scared you must have been just from reading that. There are so many times that I feel that God is watching out for me and my children (esp when driving--some people are just insane). Great story and I'm so glad it had a happy ending.