Wednesday, December 15, 2010

God & my boys saved my baby's life.

Bentley, Audi & Mercedes were playing outside. I am always outside with them, but tonight I came in & began cooking dinner. I had the back door wide open & the curtains open so I could hear/see the children. I checked on them every few minutes.

I had to go to the bathroom, so I went outside to see where they were. The boys were playing & Mercedes was playing with a little tricycle. I came inside, hurried to the bathroom & washed my hands, to resume cooking. This all took like, gosh I don't know, 2 minutes at the most? I was walking back into the kitchen when the boys came running in yelling Mercedes had fallen into the pool.

I was already close the back door, & when they said that, I started running. I had panic & fear I have never, ever, ever experienced. I slipped into a different zone & I ran out the door screaming. While I was trying to exit the door, Jaguar was standing there (I never saw her) & I must have knocked her over - the thunk I heard when she fell was unbelievable. By now I'm crying & screaming trying to reach my baby & I fell out the door because I fell over Jaguar. I was laying on the patio, hysterical & my legs froze. My baby was drowning & I could not move. My legs would not move. By now I was about to pass out because my baby was in the pool. My baby was probably dead in ice cold water. I looked up in hysteria, trying with every ounce of energy I could muster to get my legs moving, & she was standing in front of me, soaking wet. I remember getting up but almost passing out. Everything was blurry & spinning.

Evidently, while I was in the bathroom washing my hands, for whatever reason she entered the pool area & fell into the pool, in the deep end. She started screaming & Bentley & Audi heard her. By the time they reached her, she was holding on to the coping trying to prevent from slipping under. My boys. OMG my boys. They each grabbed an arm of hers & pulled her out which was no easy task, considering she was soaking wet. My boys saved my baby. By the time I had gotten to her it could have been too late.

I was so hysterical, Bentley phoned hubby while I just sat & cried & gasped for air. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't even undress Mercedes. Just thinking of what could have happened - sends me back into hysteria. So fast accidents can happen. So fast. I had just checked on all of them. I was literally in the bathroom for a minute or two. Why Mercedes entered the pool gate is beyond me. She never, ever does (& when she does I'm right there to shoo her back out). Thank God, Mercedes is now in dry clothes & fine. Me, not so much. I don't want to live here anymore. I want the pool gone. It's not worth it. It's just not worth one of my children drowning.

Thank you Jesus for saving my baby. She very well could have drowned. And my two precious boys. How I will forever thank them for saving my baby.

*At dinner, Mercedes said "I fall in the water. To get football." We now know she probably attempted to walk across the cover, to retrieve the little green football.


Heather said...

Bless her heart, Melissa! And praise God for those boys....I have a lump in my throat just envisioning all of this. Thank God she is alright....I cannot even imagine :0( Hugs Mama!!!! Love, Heather

Whitney said...

OMG Melissa, How scary!! Praise God that she is alright & kiss those sweet boys for me... They really are little angel! I'm sure you won't sleep tonight but I will be praying for you, I cannot imagine!

All my love,

Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

So glad she's safe- and that she has heroes for brothers!

Tricia said...

OMG, Melissa! That made me sick to my stomach just reading it. I can't imagine actually going through that. God was with that sweet babe!! What awesome big brothers she has. Give them all lots of hugs & kisses tonight...not just for them, but for you.

Kriss said...

I'm crying.

Mommy Brain said...

Praise Jesus! Once when I was on the patio at my girlfriend's house my daughter, 2 at the time, walked right into the pool without me seeing her...when we did see her she was's a sight that will haunt me forever...BUT God saved both our daughters!

Praise Jesus! And let your boys know how brave they were!

Bridget said...

So glad that she is safe, and she has some awesome big brothers! I can only imagine how scary that must have been for all of you!

Myssie said...

OMG!! I am so glad that she is safe. And your boys, those sweet loving little boys...bless their hearts, hug them for me. What a scarey experience for everyone!

Launa said...

Oh my gosh! That is so scary. My heart dropped to the bottom of my stomach as I read it... thanks for the good title giving us a little "she's okay!"
So, so thankful she's good and that your boys are true angels this year!
Oh hon, I'm so sorry you had to go through this!
God is good!