Monday, June 13, 2011

Found this on another heart mom's blog, who lost her son after 44 days. I just had to re-post it.

The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boy's parents sat across from him. "Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I'll open up your heart..."

"You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted.

The surgeon looked up, annoyed. "I'll cut your heart open," he continued, "to see how much damage has been done..."

"But when you open up my heart, you'll find Jesus in there." The surgeon looked to the parents, who sat quietly.

"When I see how much damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up and I'll plan what to do next."

"But you'll find Jesus in my heart. The Bible says He lives there. The hymns all say He lives there. You'll find Him in my heart."

The surgeon had had enough. "I'll tell you what I'll find in your heart. I'll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels. And I'll find out if I can make you well."

"You'll find Jesus there too. He lives there."

The surgeon left. After the surgery, the surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes: "...damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, widespread muscle degeneration. No hope for transplant, no hope for cure. Therapy: painkillers and bed rest. Prognosis:" here he paused, "death within one year."

He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said. "Why?" he asked aloud.

"Why did You do this? You've put him here; You've put him in this pain; and You've cursed him to an early death. Why?"

The Lord answered, "The boy, My lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be. Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you cannot imagine. His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace, and My flock will continue to grow."

The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. "You created that boy, and You created that heart. He'll be dead in months.


The Lord answered, "The boy, my lamb, shall return to my flock, for he has done his duty: I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb."

The surgeon wept.

The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boy's parents sat across from him. The boy awoke and whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?"

"Yes," said the surgeon.

"What did you find?" asked the boy.

"I found Jesus there," said the surgeon.

Author unknown


  1. I Loved this linds!! It was so cute and made me totally cry. Thanks for posting it:)

  2. Amazing!!! I wish we could see the big picture, I know one day we will understand why people are taken from us. I think he spares his angels though. This touched me, thanks for sharing!

  3. This has touched me in a way words cant describe... I am so greatful knowing that we will be able to see our love ones in the life after... You are amazing for sharing your story and I know you will be blessed in so many ways!

  4. That is absolutely beautiful. My heart and prayers are with you and your Angel Dan:-)

    Mason's Mommy

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  6. thank you. this helped me look at things in a new light. im still so sad some days about loosing my brother and you loosing your Dan. but this made me understand god's decisions a little better. and i know your Dan has touched many lives. thank you for letting us in to your life and sharing your angel Dan with us.

  7. :) I sort of stumbled into your blog today... the heart mom that posted this is my cousin's wife. :) They're such a special family. It looks to me like you guys are too. You are very inspiring.