Battle Scars

It’s after 3:00 in the morning and I can’t sleep.
My son lies in a hospital bed, after a battle that has left him scarred….

Saturday afternoon Zach went from looking as if he could take on anything thrown his way to complaining of severe stomach pain. Rest is what I believed he needed. But, he was beginning to feel scared.

You shall lie down, and none will make you afraid.

By today my poor Zach was in so much pain that he cried every time he moved.

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

He fought. Hard.

And won.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
He guards all of his bones; not one of them is broken.

I praise God that He protected my son against broken bones, but the three scars Zach now has on his abdomen?

Those are battle scars.


  1. says

    Oh I know what you’re feeling, how difficult it is to see our children with a scar or healing from an injury. Surgery, oh hell yeah, that’s so hard to witness our children go through. He will be fine, sweetheart, he will. Get some rest, honey.

    And man oh man, you and Ray make beautiful children, LOOK at that child? Gah. GORGEOUS!
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  2. says

    Wow. Praise God for doctors figuring it out swiftly and I’ll pray for fast healing. I share a similar scar (they just did one big one back in my day) with Zach, I never looked at the event from my moms perspective though.
    Many hugs,

  3. says

    So glad you got it when you did. I was watching things unfold last night and was wondering how he did. Wish I would have seen it first thing when you mentioned how bad he seemed.
    I’ve seen plenty of appy kids walk into our peds office… bent over.. looking green. As soon as you see them walk in.. we know.. get moving cuz this child is heading to surgery.
    You did good… rest, he’ll be fine now.

  4. says

    I know the feeling all so well.It’s been 31 days today that my 15yr old son had open heart surgory.He has a scar and is doing very good.I must admit I was ok the entire time becuase I knew how God is good and I knew everything would turn out good.
    I’m so glad your son is doing good,your such a good mother.
    Your son is so cute.
    Take care,
    shannpf1977 @ yahoo dot com