By Wyatt Earp | December 30, 2009
A lot of people do not believe in God – or some other “higher power” – these days. But once in a while The Man Upstairs delivers a tiny little miracle to give the rest of us a little affirmation of his power.
Take this story, for instance. If this isn’t a miracle, I’m not sure what is.
Also note the day on which this occurred.
DENVER — A Colorado woman says a Christmas miracle brought her and her newborn son back from the brink of death after her heart stopped beating during childbirth and the baby was delivered showing no signs of life.
“I got a second chance in life,” Tracy Hermanstorfer said.
Hermanstorfer, 33, was being prepped for childbirth at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs Thursday morning. Her 37-year-old husband was by her side when she began to feel sleepy and laid back in her bed.
For those of you who don’t know this story, the missus had a real hard time when my first son (Kyle) was born. They lost Kyle’s heartbeat, the wife’s blood pressure spiked to dangerous levels, and a Code Blue was called for the room. So this story really hits home for me.
Tracy’s husband Mike Hermanstorfer was clutching his pregnant wife’s hand when her life slipped away at the Colorado hospital on Christmas Eve, and then he cradled his newborn son’s limp body seconds after a medical team delivered the baby by Cesarean section.
Minutes later he saw his son come to life in his arms under the feverish attention of doctors, and soon he learned his wife had inexplicably come back to life.
“My legs went out from underneath me,” Mike Hermanstorfer said Tuesday. “I had everything in the world taken from me, and in an hour and a half I had everything given to me.”
Some will attribute this to luck and some will attribute it to modern medicine. Me? I’ll attribute it to God.