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God Works In Mysterious Ways

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.

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9 Responses to “God Works In Mysterious Ways”

  1. Kim Says:
    December 30th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    God is still the God of miracles. Being a La Leche League Leader, I get all sorts of calls from moms (and dads) who have problems with breastfeeding, newborn care, health issues, and (this time of year especially) breastfeeding through illnesses. (Both mom and baby.) Every once in a while, I get hit between the eyes just how amazing God is with the gifts He gives us. This is another prime example of His grace and mercy. I pray this family knows that and does not let this miracle go to waste.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Kim – I don’t think they will. Any doubt I had in His powers left me when Kyle was born.

  3. RT Says:
    December 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    The God we worship is not stuck back in “Bible times”. He is very present and near. God did an amazing thing Christmas Eve. I just cannot imagine the sheer terror and despair and then ultimate joy.

    Saying God is good is an understatement, yet I don’t think words can describe (beyond miracle) what He did.

    Never underestimate prayer, God, and the power He has to do absolutely ANYTHING.

    I was born 10 weeks early. Both my mom and I almost died. God works in wondrous ways.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 30th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    RT – As you know, every one of my children were preemies. All are happy and healthy now.

  5. RT Says:
    December 30th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    So many take the miracle of a healthy birth for granted. I know you certainly do not. You are very blessed to have healthy children. :)

  6. Kim Says:
    December 30th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    All your babies were preemies? I did not know that. You and your wife should talk with a friend of mine. Her youngest is now 19 months old and full of mischief. He was born at 25 weeks gestation and there was a question of him even surviving. 1lb 3oz. She is wanting to set up some kind of support network for families of preemies where there is a centeralized location that parents can go to for help, support, guidance, and hand-holding through the medical nightmare maze that seems to surround preemies and micro-preemies.

  7. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    December 31st, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Have you ever heard of a “Push Gift”? A gift given to a new mother from her husband/significant other, (usually something expensive like jewelry), to compensate for her labor pains and giving birth?

    At first, I thought it was a joke. Isn’t giving birth to a healthy baby gift enough? Some people wouldn’t know a miracle if it bit them on the you know what.

    (Nice story BTW.)

  8. Randal Graves Says:
    December 31st, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Some people don’t realize how lucky they really are.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 31st, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    RT – I know it.

    Kim – Yep, every one of them came early. By the time Julia came around we had the bag packed on December 1st, even though she was due on Christmas Eve. She came on 12/3.

    Mrs. Crankipants – Was that “Push Gift” story a reminder for Crankipants? Heh.

    Randal – I am lucky, and the Hermanstorfers are really lucky.