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The Day I Saw the Hands of God

Updated on January 13, 2020
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Donna is a lifelong poet and writer, she shares her love of God, and in helping others draw from His strength to get past life's struggles..

My Miracle, Jared and Me

3 years later and getting better!
3 years later and getting better! | Source

A Little Back Story to My Poem

I must say as I tell my son's story it still brings me to tears and as I cry writing this, know that even though he was beaten to death, the good Lord saved his life back in 2005. This is something I will never forget and that our entire family has severe PTSD, So when he fell on the same spot from his injury from before and now he needed brain surgery I was a complete mess.

He was abducted at the age of 19, mistaken identity to where I had to hide my son, my 12-year son and I for years. Jared has 4 skull fractures, collapsed lung, internal bleeding, and hemorrhaging on his brain in several places, stab wound and they proceeded to throw him out of a moving vehicle at 60mph. So had extreme road rash and had to have rocked picked out of his flesh.

This is just a scratch on the surface and I ask for prayer for the Lord to move Jared home with me. He's doing well but since his fall, he kind of needs me more. So, here is a poem I would like to share and dedicate it to My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and to my son, Who is a great survivor and who doctors call a walking miracle!


The Day I Saw the Hands of God

The Passage of Time Stands Still...

I wish I could change how the world has treated you
To make things easier living your life in all that you do
Sometimes life isn't fair, we get caught in a glitch
Before we even know what happens, it's changed within minutes

I wish I could take away all the pain that you have ever felt
To guard your heart, for you not to experience this tragedy that makes life standstill
I do feel your pain, It seeps deep into my heart without my permission
When I found you almost dead; my whole world changed, then came my decisions

Jared at TBI Hospital (Traumatic Head Injury Trauma Center
Jared at TBI Hospital (Traumatic Head Injury Trauma Center | Source

I.C.U with Code Names

No greater pain, not even God's thunderous rage
Could have prepared me for what I saw on that tragic day
My heart sank to my chest, how I would have died for you too
If God would just save my son, He could have me instead and not you

You didn't even know that I was your mother, you just didn't know
I dropped down to my knees, cried from the deepest part of my soul
I cried to my God, please take my son in your hands
Cradle him, breathe for him so he can grow up to be a man

Jared at the TBI hospital with his favorite nurse who taught him how to walk again.
Jared at the TBI hospital with his favorite nurse who taught him how to walk again. | Source

Blessings Flow like a Miracle Rush of the Wind

It now has been 15 years, since that tragic day
I thank God for carrying my son when times were so gray
You are happy now and you are finally happy with your life, so happy and free
I have seen the hands of God, touch down to save my son for me

The future is brighter now, full of life, love, and grace
I learned to lean on God, as he washed my tears away
He saved my son, my family at best, when all is said and done
My son is a walking miracle, I saw the hands of God from the heavens above...

"Let me paint you a picture - a picture with words"

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of writing poetry!

I praise the Lord for the gift of writing from my heart in hope of touching your hearts and bring the joy of beautiful memories past and future.

And most of all in sharing my love of Christ Jesus with the world- Amen

— Donna Rayne

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Donna Rayne

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    • Donna-Rayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Rayne 

      10 days ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you, Nikki, for your heartfelt words, it was a time I thought would never end until the day he woke up and I saw his bright greens eyes and I went running down the hallway screaming he's awake! he's awake! You should have seen how fast those nurses ran!

      God is good and merciful!

      Much love,

      Donna Rayne

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      Nikki Khan 

      10 days ago from London

      I am actually shedding my tears as I read this heartfelt story of yours, Donna. A tremendous tribute from a mother's soul for her precious son. Such a touching tale.

      God loves us more than anything. He doesn't leave us alone, never.

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      Donna Rayne 

      2 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you so much, Umesh. I appreciate your kind words. Have a nice day!

      Blessings,

      Sonna Rayne

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Very impressive. A poem from the heart, affecting our senses. Good writing.

    • Donna-Rayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Rayne 

      2 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you, Rosina and Ms. Ruby. God is merciful and gracious. He amazes me every day!

      Blessing,

      Donna Rayne

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      This was a God filled story full of grace and glory. I am so happy that God reached down and answered a mother's prayer.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      2 weeks ago

      I was very much touched by your son's moving story and your pleas to Almighty God who mercifully answered your prayers. Thank God, your son is doing well now. All my blessings to you and your family. May God bless you and your family as well for all times.

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      Donna Rayne 

      5 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you so much, Roadmonkey, I appreciate your kind words!

      Blessings,

      Donna Rayne

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      RoadMonkey 

      5 weeks ago

      A beautiful poem, written from the heart.

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      Donna Rayne 

      5 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you for such kind words, manatita, it was very hard to go through and still is every now and then.

      Blessings,

      Donna Rayne

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      Amen, indeed. How sweet this miracle of Love. Alleluia!

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      Your introductory prose is quite touching! An extremely tough one for a mother too. I can only empathise as I can not imagine how one feels in such a situation. Thank you for sharing. Now I will read the poem.

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      Donna Rayne 

      5 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you for your kindness, William! Have a great week ahead!

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      William Kovacic 

      5 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      This is a very touching piece, Donna. I can see why it was so hard to write, but thank you for sharing it with us.

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      Donna Rayne 

      6 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you so kindly, Lorna! He is doing great, has a fulltime job and rents a room from a friend. He can't taste or smell and has vertigo and raging headaches but God has saved my son and he soon will be moving home with me. 3 Weeks ago he slipped and fell on some ice (He lives in Colorado) and fell directly on the same spot at the back of his head. Doc said he needed brain surgery. And sent him to a hospital that specializes in TBI. I got my prayer warriors to pray for him on my facebook and by morning the neurologist said all the bleeding on his brain has stopped and he didn't need surgery! Praise God because doctors were telling Jared no if's and's, or buts, surgery is needed and then the Lord stopped all hemorrhaging and swelling of his brain and he was discharged within 3 days from the start! Truly my miracle child..

      Thank you for your sweet words and God bless you!

      Donna Rayne

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      So heartfelt Donna and truly a miracle. His courage and the strength of your love shines through in every line and you all deserve a blessed life. Best wishes.

    • Donna-Rayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Rayne 

      6 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you, Linda, God is good and I give thanks to him for saving my son. Thank you for reading!

    • Donna-Rayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Rayne 

      6 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Yes, God was there every step of the way and he continues to bless us this day. Thank you for your sweet words!

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      Donna Rayne 

      6 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank You, Patrick. My son is truly a miracle, even the doctors said he shouldn't be alive, there is no medical explanation but I told them it was God!

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm so sorry about the horrible experiences that you've described. It's great to hear that your son is doing better, though. Best wishes to you both. I hope the situation continues to improve.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      Your son's tragic experience is awful. As a mother I know the pain that you must have experienced also. We never want to see our children suffer. I am so glad life is better for him now.

      I love your poem. I know God is there for both of you.

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      Patrick Kamau 

      6 weeks ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      God is there for you and your family. That is truly a miracle. Wishing you and your family the best as you continue moving on.

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      Donna Rayne 

      6 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Paula, thank you so much for your sweet words. I appreciate it and how the Lord gives us strengths through trials that make us stronger!

      Blessing,

      Donna Rayne

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      Paula 

      6 weeks ago from UpstateWestern,New York

      Donna......From an unbearable tragedy, fear & hopelessness to an Amazing Miracle. Surely, a life-changing experience your son, you and loved ones will remain in awe of, forevermore! My heart beat fiercely, as I read your story. There is nothing, here on earth nor in Heaven above, more powerful & real as the Hand of God working through the undying love of a mother. So moving.

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      Donna Rayne 

      6 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you so much, Flourish!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      6 weeks ago from USA

      How devastating. I wish your family the best as you continue to heal together.

    • Donna-Rayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Rayne 

      6 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

      Thank you so much, Brenda. It was and is one of the hardest things to go through. He can no longer taste or smell and he has a hard time with that as well.

      Thank you for your loving words,

      Donna Rayne

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      6 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      Donna,

      He has fought such a courageous battle and won.

      I can feel the worry in your words.

      May God continue to bless you and your family.

      Great heartfelt write.

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