Mother’s intuition. A sixth sense. A gut feeling. No matter how you refer to it, we’ve all heard stories about it. And for good reason — there really is such a thing! So why don’t we listen to that intuition when it speaks to us? I have no idea. But the following two mothers learned the hard way what happens when we ignore our intuition.
Don’t Ignore Mother’s Intuition
“My son was required to have a physical before being allowed to play football in high school. During the physical, the doctor noticed something that he thought was a small hernia. But he said that since it had not been bothering my son, he wouldn’t make note of it on the form for school. I didn’t feel comfortable with that decision, but because my son wanted to play football so badly, and he begged me unmercifully not to say anything, I kept my mouth shut. Two weeks later, after my son had been on the team, he ended up in surgery. The surgery was to remove the hernia that grew from pea-size to half-dollar size very quickly. Had I listened to my ‘mother’s intuition’ and gotten a second opinion, my son would have been spared the extensive surgery. He still would have undergone surgery, but it would have never been as extensive, and he would have had a much quicker recuperation period.”
“I goofed by not listening to my ‘mother’s intuition’ when my daughter had walking pneumonia. The doctor told me that I could either take her home and give her antibiotics or put her in the hospital. At first, I wasn’t sure what to do and asked what he thought. He suggested that I just take her home because she didn’t seem that ill. But something told me that that wasn’t the best decision. I knew my daughter and knew that she was sicker than I had ever seen before, and something just didn’t seem quite right. However, I didn’t want to second-guess the doctor and decided to go with his advice. By that evening my daughter became deathly ill, had hallucinations, and didn’t even know who I was. I rushed her to the hospital immediately.”
Mothers (and fathers of course!) have to realize they are the ones who spend more time with the children and know how the children act when they are sick—more so than anybody else. Trust your intuition—or that sixth sense – it tells you something is more serious than what it appears to be. Don’t let God’s gift to you go to waste!
I think that last line says it all. Mother’s intuition, sixth sense, or gut feeling – don’t let God’s gift go to waste!
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