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Sweet Little Janice Lynn

Dear Readers,

This is a re-blog from 2012 about my Godchild, and since both of her parents have gone to be with the Lord I can now share this story …

SWEET LITTLE JANICE LYNN,    Re-blog from  January, 2012

Years ago my seven year old Godchild Janice Lynn, went to be with the Lord.  She was born with poor health and for years was wrongly diagnosed.  Her mother, my big sister Jeanne, spent all her time trying to get help for her to find a cure for what ailed her.  The doctors told her it was seizures, convulsions, and many other illnesses.  But, shortly before her death the diagnosis was changed and the medical conclusion was “Primary Pulmonary Hypertension,” which was causing her to have frequent mini heart attacks!  This illness was very rare.

Before my big sis passed away she shared with me a miracle that occurred two weeks before her daughter’s death…

One day a shout came from her daughter’s bedroom, “Mom, come quickly!  Janie is real sick!”  When she entered the room Janie lay lifeless on her bed with no heartbeat!  My sister ran to the phone, called the doctor, and ran back.  She rechecked the child and still found no heartbeat!  Hysterically she placed her hand on the youngster’s chest and cried out, “Not now God, please not now!”

Suddenly my sister felt a heavy thump hit the top of her hand as it lay on the child, and she took a deep gasping breath as her heart began to beat once again!  Janice sat upright and immediately tried to get down off the bed.  My sister attempted to quiet her and get her to lay back down, but Janie refused.  She pushed her mother’s hand aside, climbed down, knelt on the floor and began to pray, “Hail Mary full of grace….”  My niece was fine all the rest of the day.

(Her big sister Christine just added, “At this point in her life Auntie, this was miraculous as she was almost incapable of saying a prayer because of previous brain damage done to her from so many mini heart attacks.)

Two weeks later, while at Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn., immediately after being examined by a top heart specialist, she had her final heart attack at the hospital in the presence of the best medical facilities and people available.  As she headed out of the hospital Janice Lynn had another attack and they rushed her back in, and for 45 minutes attempted unsuccessfully to revive her.

My sister believed the Lord heard her cry out that day, two weeks before!  She didn’t understand what hit the back of her hand, but knew if her daughter had died at home, she never would have been able to handle the guilt!  She also believed God knew better than her that no matter what she did, He was still going to take this sweet child.  She admitted before she passed away that Janice Lynn was the only one of her six children she no longer worried about.

Love in Christ,   Claire  xoxo

P.S.  I verified this story before I blogged it, with my niece Christine.  She helped me with the medical details and added this little note, “Aunt Claire, the evening before Janice was examined and passed away at Backus Hospital, she awoke in the night, looked up at the ceiling and said, “OH, I’M GOING WITH YOU!  OK!” and then went back to sleep.  The very next day she went to be with the Lord!”

Ecc.3:1+2,  “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die”  (NKJV)