This is Sarah, age 6...my youngest daughter. She would be a good match for the Energizer Bunny. We were all excited about the prospects of having an addition to our family in 6 months... especially Sarah. We have had fun wondering if the baby would be a boy or a girl ......As mentioned in my post "the waves of our life".. a routine ultrasound showed that our baby's heart is no longer beating. We are all dealing with the loss in our own ways..With Sarah's childlike faith, she innocently said to my wife yesterday that maybe the baby's heart will start beating again.
A couple of weeks ago, I took a certification class in CPR. We learned the procedure necessary to get someone's heart to start beating again. Here are a couple of thoughts that have come to me from the recent events in our life. We know that in the last days, men's hearts will fail them. (D&C 45) and that the love for others shall wax cold. Symbollically.. our hearts will stop beating the way they were meant to.
In order to restore life to a heart that has failed.. one must perform CPR which consists of breathing air into the lungs and chest compressions. These chest compression are strong, intense pressure which are firm (pushing straight down 2 inches)... Many times you will hear the ribs crack under this pressure. Painful.. but necessary. If that doesn't work than ultimately electronic shocks are given called "defibrillation."
What is in store for our future? Will we need to experience some events in our life to get our hearts beating again, and flowing with love for our fellow man. "Chest compresssions" could come in the form of loss, tributation, challenges.. all meant to soften our hearts and humble us to have the most important quality that our Savior looks for...a broken heart and a contrite spirit.