This is Danielle and this is #herstory . My name is Danielle Pointer and I am a wife and a mother of 3. Life lately has been a struggle for me but in spite of it all I am still pushing and praising God for bringing me this far. The way my faith has been tested I don’t know who would be able to stand in my shoes and still be able to not only thank God but praise him as well. But that’s just who God is he keeps you in perfect peace when your whole world is falling apart.
Growing up it has always been my Mother, myself and my brother. She was our Mom and our Dad she was the Mom that was our handyman, counselor, cook, Doctor, nurse, mechanic, painter and anything else that you could think of lol. She was our wonder woman so back when I had my first child and she became sick I took on the role of Mom and we help nurse her back to health. From there things didn’t get better her health actually was declining, but in her most humble way she never told us she tried her best to share details but not give us too much information so that we wouldn’t worry.
Then came the night when she was working and had a heart attack and stroke and when they didn’t think that she would make it. To see my Mom laying in that hospital bed hooked up to all types of machines that were helping to keep her here made me go over and talk to her and say hey you have a lot to live for you have your kids and your grands that can’t wait to see you get up, and guess what she did.
I could go on and on about how many trials she went through with her health and how she overcame all of those obstacles. I get joy knowing that in spite of GOD was still keeping her here, he knew that me and my brother and our children needed her.
Fast forward to January 2016 my Mom was in the hospital (or her vacation home as she would call it lol) and was placed on the list for a heart transplant so she didn’t know when she was coming home. A normal heart ejection fraction rate is anywhere from 55% to 70%, my Moms rate was at 3% and she was still up and kicking.
She had heart surgery which actually gave her a battery operated heart (she had to plug herself up every night) and she was fine with getting that surgery because she told me “I want to live”. She had the surgery in February and didn’t leave the hospital until August. After many trips to ICU she finally was coming home of course there were plenty of stipulations, she had to have someone be with her at all times, she had a visiting nurse as well as a loooot of doctor visits.
She started doing really good she was able to stay home by herself she was able to get around more and most importantly she was able to get back to church. January 25, 2017 she went in for a regular visit and they kept her because they wanted to run some tests on her. I went up to the hospital that Thursday and sat and talked with her and asked her when she was coming home she said “oh either Friday or Saturday because I have to cook for Pastors birthday” We we’re talking about some other things and I said to her” I don’t understand how people treat you like they do and you don’t get mad”, she says to me “you don’t worry how people treat me, you worry how you about how you treat people”.
I gave her a kiss and headed home, Friday January 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm her cardiologist called me to inform me that my Mother was gone. That day, that week, that month was all a blur we had loss the person who loved us unconditionally and I couldn’t figure out how was I gonna move on. I was angry at God because he took her home and I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. BUT GOD do you know that God kept me in perfect peace and is still keeping me in perfect peace even when I thought that I was going to lose my mind, even when I wanted to give up, even when my faith was tested and almost destroyed! GOD KEPT ME, can you imagine how special we are to him even when we give up on him and he doesn’t give up on us. I couldn’t even wrap my mind around it but I am glad that he never left me because through my pain I was able to start a program in memory of my Mom called “Bernie’s Heart”.
Our mission and goal is to help others and treat them how you want to be treated. She has truly left a legacy and truly has left some big shoes for me to fill but I am so blessed that through my pain Bernie’s Heart was birthed. I am forever grateful to him and honored to be called a child of the King. No matter what you may be going through just remember and know that GOD has his hands on you, in spite of it all HE HAS HIS HANDS ON YOU. Keep pushing, pressing and praising!
That’s #herstory so what’s yours ?