I have faced a lot of big things that most kids my age have not. Some kids out there face things like I do, and some face things that are even bigger.
One of my biggest fears has been going to sleep for surgery. Once, I was getting ready to have my fifth set of tubes placed in my ears, and for some reason, I was suddenly scared of the doctor who was putting the mask over my face. I fought and cried while my momma begged me to relax and lay back.
I wouldn’t. I allowed fear to creep in, and I was determined to get off the bed. I desperately needed the ear tubes, but no one could convince me of that. I was not letting it happen.
All of a sudden, it was like God placed his hand on my shoulder and said, “Grace Anna, it’s going to be okay. I’ve got you.”
Calmness settled over my body, and I knew inside that I was going to be okay. The doctor didn’t look so scary after all.
I laid back, closed my eyes, and allowed the doctor to place the mask over my face. It seemed like only seconds later that I woke up and felt fine. God had taken care of me once again.