Mother sacrifices her Body to Shield her Children from their Collapsing House

Posted by PITHOCRATES - March 10th, 2012

Week in Review

What is love?  Is it a racing heart beat when you’re with someone special?  A flushing of the cheeks from a kiss?  The automatic date on a Friday night that is mutually understood?  No.  It’s none of these things.  These are only emotions.  Feelings.  True love is sacrificing yourself in your love for others.  Like a soldier falling on a live hand grenade to save fellow soldiers.  A husband giving up his seat in a lifeboat and dying so his wife can live.  Or a mother willing to sacrifice everything to shield her children from a collapsing house (see Hero Mom, Stephanie Decker, Recounts Saving Kids From Tornado, Losing Legs by MATT GUTMAN posted 3/5/2012 on ABC News).

As the sky glowered black and Stephanie Decker felt the monster tornado begin to suck her house into its vortex, she knew it would not hold and she had no choice but to shield her two young kids with her own body. She lost her legs in the process…

She was determined to keep her kids safe, and her actions saved them, but at a steep cost. Not only was her home lost, but both of her legs had to be amputated late Friday — one just below the knee, the other just above it…

Both her legs were smashed. She’d also suffered a punctured lung.

Her children, however, were unscathed…

In the wake of her injuries, a benefit fund has been set up for Stephanie Decker at Fifth Third Bank, 392 S Indiana Ave, Sellersburg, IN, 47172.

The strongest love is that love between mother and child.  A mother will do anything to protect her children.  And won’t stop fighting until she has given everything that she can give.  Like Stephanie Decker.  Hero.  Mother.  So think about this hero the next time you’re about to criticize a woman for being just a mother.  For there is no higher calling.  To raise a family.  And to experience this pure love.  A love so strong that a mother will sacrifice everything without hesitation for that love.  Something no career can match.  Unless you’re falling on a live hand grenade to save your fellow soldiers.

May God help Mrs. Decker and her family through this most difficult time.  And may her benefit fund overflow with generosity.

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