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Miracle Story


Cath Edwards
Blue Mountains

My Dad Was A Miracle

Submitted into: Miracles of Family Category,

On: 2015-03-16 00:45:38

This is a story about my father. My father served in the Australian Air force for five years during WW11. I don’t ever recall him speaking of the war or the trauma that he experienced. He was a bomber plane mechanic and my Mum tells me that he served in some places where bombing was very heavy. When he came home from the war he didn’t walk in the Anzac marches as he saw it as a glorification of a war that took too many young lives from across the world.

He was away from home for five years and called off his engagement to my Mum because he didn’t think he would survive and be able to return to the love of his life.

My Dad travelled through life with a few close shaves. As a kid he had a ruptured appendix and nearly died on his way to school on a 20km walk that he took every morning. As a newly married man he had a complete blockage of his bowel (Yes, he did come home from the war and happily married my Mum) and his family presented him with a gold watch which is what they did in those days in my family if you were going to die. He got through that and had 5 children and built his home with his bare hands. He was a loving Dad and you could see the war had its effect on him after all this time. He was airlifted on one occasion because of a severe kidney problem and was transported in ambulances many times.

After he turned 50 his health deteriorated markedly and he had a massive heart attack. He secretly told Mum that while he was in hospital he was invited to another world where there were inviting hands and an irresistible white light (these things were never discussed with us kids). He decided to stay with us and he did that joyously after he woke to emergency teams paddling him back to life.

He remained a very ill man for 20 years and it was decided if he was to have a chance of survival he would need heart surgery that involved all his coronary arteries. It was risky surgery at the time and he didn’t fair well. And, this is where I get to the MIRACLE. The surgeon came into the waiting room as the family anxiously waited on news. He sat down and asked us if Dad had a strong faith in God or another dimension other than this world. We were quite disarmed by the Dr’s question, as it didn’t fit with Dad just having had major heart surgery. The reason he asked us the question is because he said that Dad had a tiny pinhole of opening to only one artery and technically should not have been alive in the first place for the surgery. The surgical team believed that he must have had a faith in God or Buddha or ‘something’ as there was no way he could have survived for the number of years that he did.

Truth be told, my Dad was an outright atheist and believed in the ‘here and now’. The surgical team believed it was a miracle that he got to 70 and the second miracle was surviving for another two years after they pronounced him clinically dead from the surgery. After the surgery my family visited him 2 by 2 to say goodbye. He was unconscious but later on could recall everything we said in our goodbyes. What we didn’t know at the time was that he had decided again in his life that he wasn’t leaving this world yet.

He was a happy, determined man who loved life to the fullest. We were blessed with the spirit he had to keep him going as long as it did and his will to stay with us. My Dad was a miracle.


Cath Edwards

Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia