Update: A tip from The Butcher of Lansing… well done, BoL, well done. Article at the link after the pic.
A writer could try to sex the story up all the editor wants, but a heroic mom is a heroic mom.
To Stephanie Decker of Indiana: Well played, ma’am. Well played.
Decker made a split-second decision to save her children, tying them up in a blanket and throwing herself on top of them.
“Everything started hitting my back: pillars, beams, furniture, everything was just slamming into my back,” she said. “(My children) were screaming, ‘Mommy I can’t live without you, I don’t want to die, please don’t let me die.’ And I said, ‘We are not going to die, we are going to make it.’ ”
Miraculously, her children emerged from the storm completely unscathed. Decker lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle.
“When I looked down and looked at my leg and realized either it was cut off or it was barely attached, I took my phone and made a video to my husband telling him that I loved him, and my children that I loved them, in case something were to happen,” Decker said. “I prayed to have the strength to survive, that I want these kids to have a mom and I did not want them to grow up without me.”
Yeah, it’s a few days old but I’m behind a few days. And someone who does good should never not be told just because the praise might come a bit after the fact.
I once took a course for company business and went and grabbed dinner later and a chinese lady came along with. We got to talking and if you held a gun to my head I could not tell you how we got on that particular topic or to that point in a conversation but she quite matter-0f-factly said she would not risk a burning home for her daughter because “I can always have another child”.
I couldn’t say a whole awful lot once she uttered that statement. The end of the dinner could not really come soon enough after that.