On the morning of June 8, 2019, I was shot in the head by a stray bullet.
My day started like every other Saturday morning. I awoke around 8:00 a.m. and was getting dressed to go out and run some errands with my husband. This was normal for us because we both work during the week. However, this day was going to be extremely busy, because the day before, June 7th was my nephew’s 14th birthday. We were both so excited to celebrate with the family. An awesome day was planned at Dave and Busters. Later that evening, my godson was having his first dance recital that my husband and I planned on attending. After getting dressed, I went to the restroom to brush my teeth and fix my hair. As I was fixing my hair, I realized it was 8:45 and I hadn’t taken my vitamins. I decided to stop for a moment and take them, so I wouldn’t forget again. I walked to my bedroom and sat on the edge of the bed to grab my vitamins. Our bed was parallel to the window. I leaned over to grab the vitamins off the dresser, which was at the foot of the bed, and placed them on the bed. As I reached down to grab my bottle of water off the floor, I felt a burning sensation in my head. I didn’t know what happened at that moment, but my head felt hot. It was as if I left some perm on my scalp too long.
I looked at the box fan in the window, thinking maybe it busted and a part hit me in the head. However, the fan was still intact. Immediately, I knew I was shot, and I can’t explain how I knew it. I jumped up and ran into the hallway and said to my husband and nephew, “I think I got shot in my head!” My husband and nephew jumped up and ran to me. My husband ran into our bedroom and saw a hole the size of a bullet in our window. As he came out the room and over to me, I asked, “Am I bleeding?” As I held my head down, that’s when the blood came gushing down my head and all over my clothes. My nephew panicked! I immediately grabbed the car keys and threw them to my husband and said, “take me to the ER.” My father is a minister and I was taught to trust God in all things. Therefore, I began to recite these scriptures; Psalm 147:3 “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Jeremiah 30:17 “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 26:4 “Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”
Upon arriving at the hospital, I was immediately taken in the back for x-rays and treatment. The doctors were so amazed as to the outcome. They stated that the route the bullet traveled, once it hit my head, was nothing short of a miracle! I only had a flesh wound! To God be the glory!! The doctors said, “we have never seen a case like this, where someone was shot in the head and it was only a flesh wound or they lived to tell the story.”
As far as my healing process; physically there were 17 staples in my head. Emotionally, I had to seek Christian counseling and endless prayers from fear of being able to go back into my bedroom. I must admit it was a little tough and I knew the only person I could fully rely on was my God. Every morning, I prayed and studied my word to get clarification from God. Almost four (4) months later and I am still here trusting in the God of my salvation. I continue to trust Him in all things because I am a living witness; He is a deliver, a healer, a mind regulator, and He will NEVER leave you!!