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I came home today, leisurely walking after a long day at the office
Glad that the day was over and looking forward to spend time with my babies
I walk up to the gate and when the guard at the gate realizes it’s me he becomes frantic
Seeing his expression changing I feel a pull in my tummy and the panic spreads right across my body
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

He stutters as he speaks and
I ask is there a problem
He narrates an accident that happened like 10 minutes ago
My son was cycling in the compound inside our apartment block
One of the neighbors had a gate to take to her rural home where she was building and kept it slanting on the wall
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

As our son cycles next to the gate for some reason it rattles and slides falling over his body and bicycle
The guards see what just happened and they rush to lift he gate off him
They carry him to the house to the nanny to assist him
They can see some bruises and bleeding
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

Once I listen to understand I rush to the house my stomach is in knots
He is being washed and I decide let me take him to the doctor for him to be examined
As I carry him to the car his dad arrives and inquires what happened
I narrate the ordeal and we go to the hospital together
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

We see the doctor, and he advices a CT scan would be appropriate
But God protects little children, they are His angels
The scan is clear, we are given a list of symptoms to watch out for in case they appear we are advised to rush back to the hospital, we are given painkillers and we head home
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

I get a call from a close friend and surprising she tells me today she’s been feeling she should pray for our son
And in my mind I think God’s way of doing things is really not our way and that He is full of mercy, grace and love
We get home and the neighbor knocks at our door to apologize, and really despite the shock and worry we understand it’s just not intentional and we assure her it’s fine that our son will be okay
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

God is always our shield and protection
An ever present help in times of trouble
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

You are our son
and we will always love you with a love so immense, so eternal as we love your siblings too
we could never find a way to squeeze it into words
Oh Lord thanks for your watchful eye and for being a protecting shield over our lives

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