When pregnant mom Alyssa DeWitt took her kids to the beach at Lake Michigan, she would have never imagined that a fun day in the water would soon turn into a rescue day.
Five-months-pregnant Alyssa DeWitt and her little kids were all set to go to Lake Michigan, but the windy weather and other things made her come close to canceling the truth. But “something” kept telling her to go, so she did.
That “something” took her to the pier side of the beach where she would normally never go with the kids. But what occurred next made her realize that that “something” was the Holy Spirit!
“You can’t tell me it was ‘luck’ I was there when I was,” she later recounted on Facebook. “I was meant to be there.. and I’m so… thankful for it.”
Alyssa DeWitt was with her little kids when she heard screams coming from the water. She spotted arms waving at her for help, so she quickly got her children safely to shore then dashed down the pier to see if she could help.
“A group of kids were getting pulled out into the lake and slammed against the pier wall,” she explained. “They could barely keep their heads above water. They were literally drowning in front of my eyes and there was not one person on that side of the beach I could scream to for help. It was empty.”
Alyssa called for help, but with windy conditions, she couldn’t hear anything and just screamed into the phone that kids were downing and prayed help would arrive quickly. But she knew that she would have to do something or else the three girls in the water would drown.
So, she laid down on the pier and tried to pull them to safety. “Every time I would grab their hand and get them partway up, a wave would come and smash into us and pull them back down,” she recalled. Alyssa couldn’t watch these three kids drown and was determined to save them.
“This part will stick with me forever. This girl looked at me and she said ‘I’m gonna die.’ It makes me cry every time I think about it,” Alyssa DeWitt said. “I told her, ‘I promise you I am not gonna let you die out here; I am gonna get you out of this water.’”
Against every odd, with slippery hands and pounding waves, the pregnant mom somehow managed to pull all three girls to safety. “I don’t know how, but I did,” she said after the rescue. “A lot of tears and hugs were shared yesterday. I know they were thankful.” Despite minor injuries, the three children are safe and healthy and so are Alyssa DeWitt and her unborn baby.
The pregnant mom shared her story on social media to help keep “faith and love for God alive.” She wrote, “God did his thing today, and he put me exactly where I needed to be.” She said the same thing in news interviews, explaining, “I truly believe that I was meant to come here yesterday; I don’t think it was a coincidence.”
It was God right through and He was the one who directed Alyssa to the pier that day so He could use her to do the impossible. The pregnant mom also shared the story to caution parents and children about water safety. “PLEASE.. stress water safety to your kids,” she said. “I’m loving my babies a little harder tonight, I’m sure those parents are too. God is good.”