In the Eve night of 2001 my 13 years old son went to his grandparents perfectly healthy and after 30 minutes , he returned back saying he has "temperature".
From that moment it started the sorrow of my family, until 16 April 2002.
We went to the infectious diseases hospital where the medics did their best to treat him.
The temperature was cyclically evolving until the medicine did not have any effect. One of my relatives gave me to read the book about the life of John the Russian and his akatist saying a big miracle will happen with my son.
I didn't do it and I can say it with all my heart, I will regret all my life.
On 16 april 2002 the analysys were very bad and I felt that medically nothing can be done anymore so I decided to take my kid home ; I didn't want him to die in the hospital .
When we arrived home, I put him in his bedroom and I felt I did everything was possible for him. I was telling him ( he could not hear me because he was in coma) that I did everything and if God decides to take him from me , I will submit to His will. In that moment I felt something that I cannot express in words , i felt the divine power , I was agree to sacrifice everything for God.
After few seconds when I realised what I said, I could not believe I had these thoughts and I told my other child I still have something else to do , the last hope..to read the akatist of Saint John the Russian.
I kneeled in my bedroom, I opened a candle and I read all his book , I started at 21:30 and i finished at 1:20. In all this time, I felt the time stopped and when I went in his bedroom I got stunned : my son did not have temperature anymore. I could not believe my eyes, I was running in the home, in the yard and i didn't know how to thank God.
After this, I made a promise to God: I told Him I will never smoke again.
This experience made me to find God and nobody can take me back anymore.
I thank God He gave me this problem because only like this I felt the Holy Spirit coming on me.