“I wasn’t worried when I rode in the ambulance because I knew you were praying for me.” These are the words my husband whispered to me after facing a medical crises a few weeks ago.
Complications set in a few days after Tom’s surgeon performed a procedure at the hospital. He returned home, but lost so much blood due to an artery punctured during surgery. His blood pressure dropped to 79/49 and we headed to the ER at the VA in Prescott where they then transferred him by ambulance to the civilian hospital and surgeon who performed the surgery. It turned out to be an easy fix, but if he had waited a few more hours he would not have survived.
Terrific blessings came our way. I can’t wait to list them all because every time I think of that week in October, I want to cry. My heart is full of thanksgiving.
*Tom received immediate care in both emergency rooms without a wait! He was given the best treatment and a comfortable room with a view!
*Our kids were able to express their love to their dad and it was a beautiful thing to see. It’s easy to take people for granted when every day is the same.
*Amy, with her medical expertise, provided the best care for her dad by his side in the hospital and at home as well. We must have thanked her a thousand times.
*We were grateful for the support and love from friends and family. I smiled at every text, phone call, email, gift, card, and comment left for us encouraging us through prayer. Within minutes of the kids’ posts on social media, our friends and our churches rallied around us offering to help and pray. With a prayer army the size of ours, I relaxed.
*Our bonus daughter, Angie, came with our bonus grandson, off for fall break, and stayed the week with me. We are thankful for the sacrifice she made after just getting out of the hospital herself. She’s upbeat and loving and our time of sharing and praying was outstanding. Her chili, cornbread and chicken soup recipes filled my house with delicious aroma as we welcomed Tom home. It was enjoyable to once again have the rooms in my home active with family, cooking, baking and video game races blasting from the T.V.
Life Is Good Again
It could have been a disaster, but it turned around to be the biggest blessing! We thank God for all of it as we enter into the Thanksgiving Season.
We’ve been staying close to home as Tom still tires easily. I got a little cabin fever a few days ago and took a walk around our neighborhood, visiting with neighbors and absorbing the beauty of simple country. I’ll close with a few photos I particularly love about where I live.