Shalom Dear Brothers and Sisters
As I mentioned yesterday, little did I know what lay ahead. My mother had come up and was horrified to find me in such bad condition. She never let on to me but she went and spoke to the doctors and nurses wanting to know what they were doing for me. They told her they were going to start running tests the next day.
Well I didn't make it to the next day or rather I almost didn't make it that is to say. At about 2:30 in the morning my roommate called the nurse. I don't really remember why, I just remember her coming in saying she would be right back. She came back with another doctor and he was asking me questions then my doctor came in the room. The minute he walked in beside my bed I simply felt like going to sleep, so I did. When I woke up I had a mask on my face and the doctor who I didn't know was pounding on my chest. I guess I tried to pull the mask off my face they said no you need that.
I had never been in the hospital before except to have our oldest son seven years prior. So all of this was new to me. They informed me they were taking me to ICU. I simply replied okay. As we were going past the nurses station I asked the nurse if she could please let my husband know where to find me, as he would be coming out the next day. I had no idea or realization of the gravity of the situation. The nurse informed me they would be phoning him immediately to which I responded I didn't want him disturbed as he needed his rest. Then I realized I just felt completely peaceful and wanted to go to sleep. The two doctors were adamant that I stay awake I tried as best I could. I couldn't as I began to drift off I heard the doctor yell in a frantic voice to call a code as they were losing me again. I didn't know what they were talking about and I didn't care I was completely at peace. A peace like I had never experienced before. All I knew was that I was in the very capable hands of my Lord and Savior.
Looking back at all of that now I realize I can truly relate to the words of David in Psalm 23, "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil". Well my peace was short-lived as I woke several hours later confused dazed and unable to move. Myles and my mom were already there, upset and frantic, but at the same time they were able to intercede on my behalf. I'll never forget that peaceful feeling that true shalom that overcame me as I went close to the shadow of death.
I share all this with you because the Word of God is true and alive! Paul said it, to live is to live for Christ but to die is to gain, Philippians 1:21. While I know I would have gone straight to Abba's arms it was not meant to be. But we need to live every day as if it were our last for the minute we leave this earth we will be standing in the very presence of the Almighty! Be sure to have oil in your lamps!
B'Shem Yeshua Hamashiach, Amen
In His Love, Theresa
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