Monday, February 28, 2011

A Day That Changed My Life


One year ago today...almost to the minute...I received life-altering news in that room at Memorial Hospital...the doctor came in and told me that I had had a heart attack. I am forever grateful for true friends...friends who promise to stand beside you through anything...and then they did. I am forever grateful to my wife...I doubt that she figured she would have to live her vows of "in sickness and in health" before she turned 35...and I am thankful to God...because he was there...through all of it...he carried me for much of the year...and he did and continues to teach me A LOT through this...
I have gone back to that heart floor...and prayer walked...taken time to remember...remember that God has given me the opportunity to LIVE longer here on earth for him...to remember the questions that I had after it happened...to remember the commitments I made as I walked the halls after surgery...to remember that God loves me...at my best and at my worst...that he is RIGHT THERE leading me forward.
I am thankful that God didn't take me yet...that I still have more time to invest in my wife and my children...that I still have more time to influence people closer to Jesus...I plan to make the most of the time that he has given me...I encourage you to do the same. Make the most of every opportunity...because you really don't know which day down here will be you last!

2 comments:

Sam said...

I'm proud of you my friend! Peace my brother. You're doing great. And I celebrate all of it with you.

rich yauger said...

Celebrating with you, Tim.