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Hey there my friends, it’s good to be back and I hope you are all doing well.

Sorry about not being around last week but we had a rather full on week to deal with and by the weekend I just couldn’t get my head around doing the link up.

Last Monday morning my husband was driving to work and had to stop because he was having crushing chest pains. Thankfully he was only 10 kms from home so he rang me and then rang an ambulance and the children and I went to wait with him.

He’s never had this pain before and it was pretty full on so the ambulance took him to our local hospital and checked him out. Thankfully nothing was showing up on his blood tests or the ECG’s which meant that no damage was being done to his heart. The pains and shortness of breath continued throughout the next couple of days and finally on Wednesday they decided to send him to a bigger hospital a couple of hours away where they would give him an angiogram to see what was going on.The angiogram was carried out first thing on Thursday morning and came back clear – there is nothing wrong with his heart.  Praise God all was clear and he was home that night.

That of course is the shortened version, let’s just say that my husband came to the point where he didn’t think he would ever come home, see our younger two grow up or see our no 1 son married. He thought that he wouldn’t see our no 1 daughter and son-in-law and their children again or meet the new one due in August either.

I guess he gave everything that is important to him up, he was at a place where he realised that all he had was Jesus  and nothing else. There was nothing he could do to stop or help what was happening – he was helpless.

There were many prayers prayed and many prayers answered and I personally feel like I have been given an amazing gift and never want to lose the feeling of gratefulness that I have now.

Grateful to God that He has left my husband here with us, grateful that our wonderful family pulled together in a very difficult situation. Grateful that our older daughter and our wonderful son-in-law care so much for their younger siblings that they could look after them for us. Grateful to our no 1 son who cared for me and drove me to Geelong and picked up the slack here at home whilst we were away. Grateful for an amazing church family that surrounded us with love, prayers and support and still continue to do so.

I have so many things to be grateful for and I guess I am extremely grateful that God brought my husband to a place where he could only rely on Him, and it has made him even more committed to leading his family in God’s ways and teaching them to totally rely on Him.

There has been talk of the heart issue being a spiritual attack and of the outcome being a mighty healing – God only knows but I know that He was definitely in charge of the whole situation and was working it out to our better good and my husband has come out stronger and closer to God – what an outcome.

I must admit I had my times during the week, especially when I had taken the children home for a rest and I got called back in urgently because my husband was having another attack and wanted me there. That was the toughest trip in I’ve ever had and I am suffering separation anxiety but that is improving. I have a great desire to spend every moment with my husband holding his hand, but each day it is getting easier.

He is still tired and is working on building up his strength again. He is having more tests and they have now found that he has gallstones so he has done a flush and passed quite a few, and he amazed the doctor that you could even do that. He will do another one in a couple of weeks and get another scan.

They still aren’t ruling out his heart due to the pain that he had on the Monday – that definitely wasn’t gallstones, but both of us don’t want to discount what God did for him that week with giving him a clear angiogram.

We are taking each day at a time and loving each other even more than what we did two weeks ago and getting back to doing what we were before all this happened but with a greater appreciation of God’s plan for our lives, for each other and our family.

I won’t do a top three this week but it’ll be back next week.

This coming week we’ll be trying to get back to normal, with work and school.

The eisteddfod is only 2 weeks away now so it’s all on practicing for that. The children are working hard with their piano and their singing.

My husband and I are doing a marriage course and we’ve got the 2nd session this week. I think it’ll be a really good one and we even get homework to do, and we need to do “marriage time”.

The children have music lessons and we’ve got book group later in the week. We’re up to strategy 4 – our family and it’s a good section. I’m looking forward to meeting up with the girls again to see what they took from it.

Okay my friends that’s it for this week and I’m looking forward to hearing how you have all been.

Have a great week!!!

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

Blessings my friends xxxx

15 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #169”

  1. What a scary time you’ve had, but how good of God to do the Romans 8:28 turn-around and utilize all things for your good and for His glory!
    Trusting along with you for continued health and healing for your good husband–and peace of heart for you!
    Blessings to you and your family!

    1. Dear Michele, thank you so much for your kind words and God certainly blessed us and made us away of His awesome might. Thank you and blessings to you and your family as wel.

  2. Thank God that your husband is doing so much better and for all He did over this last couple of week. We know our God is faithful and absolutely has our good in mind in every circumstance. But what an occasion for praise!

    1. Thank you Donna for your encouraging words. God is faithful and we have seen evidence of it these past weeks and He is worthy of our praise. Have a great weekend. Bless you

  3. Oh, dear friend! Praise God for bringing your dear husband through this awful ordeal! I surely understand this kind of fear, and oh, I just praise the Lord for helping you on that drive and all through the time of his affliction. God knows what was wrong, and God surely knows how to fix and repair anything that is wrong. I think often of how He is the One who created our bodies, and He surely knows what to do to take care of us. When things like that happen, it surely makes us realize how very dependent we are upon Him for all things. May He just heal your husband completely and restore his health and give the two of you many, many more happy, healthy, good-quality years together, in Jesus’ name.

    1. Thank you so much for your prayer my dear friend Cheryl, it was an ordeal but you are so right the Lord sustained me and upheld me during that time. I never felt He wasn’t with me, and I’m a very emotional person so it’s easy for tears to flow. The reminder of our dependency of Him is always good through any situation and I praise Him that He did that for us at that time. We never want to lose that feeling of total thankfulness to Him for His blessing on us. Bless you dear lady.

  4. Praise the Lord that your mighty husband hasn’t yet been found to have heart problems! I pray that the tests will show just what the problem is, though, besides gallstones, and nothing major. There is nothing scarier than an emergency like this, though, so I can imagine what you were going through. Know, however, no, as we haven’t had anything happen to my hubby thus far, thank the good Lord. I do, however, know what it is like to learn to depend fully upon the Lord because of health problems, and to draw oneself closer to Him. As odd as it may sound to some, I wouldn’t talk anything for what I have been through with my health because of how much I have grown and seen what the Lord can do for an individual. But I have to admit that I wish for more complete physical healing, but He knows best. I will be praying for you, friend, the big, brawny farmer, and your kiddos.

    Your Tennessee friend!

    1. Dear friend Myra, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. It’s so nice to connect with you here as well as IG. It’s normal to desire complete healing, I totally understand that, and we don’t know God’s plans for us in the specific we just know that they are good, even if they don’t seem so to us all the time. Thanks you for your prayers for my husband and our family. God Bless you all.

  5. So scary! I am so relieved to hear he is doing well. You and yours are in my thoughts. May the good news continue.

  6. What a blessing to you and your family that your husband is still with you and apparently doesn’t have a serious heart problem! May God grant you peace as you continue in this journey and make the most of the lessons He taught you through this. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.

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