Friday, September 17, 2021

Code Blue X 2


My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength 
of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26

Tuesday, two years ago today, started like any other day, but before the day was over, I found myself rushed to the hospital for an emergency heart catheterization and pacemaker implant. Before they could get me prepped, I coded. My heart just stopped beating. They performed CPR and shocked my heart and I came back.  A couple of days later, I coded again and again they brought me back. It was a long recovery, but I'm alive! 

Today is my 
Re-Birthday!

God has walked me through recovery and has really clarified what's important in life. We have grown so much closer and though I am happy to be alive, I look forward to being with Him someday...and honestly, that day seems closer than ever.

He has kept me here for a purpose - maybe many purposes. I've given it a lot of thought and prayer and I've have a new bucket list. There's only 3 items on the list, but they encompass so much.

My Bucket List

  • Love God with all my heart, my soul, my mind and my strength.
  • Love, encourage and help others as God has done for me.
  • Always, always point the way to Him.

In these three lie every purpose for which I am still alive. I don't know how much time I have before I am called home (none of us do). So, I will spend that time focused on those three items, trusting the Holy Spirit to lead me where I am needed. Nothing could be more important than these.

It's wonderful to be alive!

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4 comments:

May my words outlive me. said...

Praise God you’re still here. But heaven does sound sweeter all the time. I’ll be your friend on this journey.

Jan Christiansen said...

You make my life way more fun, Leola!

Lois Valles said...

Amen 🙌. God knows what His plans are for you. I am greatful to Him you are here. Love you Jan

Jan Christiansen said...

Thank you, Lois. I love you, too, Sis.