Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Who crossed your path today?

And was it the work of God? Do you believe that things happen for a reason, that there are no coincidences? I have always been a firm believer that everything in my daily life is a result of God's work and I silently thank God for things when I see them and know for sure like if I see a car accident that has JUST happened moments before I drive past the scene (I could have been involved) or if I forget something in the house and a little voice tells me to go back and when I do I realize I left a candle burning OR the phone rings as I am walking back in the house and it is an important phone call that I might have missed.

Yesterday I went to visit Jason in the hospital and his dad, Jack, told me of an amazing encounter he had on his way home on monday night. He was on his motorcycle and realized he didn't have enough gas to make it all the way home so he put it into reserve and thought for a moment that he might make it the 8 more miles to his house but decided he better get off the highway and get gas after all. It was a small station and as he was pumping gas the attendant came out and they started to chat and Jack realized the man was holding a finger over a tracheotomy and he asked him about it. Turns out this guy had a very bad car accident 2 1/2 months ago in Florida and the doctors told his family he wasn't going to make it and to get down there fast. He had a very bad head injury and he was in a coma for a month!! Fast forward 2 1/2 months later, this guy is back to work and was having his trach closed up yesterday! He woke up after a month of being in a coma and through rehab managed to come back from what the doctors thought was the end for him! The lesson of the day is FAITH, never lose matter what! I believe that our Lord put that man in Jack's path monday night in order to boost his faith in the fact that anything is possible if you just believe!

As a side note, Jack went to the accident site yesterday and found Jason's Pink Floyd hat laying in the woods!! It now sits on the table near his bed in the ICU. He also found a score card from when Jason last played golf with his best friend, Joe. You should have seen Joe's face light up when Jack handed him the card last night...Joe has been keeping a vigil for over 2 weeks now and visiting his friend every day.

Jason had the hiccups last night while I was visiting with him and holding his hand. The doctor feels that he can probably breathe on his own but they are going to keep him on the ventilator anyway as a precaution.

Today is my counseling session with my oncology social worker but in the interest of time I decided to do it over the phone which is a great option when you have to talk to someone about what is on your mind but you want to be home to get things done around the house.

I continue to pray for healing for all of those that are hurt, sick or injured and I pray that God will guide me each and every day of my life.


Ginger said...

What a beautiful blog! I love to read your thoughts, Linda. It's always so thought-provoking for me. Big hugs and lots of prayers! :)

Anonymous said...

"I have always been a firm believer that everything in my daily life is a result of God's work "

I definately believe this to be true. What an amazing story about Jack's encounter.


mama j said...

WOW Linda--I have cold chills all over! Isn't God amazing!!???!! Those "moments" are His gentle reminders to us--to "Be still before Him and to wait patiently on Him" (Ps. 37:7). Claim Jeremiah 29:11 too......sounds like things are so much better--focus on the todays...not yesterdays....and pray for the best tomorrow, yet! ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Hope your are doing god and your mom to

love cousin Madeleine