Saturday, February 19, 2011
In case some of you didn't see my status (and I miss a lot of status updates myself), PepperLeah's husband (the Pepper part of her nickname) had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital this morning with heart attack symptoms. Thank God, the EMTs got there quickly and were able to help him avert a full-fledged heart attack, but he was well on his way to having one. He was in ICU at first and has now been moved to a step-down unit. His heart rate has been stabilized and for that I give thanks to God, such a big answer to many prayers on Pepper's behalf. At this point it is likely they will do a catheterization on him Monday but that has not yet been determined for certain. Leah, as anyone who knows her is aware, is a strong woman of great faith. Still, this is a scary ordeal for her. My heart aches with wanting to hop in our van and dash off to Florida to hold her hand and just be there with her, for her. I know, though, that Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother and that He is her ever present help in times of trouble, her refuge, her fortress, her God in whom she trusts. I ask you to join your heart, your compassion, your faith with mine in praying for them both, for total restoration, for the perfect and good will of God to unfold in their lives, unleashing the abundant blessings that are in store for them. If you have a moment, please stop by her SparkPage ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE
PPERLEAH ) to leave her a love note or an encouraging word or a Goodie, as she so consistently does for all of us who are fortunate enough to call her friend.
Thank you and God bless.