Sunday, March 11, 2007

Reminded of the important things....

Sorry for the long wait between posts. My whole family had a chance this weekend to be reminded of the important things in life.... My mom ended up in an ambulance and the emergency room on Friday morning due to severe chest pain. The doctors were unsure at first what was causing it. It could have been any number of things since she just had open-heart surgery six weeks ago. They are still running tests to fully determine what exactly happened, so I can' really say for sure. Fortunately, they believe that whatever the cause, damage to the heart was most likely minimal. Whatever the case, we are all so thankful that she is alright. When you come that close to losing someone you love ( or, rather, thinking that you are losing them), it really puts everything into perspective---all the little things that we tend to worry about that really don't amount to anything in the long run. I have vowed from now on to try to keep a more eternal perspective--to enjoy my children and my husband, to spend time with my loved ones, and to draw closer to my God. After all, the chores can wait, and dirty dishes won't ever make it to heaven anyway!
I am so very thankful for my mom---so very thankful that she is still with us and doing fine! Please continue to pray for her as she tries to bring to a conclusion all of the heart-related issues she has been dealing with over the past several months. She is confidant that God can heal her in the blink of an eye if He would choose to do so. However, she is willing to go through all of the tests and procedures if that is what it takes. Thank you for your prayers.....we covet them!

7 comments:

Laura Bean said...

Jamie, I am so sorry to hear your mom is struggling with this right now. Please know the Beans love you guys and will be praying for HIS divine & sovereign will be done and most of all HIS HONEY LOVE will just abide with you & pour over this whole situation.
(We love the Skidmores)(and the Curtis')

Laura & Chuck

"Pappy" Shaun said...

Joel and Jaime,
I'm so "Thankful" for a son-in-law and daughter that have God at the head of their family. With all the trials we have been going through--not once do I have to worry about you two and my grandchildren. Thanks for the witness that your family is: I/we love you so much!! And Joel, your message that you preached at Oak Dale last Sunday, and the prayer group listened to Thursday night--how powerful it was to me on Friday!

Elise said...

I'm so glad she's okay - and you've been given the gift of more time. Treasure it! :)

Harold Henderlite said...

Just wanted to let you guys know that we are praying for all of you! Also, do not worry because God has great plans for your mother. He is using your father as a great witness down here. Thanks for allowing me and my family the honor of spending time with a great man like your father, who is doing great things down here (God's work)!!!
PS: Stay strong - GOD HAS BIG PLANS FOR YOUR MOTHER!!!

Joel and Jaime said...

Thanks to everybody for all of your prayers and encouragement!

bluemountainmama said...

jaime- wow! i hope they find the cause. i just said a prayer when i read this.....and will cotinue. tell her we're praying and keep us udpated!

Mrs. S said...

Hello ... thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. I hope that we can get further acquainted in the future! I have enjoyed your blog so far, and I am so glad to hear that your mom is ok. What a scary experience. I'll be praying!

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