I wanted to let my readers know what is currently happening in our lives right at this moment. If you recall last October my husband Brad had a simple knee surgery that turned into a major fiasco. [blood clot, major swelling, heart-a-tack, weeks in the hospital and months of recovering]
This past week, Brad's energy level has dissipated. He was doing things I had never seen him to. He seem to not have any strength. Then on Friday he was loosing his breath. So, with his history our MD had him tested for blood clots of which they have not found any. We were sent home to rest. But, Saturday he continued to get worse. God has sent us so many wonderful people in our lives and Sat. was one; we have a dear friend Dave Stankus who is a paramedic, yet a man who loves his Lord. He observed Brad's symptoms and encouraged us strongly to get back to the hospital immediately. The ambulance came to take the Love of My Life to Effingham, IL.
We are pastors at a very special church, a Body that amazes us with their amazing walk with Jesus and love for us as Pastors. Yet, they are unable to pay us a wage; but do supply a lovely parsonage. We are humbled to be their pastors. They have had to take care of themselves as I am trying to focus on my husband and children.
The M.D. on call this weekend has run what tests she is able to and has told us that it seems to be pointing to cardiac. His condition is not improving. If anyone knows my husband knows he has always been very hard working and athletic man. To see him this way has put a shock on us all.
I had not slept for two nights, thus, I had to leave my husband and go home (30 miles away) to pull myself together and take care of matters at home. I was awaken just now, needing your prayers. I am not sure what I am going to do in so many ways. Our income is very limited; my wonderful husband has taken such fine care of us as I home school my children. When he doesn't work, obviously we do not have any income. Yet, honestly all I really care about is my Brad's health and healing. [Yet, to be frank...this is new for me being the one to make all the decisions and figure out what I am going to do to for an income--wow; BUT I do serve a great and powerful God who in turn is my FATHER...I have no choice but to put my hands in His and allow Him to take care of us.]
I could really use your prayers right now. I have three kids, a church and a great man of God that needs me to lead them and be all they need.
I would greatly appreciate this.
May God's power, love and peace be upon all of you. No matter what, ALL IS WELL! I give my God all the Glory!