Monday, April 9, 2012

VIP's...

With Easter being my main focus over the past few days, I haven't had a chance to bring you up to date on what's been happening in my life, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Although I haven't yet caught up with my recent activities, I feel compelled to write about more important things.

Over the course of about the last week and a half, I've been praying for many people.  Two of the most serious circumstances involved an adult daughter of one of my friends, whom I have known at least 29 years, and later, of my brother.

My friend's daughter found out only a couple of weeks ago, that she had a brain tumour.  She had taken a seizure, collapsed and was taken by ambulance to hospital, where tests were done.  In less than a handful of days, she had brain surgery, and returned home, to recover.

Amazing, utterly amazing! 

In my opinion, this was truly a blessing from God, considering that within less than a week, she found out, had surgery and is now recovering!  Compare this to what Gordon went through, over the course of several years, fighting to get through the Glass Wall of our healthcare system.

Of course, there was a difference between my friend's daughter and Gordon.  She could be helped, by and through our medical system.  He, could not.  He required help, that wasn't available to him, here.

With Gordon, there was treatment possibly available, but not for people in his circumstance.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again... we have a good medical system, but it is broken.  It's broken, when people who need medical care, cannot obtain it.  But this, my friend, is a topic for another day, especially since two and a half (2 1/2) years ago today, I was in hospital awaiting the plug being pulled, and bringing about Gordon's death.

Today, is a day for thankfulness!

With regards to my brother, he had his major surgery April 3rd, and came through it, with flying colours!  In fact, when I spoke with him on April 5th, he told me when he left the operating room, he went to recovery, and later was moved immediately into a bed in a regular room.  He didn't even require Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nursing care!

It's utterly amazing to me, how quickly they get people moving, these days.  My brother told me that after being moved into his regular hospital room, they had him up walking, within about three (3) hours!  Wow! 

In my mind, the most important aspect to these two (2) very important people (VIP) in my life, isn't just that they survived and are on the mend.  But, it is the fact that, all around the world, there were people praying for each of my VIP's.  And, the fact, that prayer changes things.

I must thank you for praying.  May God bless you, friends.  It is you who are truly VIP's!

In my heart, I believe it is as a result of your prayer, that God heard and answered in a positive way, for each person.  We know that God was in the midst of our prayer, and in the midst of their need, because of what He told us in Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Thank you, my friends.  May God bless you and yours, richly.


Until next time...

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