Every year, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I mention something that truly changed my life. And, was upsetting.
Today, is the seventh (7th) anniversary of the last day I was able to speak with my husband, Gordon... who is now in Heaven.
When I recall that day, it truly touches my heart.
We were to leave town and go to Manitoulin Island (in Lake Huron).
Our plan to make this trip, was actually Gordon's desire. He had been there years before, and had wanted to go there, again. Knowing I had never before been there, it was a good plan for me.
But, we didn't get there.
On that day, Gordon didn't feel well.
He had actually met with someone in our lobby. Together, they talked. But, the person he talked with told me a few days later, that Gordon had actually had to change his seat, due to being hurt physically from noise.
Gordon had suggested we put off leaving on our trip, until the next day. I agreed.
Before I left home to do things, I recall hugging him and kissing him, while standing not far from our door.
When I returned home, Gordon was laying down. Still feeling sick, he didn't want to eat.
Later that evening, he got up. But, was almost unconscious.
As we prepared to go to the hospital, he collapsed.
An ambulance took him to hospital. Then later, to the original hospital I had asked them to take him to, but they had originally refused to do so. :(
Never was I able to hear his voice, again.
Nor was he ever awake again.
Especially, since the hospital put him on life support and placed him into a medical sleep condition so he would be able to heal better... so they said.
While he collapsed on the evening of October 1st, he didn't get any medical care until early in the morning on October 2nd, when he was finally positioned in that hospital's intensive care unit.
I must admit, even though Gordon had suffered, he was being taken care of. Or, so I thought.
In any case, I suffered. Bigtime.
Thinking of this reminded me of 1 Peter 5:10-11, "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."
Yes, He who is our God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, makes you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
How grateful I am that He loves me. And, gave me grace.
To Him, be glory and dominion, for ever and ever. Amen.
After all, He knew I suffered, and has helped me ever since.
For this, I truly thank Him. And, always will.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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