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A New Journey:Not on my Bucket List

In 3 hours I will be heading to the hospital. I’m to be admitted today for heart surgery tomorrow. For those who know me well, you know that I am active and healthy. Three years ago I hiked  Machu Picchu, Peru and also climbed one of the highest points in Lake Titicaca. At that elevation I was a little winded, but nothing I couldn’t handle. But on September 28,2012 I woke up in Atrial Fibrillation and within in days discovered that my Mitral Valve was in need of immediate repair.

I am so blessed to have been surrounded by prayer these past 45 days. I am at peace, in spite of the fact that this was not on my “Bucket List”. I don’t understand why this has become part of my journey, but I do know that my God is in control. Apparently this is one more step on this path I walk to make me fully aware of that.

I know that God has been directing me each step of the way. He has blessed me with wonderful family and friends who know the power of prayer, a great and perceptive primary doctor, a cardiologist who was quick to recognize my fears and ease them with his encouragement and a surgeon who has a picture hanging in his reception area with Jesus standing behind a surgeon in O.R.

Again, why has my journey taken this path? I don’t know.  But I do know that I am in God’s hands and that is the safest place to be.

Shalom…………………Betty

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5 thoughts on “A New Journey:Not on my Bucket List

  1. Diane resch on said:

    You’ll be in my thoughts through out the day and prayers will be lifted for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Hugs.

  2. You are lovingly in my thoughts. HuGS! Tomorrow my prayers to release the mercy and favor of the morning for you will be raised… “Lord, You are the sun and shield; let Betty’s life be protected by You in the day and the night. Thank You, Lord, for healing her and delivering her from all sickness and all pain in Jesus’s name.”

  3. Carolyn Strickland on said:

    Betty, you are and will be in my prayers – you were prayed-for at our church!
    And best of all, you have the Great Physician’ standing before you . . .
    Wishing you successful surgery and a full and uneventful recovery.

  4. Emma (Carroll) Stevens on said:

    Sure hope all goes well. seems like other than being in the Greatest Healers hands, He has given you a great team of doctors. prayers!!!!!!

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