Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy Anniversary Honey

no, its not our wedding anniversary. that comes in June. its another kind of anniversary. its the 6th year anniversary of when hubby decided to "fly". it was an ordinary day, like any other. hubby had been climbing trees for a living for over a decade. he knew what he was doing. but somehow, someway, that day his belt didnt click into the thing-y (ya, i'm quite the writer!) and he fell backwards, down, down, down about 35 feet. landing on his back and side he tore his aorta and tore up his lung on the right (i think?) side. he flatlined on the way to the trauma center. he was in a coma for about 10 days and when he woke up he was 90% blind.

but its a happy anniversary, cuz he was knocking on heaven's gates and God said "no, boy, your time isn't yet." and i'm so thankful to have my honey still in the land of the living. for me, yes, i'm selfish that way. for our son, who loves his daddy so much! and for everyone who sees what a miracle my hubby is. he is my walking miracle.

several docs who saw him 2 months after the accident said they were pleased, but terrifically suprised that he had actually made it. and when he asked the eye doc why you don't hear about the kind of blindness he has, the doc relied: becuz most people who have the kind of blood loss that hubby sustained, die!

and so today we celebrate michael, my husband, my partner, my friend. we celebrate that his life continues. that God had a hand on his life 6 years ago while he was lying in the ICU in Seattle. with many hundreds of believers praying for him. God gave him a second chance.

michael--we celebrate YOU! i'm so glad God didn't take you to heaven on that day.

The steps of a man are established by the Lord; and He delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. Ps 37:23-24


Amazing_Grace said...

WOW! I'm so glad that hubby is doing okay now! :)

gail said...

thanks amazing grace,
we are very thankful that hubby is doing okay too.

thanks for stopping by,

Named Alicia said...

Oh wow! That is something to celebrate! I am glad he is doing better.

And I'm glad to have "found" you!

Peapod Four said...

What an amazing story!