On October 25, 2010, my husband had a massive heart attack at work. He suddenly knew he was going to fall, so he lay down on the concrete. One of his co-workers saw him and ran over to help.
"I'm having a heart attack," Louie said.
"John, quick, call 911!" Andy hollered.
John ran like the wind, and the ambulance was there in a flash. All of Louie's closest friends were there to help.
"How can I help?" His boss asked.
"Pray for me." Steve said.
"I will." Said Travis.
"Now!!!" Steve demanded weakly. So Travis prayed.
Before God, with everyone watching, Travis knelt on the cement, and he humbly prayed for Louie's life. God heard, and He answered immediately.
Louie was rushed to our local hospital, where they called for a MedEvac helicopter from a large hospital to our south. Even though there was an electrical storm that whipped our small region, and against all odds, the pilot flew into the storm, and he rescued my husband.
There is a ninety minute window of time between the beginning of a heart attack and the life saving catheter stent. After that, there can be massive heart damage. Ninety minutes. Miraculously, from the time my precious husband was carried into the ambulance, and the heart catheter with its life saving stent opened his artery, it was eighty-eight minutes. Eighty-eight minutes. My husband's heart began to beat normally, and God spared his life.
There is much more to the story, but this is the important part. God is in control and He is always on time. He comes when He chooses, and He often gives his people angel's wings.
So, in His honor, with deepest humility, I share the above pictures, and the poem which goes with them.
The Morning of the Wow
Had I not got up at seven,
I'd have missed a lovely day,
When the mist hung on the mountain,
And took my breath away.
The sun began its journey
With a soft and rosy glow,
That touched the edges of the clouds
Painting all the valley below.
Then all at once the dawn broke
Shooting out with golden light.
It gathered mist up like a ball
And chased away the night.
The birds began their morning feed
At the breaking of the day.
Chirping out their cheerful songs
Chasing all my cares away.
I stood in awe and reverence,
Thanking God for this great gift.
In moments it was over,
And the mist began to lift;
And all around me was the day,
Not much to speak of now;
But I'll remember blissfully,
The morning of the WOW!
Copyright, Jaye Lewis, 2002
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