Monday, June 10, 2013

~ Live Your Life ~


It's a beautiful morning and the coffee is great! My brother suffered a heart attack on Saturday while at Horchow's in Grapevine. It was a God deal as to how it all developed...speedy EMT's, info communicated to the hospital, top cardiologist and team waiting on his arrival. One artery 99% blocked, a stent and excellent care since. Had he been home, Dr said he would not have made it. In fact, he didn't want to go...my s-i-l had one of her sisters visiting from Kansas and they convinced him to go. A long-time friend of theirs (Robert) is a Minister in this area. He told his wife that they needed to go to that same mall. She said she didn't want to go...he insisted. When they walked in, there was my brother waiting for the ambulance.  I asked Robert if they went to that mall often and he said, "never".  No one knew my brother & s-i-l would be there!

I know I'm always talking about trying to make the best of each day and letting folks know you care. Don't miss a chance to make that phone call, write a note or send an email. Every moment is so precious and we're not guaranteed more than the moment we're in. 

Right now, I can't even think about pillows, decor or cooking. I do have a LOT to do re: this move coming up so I think computer time may be limited for me...I think I need to be in "real" life more. Take the time to live your life!  Enjoy nature, pets and people and consider every moment a true blessing! 

15 comments:

  1. Wow, so glad your brother was able to get taken care of quickly! Sending good thoughts and prayers for his recovery!

    Patty

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  2. Life should always come first, Pat. Glad your brother got help quickly. Hope he recovers quickly. xo

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  3. Pat, I'm so relieved to hear that your brother made it. You are so right about being present in your life- it can all be gone in an instant. I'll be thinking of you as you move to your new place and begin life in a new and calmer environment.
    You have a lot to look forward to- go enjoy it!

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  4. God is so good. Thankfully, it sounds like your brother will be alright..so many miracles every day.

    Looking forward to hearing about the progress with the move...when you get a chance of course. xo

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  5. So happy this has a good ending Pat!
    I thought you had already moved - you must be exhausted with packing :(
    Take care,
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  6. What an amazing story Pat. I'm so thankful your brother is OK. And I'll be sending prayers to him--and You. You've had a lot going on these days and your message in this post is so true. We can never take anything for granted. Blessing to you dear friend.
    Leslie aka gwen moss

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  7. Oh thank heaven your brother is ok! Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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  8. Thank goodness your brother is ok. That must have been scary. Wishing him a quick recovery. Hope your move goes smoothly. :) I know you can't wait to get to your new (calm) place. :) Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Amen Pat-to living life to its fullest. I am so glad your brother is going to be all right. You will appreciate him now more than ever, I hope. Have fun packing! xo Diana

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  10. Thank goodness that your brother is okay. Amen to living life to the fullest each and every day!! xo

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  11. I'm glad I came over to read the rest of the story. Sometimes you know there has just been a miracle.

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  12. I am SO glad your brother is OK!!! What a wonderful thing that he went!!! Best of luck with your move, I know how hard it is:):) XO, Pinky

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  13. Bless you Pat...you have a lot on your plate. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Hopefully his recovery will be speedy.

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  14. So thankful your brother was in good hands and is doing well! Hope all goes well with your move! Thanks for the reminder to be present...today! :)

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