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I would have NEVER seen this coming, right from the planet of CRAZINESS, I had no WARNING, not a health threat in sight, NOTHING.  What do you do when LIFE,  bear hugs you and throws you to the floor (Literally)? Give up, whine, cry or complain……….NO…………not this gurl.

Well it may sound crazy but it’s the truth.  Here’s the story http://news.heart.org/stories-heart-mother-8/ after you read it PLEASE come back.

I still can’t believe this actually happened to me!!!!….who knew I would have a date with my own destiny and I was dressed for the part (really I was :).  Feeling sad for me DON’T because I WOULD NOT TRADE THIS EXPERIENCE FOR NOTHING IN THIS WORLD.  When you are BLESSED with a LIFE CHANGING situation, you either look it right in the face or you fold and let the chips fall where they may.  As for me FIGHTING was the ONLY option.  I had DREAMS that had not been realized.  I had PURPOSE buried deep on the inside that hadn’t been fully revealed.

PURPOSE

How does something so devastating GIVE TO YOUR PURPOSE?  I’m   glad you asked : ).  I remembering laying there thinking I’m not finished yet. I have so much to give and I haven’t GIVEN it all away.  I haven’t LEARNED enough………I really hadn’t LIVED enough (big enough, bold enough, COURAGEOUS enough, I HADN’T LIVED ON PURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE).  I remember reflecting from the hospital bed and being a little sad that at this point in my LIFE, I was tangled up in the shuffle of life and hadn’t considered that TIME was a LIMITED RESOURCE.  Daily I moved without Purpose, without thinking….just Robotic motions (you know drop’em off,  pick’em up, feed’em, homework, bed…..repeat).

This was my own personal come to JESUS moment. I had to think about the next move….what now, was this a TRUE wake-up CALL. I HAD A VOICE AND PEOPLE ALWAYS SOUGHT ME OUT FOR ADVICE, hmmmm perhaps this was a gift that I had overlooked all these years. I CAN’T BE SILENCED!!  SOMEONE HAS IT WORST THAN ME, SOMEONE DIDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH THE SAME SITUATION, SOMEONE NEEDED TO KNOW THEY CAN MAKE IT.

All I could think about was NOT having time to waste…because just like that IT ALL CAN BE OVER.

PERSPECTIVE

I realized before I left that hospital I hadn’t prepared properly (no I wasn’t worried about where I’d spend eternity………THAT I had prepared for).  I hadn’t created a legacy. I would have just been another person in the cemetery with wasted talent, untapped, underused Potential

Here I was with a 2nd, 3rd or maybe even a 4th chance (I’ll share that story later….jeeez).  Just know I’M GRATEFUL for yet another chance AND I’M NOT BLOWING IT (no ma’am, no sir, NOTHING will be wasted).

They told me my physical heart was sick BUT my SOUL was so FULL of GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION.  Who’s sick? Not Me, I wasn’t letting any of that bring me down!!! A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR A NEW DAY.

REMEMBER THE CHOICES YOU MAKE WILL SHAPE YOUR LIFE FOREVER

I hope you come back and visit my blog, so we can BECOME GREATER TOGETHER!

Side Note

Do whatever the Drs tell you while you patiently wait for your complete healing (Faith and Foolishness are two very different things and will yield to TOTALLY DIFFERENT RESULTS)

 

 

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11 thoughts on “The TRUE HEART of the Matter

  • September 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm
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    WOW!!! Live on purpose for a purpose. Inspiring words!! Thank you so much for sharing your story!!!

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    • September 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm
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      Thank You Jay

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  • September 26, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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    Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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  • September 27, 2016 at 10:22 am
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    Thanks You.

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  • September 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm
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    You are really an inspiration

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    • September 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm
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      Thank You Dr. Archie

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    • October 4, 2016 at 11:47 am
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      Thank You Rishawnda

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  • September 29, 2016 at 10:03 am
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    Thank you for sharing your story. It was very inspirational! My granny died of heart disease. So, seeing and reading about finding purpose in your situation and allowing God to use you and your story to inspire and encourage others that may be going through a similar situation is absolutely awesome!

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    • September 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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      Thank You Shevia. My Granny also died from Heart Disease.

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  • October 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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    Although I know your story it is still a call to go after your destiny with all of your heart, not take life for granted, and to be a doer! You inspire me. We are not done!

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    • October 4, 2016 at 11:49 am
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      THANK YOU!! IT IS NOT OVER

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