Here is some of what she wrote…
Although this journey with my health hasn’t been easy, I know without any doubt that I was protected from far more than I experienced. Internally I was a mess, but I didn’t feel the depth of my condition. I was told countless times that anyone else would be in the icu, yet I was able to return home for a short time. I was able to be up and moving around on my own when many thought I should literally be on my death bed. Doctors expected my body to be ravaged by infection, but it never happened. And then there was my surgery…..
To be completely honest there was a very real possibility that I wouldn’t survive it. The main concern was internal bleeding. The pancreas is an organ known to bleed heavily, on top of that was the main blood vessel that was being affected by the cyst. Had the worst case scenario happened, I would have bled out on the operating table.
But here’s the thing, I was being prayed for every step of the way…..
In 1998 my wife could have died in childbirth. In 2005 my Dad died. In 2012 my sister went through this…I’m learning something about seven year cycles for me. I have 7 years of education, 7 years as a vocational pastor, and 7 years as a freelancer. Time for another season
Have you seen a certain cycle in your life? I’m not making a theology out of this, it’s just something I’ve observed.