Friday, May 27, 2011

The right place at exactly the right time.

Today I am in awe. In awe of God's great power and His hand that is so clearly visable in my life. My wonderful DH had a massive heart attack last night. He is going to be fine, but only because he was in the hospital when it happened.
He woke up during the night on Thursday with heartburn. Went to the kitchen in search of something to take for it and the felt pain in his left arm! Never woke me up to tell me and only told me the next morning that he got a fright because he thought he was having a heart attack, but he felt fine then and wouldn't hear of going to the doctor. He went off to work.

That afternoon he went to fetch DD to fetch her car from the panelbeaters (finally!) After that he decided to not go back to the office but to come straight home (very unusual for my workaholic man!). On the way home he felt another sharp pain in his left arm and jaw. He said afterwards that it was only the e mail that his friend had sent him about a month ago about the symptoms of heart attacks that made him phone me and ask me to make an appointment to see our dr.

The dr did an ECG and everything was normal. Thank goodness he is such an amazing dr., he said that although he didn't think it was anything serious, he did want to do some more blood tests. An hour later he phoned my DH on his cell phone and told him that he needed to go to the hospital. DH had a thousand stories, but when the doc. told him that he is waiting for him in ICU he got a fright and said he would be there.

I packed his bag and off we went. The hospital is about a kilometer from our house and when we got there the lady at the front said he had to go to ICU while I fill in the forms.

Apparantly he walked in and told the nurses that he did not really belong there and that he must be the first person ever to walk into ICU by himself. He had them all in stitches and then, just as he sat down, he had a massive heart attack. I was told afterwards that if he had been 5 minutes later, we would have lost him.

So thats why I am in awe of God's timing. How perfect is His timing that DH was exactly where he needed to be in order for his life to be saved.


  1. Thinking of you all Tertia. Heart attacks really scare me as I lost my dad from one when I was 3 and he did on his 5th heart attack and he was only 38.

  2. What a mighty God we serve. I thank the Lord for His provision for you and your DH. My gebede en gedagtes is by jou vriendin. Ek bid vir sy spoedige herstel en vir jou vir krag om by hom te staan.


  3. Thanks for sharing this story. That's really amazing. I'm so glad that your DH was in the right place at the right time.

  4. OMGosh what a story! I'm so very glad that he was there when it happened. I've always believe that when it is your time to go, you will go and not a moment before. It obviously wasn't his time. I'm so glad he survived and I will keep him in thoughts and prayers. Take good care of him and you! Keep us posted. Best, Curt

  5. He moves in mysterious ways , his wonders to perform. Glad things were Ok and OH was in the right place.
    x Tricia

  6. WOW!! And then people say there is no God???? May this new lease on life be close to God and i will pray for the quitting smoking...... it will be hard for both of you, i think!!! xxx

  7. After reading WOYWW 104, I thought I'd come in search of the story of the day..... and you have my thoughts and prayers - I'm not a Christian but I do believe in a higher power, and whatever God/s we believe in, your DH has longer on this planet for a reason. I am in awe....