The Day I’ll Never Forget…

Dollarphotoclub_71368872 Thursday, December 11th, is a day I’ll never forget… it is the day that CARPE DIEM became real to me! Up until this moment, I used the term frivolously… this day, however, it took on a whole new meaning! The morning of December 11th, 2014 started out with tears of joy as my family of four celebrated our son’s 13th birthday. It was a BIG deal for Ryan, and an even bigger deal for his dad and I! I remember sitting in my son’s room in awe at the boy young man that now stood before me trying to wrap my head around how fast the years had flown by. ABM_1418769331 Within moments of celebrating his birthday, we began our usual hustle and bustle routine of getting ready for the school and work day. Things are always chaotic in the morning and this day was no different… A few minutes later, I kissed my husband and the kids goodbye and off they went to school and work… just as every other day…Stone.But this was not every other day… In front of the kid’s school that morning was a fatality accident that resulted in the school’s entrances to be roped off by police. Nonetheless, drop off took longer than ever… I remember praying for the family of those involved in the accident. I also remember mentioning to a friend how ironic it was that that morning I had just celebrated by son’s birthday while someone else was mourning the death of a loved one. It was unreal! an emergency room entrance at a city hospital.About an hour later, I received a phone call that rocked me to my core… My husband’s colleague was calling to let me know that my husband was having a HEART ATTACK and that they were waiting for rescue to arrive on the scene. Within seconds I called the main office,  notified the teacher next door, my coverage arrived, and I raced out the door still NOT knowing what hospital my husband was being taken to. All I knew was that I had to get THERE (wherever there might be)! Luckily before I reached the parking lot, I received another call telling me where my husband was going… On my way to the hospital I prayed and I kept replaying the events from that morning in my head. I remember what my husband was wearing, what he looked like, what he sounded like on the phone… I was in disbelief! It felt like a dream… I had spoken to him just a few minutes ago… how could he have had a heart attack… he was feeling fine? Medical Team Working On Patient In Emergency RoomWhen I saw EMT’s wheeling him into the ER and a group of about 20 people whisk him into a small room everything became real to me… ALL TO REAL! The next few hours seemed to last an ETERNITY! I felt as if TIME was playing a trick on me. Why was it moving so slowly? Two words kept creeping into my head… CARPE DIEM! CARPE DIEM! Dollarphotoclub_67638079 Why didn’t I hug him and the kids a little longer that morning? Why were our mornings always so rushed? Why was life passing us by so quickly without us even realizing it? So many thoughts passed through my mind… My family was extremely lucky BLESSED … because 2 days later we were able to leave the hospital with a MAJOR scare behind us, two life saving stents placed in an artery, and a bunch of medications in hand… but NONE of that mattered… what mattered was that my FAMILY of FOUR was driving home TOGETHER! We were complete again :0) IMG_20141217_144340 Leaving the hospital that day the palm trees seemed greener and the skies bluer. ALL was right in the world! … I’m not the type of person that likes to give others advice, but I will this one time! STOP RIGHT NOW and take a moment … look around you… hug and love those around you… Enjoy Every Moment Of Life Concept Signature

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    Mrs Poultney
    December 21, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Oh my goodness! I am so glad there was a positive outcome for you and your family. One vow I made when I had children was that they would never go to bed without hearing I love you and they would greet each day with a hug. We can't always stop bad things happening to us or our families but we can make sure they know they are loved.
    Wishing you and your family happiness and health for the holidays 🙂

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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