Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I have been given a new lease on life, and the answer to a prayer I wrote in January at our church's women's conference. For the last many months I've struggled with a racing heart beat that has been at times very irregular. My doctor had increased the one heart medicine I was taking, but the problems continued. So I went to see the heart electrician. He prescribed a second medicine and told me to come back in a month. I saw him again today and told him he had given me my life back. I didn't realize how long I'd been feeling badly until the medicine fixed the problem. Now I'm back to exercising regularly and have something like my old energy and enthusiasm for daily life. I'm so grateful to God and to the doctors as well as to those who invented this magic medicine I'm now taking.

It's funny how I never spent a lot of time worrying about my heart until it started misfiring. It simply sang along to its regular beat, and I never paid any attention. Too often I'm guilty of taking the most important things in my life for granted, until something happens and I notice their absence. So I'm trying to be more thoughtful of my husband, and more grateful to God for all of my many blessings, too numerous to count. One of those is a heart that's been beating since my birth almost 60 years ago now. I'm glad it's no longer stumbling, and I hope it will continue to beat for a few more years so that I can find ways to continue to serve God.

Grace and Peace,
Donna Sue

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