There are times in your life when you run across angels here on earth. Real live angels. I have met a few in my lifetime, but this angel was amazing. Everyone meet Rainie.
The night Dave was rushed to Wenatchee in the ambulance, and we tagged not too far behind, which was the longest car ride of my life; we found the hospital and walked in the main entrance, totally lost and confused. Rainie was the first person we saw. She asked politely if we needed help finding something. I explained, yes, my husband was brought in by Lifeline and we have no clue where they took him. With her purse on her arm and papers in her hand, Rainie flew somewhere in the hospital after telling us to hang on a second she would find him. She came back a few seconds later and raced us to the emergency room, where Dave was. Rainie stayed with me, Matt & Kayla in Dave's emergency room. She asked if we believed in prayer, we said absolutely. She grabbed our hands while Dave was being tended to and started praying this most beautiful prayer.
Rainie turned out to be not only an angel, but the assistant chaplain for the hospital. This woman stayed in tune with us through every turn of this adventure. She prayed and prayed with us, she brought us 3 trays of cookies, which one tray she brought to us at the hotel room after she tracked us down. She gave us scriptures, she encouraged every step, and she glowed from her inner angel spirit. You found occasionally people who are at such great peace with the Lord, they know their mission and steps God has given them in life. She was the most peaceful person I have met thus-far in my life. Such inspiration.
Kayla and I were sitting in one of the waiting rooms at the hospital, and she said to me, mom turn around and look at that painting. It was this painting above, where Christ is guiding the surgeons hands. This couldn't have came at a more perfect time. The picture describes it all, I need not say more.
Dave is recovering beautifully. They say he should be able to return home Saturday. If you ever a wee bit skeptical that prayer doesn't always work; think again. It does work. So many of you prayed for a quick, speedy recovery. And that is what you have got. He has recovered quicker than most quad-bypass patients, and is ahead of schedule for healing. We attribute all to our Lord. There is no other way. With each step we take in this it is covered with prayer and know that each milestone is a blessing. There is much more to deal with, but we are ready and are taking one step and a time.
Thank you my friends, we love you all, and wish you the merriest of a New Year! :)