We’re home. It was a very long day . . much longer for Vince than for me I’m sure. He passed the stress test but the doctor told him that 15 – 20% of stress tests show false results and if he has any more problems, to get back to the hospital in Joplin. He had already been diagnosed with some type of esophageal problem and was supposed to have some scope or scan and just hasn’t done it. He’ll be calling his local doctor tomorrow I’m sure.
While driving to Joplin this morning, alone in my car with the radio off, lots of thoughts ran through my head. We have so much to be thankful for. We truly have a great life but I think when, even for a fleeting moment, you see how quickly you could face “the end”, I wonder if we (any of us) are living life to the fullest. Tim McGraw’s song “Live Like You Were Dying” came to mind. No, I’m not going sky diving or rocky mountain climbing. I probably won’t even drive across a big bridge! 🙂 But, even how we react to little problems, and the things we do, the way we go about meeting our goals . . some things need to change.
From our conversation on the way home this evening, I could tell Vince was thinking the same thing I was thinking . . it’s time to live like we were dying. We’re not going to throw caution to the wind but we may make some changes.
Thank you to every one of you who wrote me, who prayed for us, who called. Most of you I’ve never met and yet it was very comforting for me to know that “friends” around the world were praying for us and sending good thoughts our way.
It’s not even 7 p.m. yet and I think I’m going to curl up in bed with my Kindle and probably fall asleep within a few minutes!