Monday, August 7, 2023

Every little thing is gonna be alright!

 I was hoping to be adding sketches and photos from a trip to New England now. But that is not to be. We went to the airport, checked our bag and went through security, and settled in to wait to board our plane, when I had sudden and severe pain in my chest, and down my left arm into my hand. We waited awhile, took something for heartburn, then an Excedrin (the only thing we had with aspirin in it) but nothing helped. I finally told my husband I could not get on an airplane, and we called 911. I had indeed, and surprisingly, had a heart attack, so ended up in the hospital, instead of in New England.

I had a couple of stents put in blocked arteries, was given a bucket load of medicines, and was sent home.

I was pretty discouraged, but a friend brought me a decaf americano and a flamingo bubble machine, and we sat on my porch, enjoying ourselves ‘anyway.’

I happened to hear Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ and decided it is my new ‘theme song.’ I am playing and singing it every time I reach for my guitar.


And I am trying to let myself notice things that give me Joy, like noticing the view from my doctor’s office waiting room window.

I have good days and not-so-good days. Good moments and a few not-great moments. Don’t we all have them? But this is my message to you-oo-oo…Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing’s gonna be alright!


Tania H said...

Hi Kathy
Hello from New Zealand. I have just read your post. I can not believe how the Lord works some times. I have literally just finished writing a chapter in a book I am writing, and it is all to do with trusting in the Lord despite the circumstances. I felt to mention a beautiful image I had once been led to. It was the back view and front view of an amazing tapestry of a bird in a tree. I googled to see if I could find it again and realised it was your image. Then I read you post. Stunning. I was wanting to ask if I could print the image in the book. It's called 'Ears in the wind, A collection of Faith Building Events'. Ears referring to a dog with it's head out the window of a car :)
It is a collection of different testimonies of things/events that have happened to myself and my husband over the years, and is designed to encourage people to let go and put their Trust in the Lord, despite what they see in front of them. Or if they don't know Him, to seek Him out.
I am so sorry to hear about your heart attack, but I am soooooo blessed and encouraged by your message, as it is total confirmation of what I had felt the Lord wanted me to write. Your situation and response to it has become 'compost' for my life, thank you.
I would love to be able to print the image of the tapestry, but if you are also ok, I would also love to show how the Lord also uses things to connect people and confirm what He wants to say. I would definitely be giving credit to you :)
I WILL be praying for a swift recovery and may the Lord take you from strength to strength.
Bless you heaps. My contact email will hopefully come up when I post this.
Best wishes
Tania Hawkes

K Spoering said...

Tania, you may use the images with a couple of ‘provisions,’ that you let me read what you say about it before it’s printed (I can send you my email address) and that I get a copy of your book. Will that work for you?

The trip that finally happened!

            We finally were able to take the trip to New England that my heart attack at the airport had delayed. Our flight was the same on...