Everything Happens For a Reason

“Workin’ too hard can give you
A heart attackackackackackack
You oughta know by now”

~ Billy Joel, Movin’ Out

Six years ago this morning I had a massive heart attack that ended one part of my life, but actually started me on a new journey. Many may not believe this, but I give thanks every day for this journey God has selected for me.

There was NO pain, NO discomfort, I simply collapsed out of my desk chair at home, smacked my face hard on the desk on the way to kiss the floor. The last thing I remeber seeing was Picture 45 ….. which you can read about HERE.

For me, today is a day of inner peace. A lot like I remember I was that morning when the paramedics carried me out of the house and what I can remember about the subsequent heart cath and admission to the hospital. I was at peace. The angels were there, protecting me, comforting me.

Not so much from my family that had a totally different vantage point. It was the period of EXTREME angst, EXTREME worry, a complete lack of sleep, nutrition and a period that they will NEVER forget. So, today has a totally different meaning for them, and NOT in a good way. I do feel bad that my family had to go through all of that, but maybe that was God’s plan for them too?

I look back and remember,  and I will never forget. It was not my plan, it was what it was!!

Everything happens for a reason!

Thank God!!


About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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