Therefore, one year ago today, my spirit was prepared when I had my heart episode. As what started out as indigestion continued to evolve into heart surgery, I was fully prepared to never wake up from the procedure. I truly thought that my day had come and I was expecting with some anticipation to see what was waiting for me. Not only was I surprised to awake from the quadruple bypass surgery, but even more astonished by how well my old body has responded to the new plumbing. Modern medicine has been a gift to me.
My pastor reminds my congregation often that the mortality rate in this world is 100% and this anniversary date is a reminder to me that every day could be THE day. So, whether today is it or there are many more todays in my future, every new day following January 8, 2018 is a bonus day for me.