Monday, May 21, 2007


Don't you just love it when God starts sending little things to get your attention but then we brush them off for this reason or that? Then he ever so subtly sends a few more things to say "Excuse me, but would you please notice this" but again, we just look the other way or say "In a minute" or whatever.

Well this morning at 4:30am my precious hubby got a great big "MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE" from the Father!! He woke to take care of business and when he got up became so dizzy that he fell over and the wall and dresser stopped him from falling on his face! LITERALLY! (has a nice bump on his forehead to prove it) Long story short - took him to the Dr. and his blood pressure is back up. 158/110 to be exact. With his family history of heart dx and stroke, I was, needless to say, a tad freaked out! After an EKG and some blood work the Dr. started him back on his blood pressure meds, got him on a diet and exercise routine and off that NASTY skoal!!! HATE, HATE, HATE that stuff!!!

I'm grateful my man is smart enough to stop fighting and surrender not just to the Dr. but to the Father as well. I pray that I will be the same way. Ya'll just lift us up as we get his meds right and get him motivated to exercise (of course the little trip into the wall helped with that!) and mostly that he'll make better food choices. Won't hurt me either! Thanks for taking the time to lift my sweet man up!


Nicki said...

Oh Valerie, how scary!! SO sorry to hear that!! I'll lift him up right now! You sang so good on Sunday!!

Valarie said...

Thanks Nicki and keep praying for Jimmy. He's started to have some left arm pain which is worrying me but he won't go to get it checked.

Did you see my new "doo"? Got all that hair chopped off girl! haha Thanks for saying that. Have a good one.

Lucy said...

I will definitely be praying for your husband. My husband is in a similar boat. He has gained a lot of weight since we got married. No, I didn't do it to him. I rarely cook at home. If I can have a friend who can sing, you can have one who doesn't have to cook : ) The whole nagging and hinting thing doesn't work AT ALL, so I'm praying that God will intervene......I just hope that it doesn't take a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call. That would give ME a heart attack.