Monday, January 7, 2019

Miracles Happen

Psalm 62:5-8
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
Oh my people, trust Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge.”

     Today is January 7, 2019 and it's been over 2 months since my last blog.  I've put off this blog for several reasons: strength, energy, ability, finding the right words and wondering if there are enough words to fully summarize my thoughts.

     If you read my blog, but don't know me personally..let me catch you up on my past 2 1/2 months.  On October
 21st I fell in the bathroom and hit my head on the concrete floor.  I knew it was bad but not bad enough to go to the hospital.  I saw my doctor on the following Thurs about my shoulder and knees. The xray showed nothing broken.  I took tramadol for pain.  I did activities over the weekend with help of pain medicine.  Tuesday morning I went to the hospital by ambulance.  My INR [blood thickness] was 13..way too thin.. supposed to be between 2 and 3 because I am on coumadin.  The cat scan showed a brain bleed in and on my brain.  I was transferred immediately to UAMS, a trauma hospital.  The doctors there wanted to do surgery and remove part of my skull or I could wait for them to try and reverse my blood's INR.  They pushed surgery because said they I would likely get sleepy and never wake again.  I chose against surgery.  My INR reversed quickly with the help of different meds they gave me.  I then spent a week in ICU.  I don't remember much of that week.  I came home, then after 2nd day at home I had 7 seizures then 2 days later 2 more.  During 2 of my worst seizures I quit breathing.  With the help of prayers and seizure meds, I didn't have any more seizures.  Within a few weeks, I got off of the seizure med, morphine and a fentanol patch. I'm still on percocet for pain,its combo of oxycodone and acetominophin, but it has no side effects like the others did.  This trial has been the worst thing I've ever experienced in my life and I still haven't completed my recovery...but God has given me great milestones this year to show His strength in me.
     I want to share a few thoughts on a few topics from my experience...

There is no doubt who was in control of my well being and situation--God!!  We saw His miracles in 3 ways...1]no broken bones in the fall, except my eye socket, 2] no internal bleeding from INR and fall, 3] breathing restarted during seizures.  There were so many times we had to just wait to see what God's will would be for my life.. called Home to heaven or continue His will thru me here on earth.  I am blessed to be here because it was God's will...not my strength or the was His will to answer our prayers.

One thing that comforted me during this trial is knowing what I believe in--Jesus Christ!  When deciding for or against surgery, I didn't hesitate against it because I knew either way that I was taken care of.  Jesus took the sting of death away from me...not fearless but less fear for sure.  
While on the first set of pain medicines, the side effects were not nice....  Anxiety, cranky, less tolerant of sound and light, and frankness with what I said.  I knew I wasn't myself but it's how I felt.  I was comforted by knowing that I couldn't lose my salvation because of my behavior or circumstance.  I knew that if I was called Home that it probably wouldn't be on the 'nicest' day of my life.

I definitely had a worldwide army of prayer warriors at work on my behalf.  God answers prayers that coincide with His will.  I am forever grateful to those of you who turned to God and spoke to Him so that I would get better through His grace and faithfulness.  Also thank you for the prayers for my parents and caregivers.  They needed prayer as much as I did.  

This blog wraps up my 6th 'and that's that' book.  I was unsure whether I would start blogging towards a 7th book or not.  My first trip back to church had a message that spoke to me on that very decision.  The sermon was on Matthew 6:33 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."  So, since in the Bible 7 means 'complete', I will do my best to keep blogging with the strength God has and will provide.


  1. I'm so glad that you are recovering. You have such an amazing spirit about you. I admire that about you.

    Laurel Mills

  2. Love this...LOVE this! Just an amazing recovery and testimony...

  3. My Sweet Precious Friend,
    You my Friend, are My Hero!! When I started reading this blog the tears started falling. Don't worry Sweet Friend, they're happy tears. What a testimony you have to share with the world. God is so so GOOD! You inspire me in more ways than you'll ever know and I'm looking forward to reading more blogs.
    Love your Friend and Sister n Christ,

  4. So thankful to see daily how you’ve progressed. Encouraging beyond measure to read your blog once again. God is marvelous, awesome, beyond human description. He reveals His love for us daily but we may not see it. During times like these, it can’t be missed. Often we pray & don’t immediately see the results we want. I think He is telling us: be patient, I know what’s best. Trust me fully. I’ll show you greater things. Sometimes He chooses to reveal His promise of life everlasting with Him. Thankfully for us, He knew it was not yet your time. My prayer, as always, is that He continues His mighty work in and through you. You have allowed His blessings to shine through you.
    May God continue His great work in your life. I pray that many lives will be changed through His work in you.
    Love you much.

  5. Praising the Lord for how He sustained you through this.....and that He allowed you to stay with us longer. There were times when we thought He might be ready for you, but we just weren't ready to let go. Love you so much friend, and I am so inspired by you!

  6. Angie is an inspiration and obviously Gods Messenger. Please let her know how much I appreciate her and that I did pray for her and family.
    She is a gift to us all!
    Love y’all
    James /Fatima

  7. Amen, Hallelujah, and Praise the Lord! How very exciting to see you writing again! I thank God for leaving my (and countless other's) friend here so that we can glean from the wisdom and joy that you impart. You are a special jewel, and I have no doubt that the crown that you will lay at the feet of Jesus will be so heavy that your head won't be able to hold it even in heaven. Oh, of course it will! How could you take it off if it wasn't on your head? I'm being silly, so I'll quit. Just suffice it to say, I'm so very happy that you are still with us--and that you will write book 7.

  8. God is a God of miracles and we witnessed it time and time again during your recovery process. He was your strength when you had no strength and He comforted us along the way. He was not ready to take you to heaven yet; and I am so thankful. He knows the days He has allotted for each one and no Dr. prediction or situation changes that. I am thankful He is using you and giving you wisdom to continue writing blogs of instruction, inspiration and praise. Love, Mom

  9. Angela,

    Yes, "God is good." I am thankful that his choice was to bring you through another trial. Our prayers were answered.

    Love you,


  10. Your testimony through this terrible ordeal you went through is such an inspiration and so encouraging to all! Prayer is so powerful and you have many prayer warriors continuing to pray for you. I love you much!

  11. PTL! You have a wonderful purpose in this world, Angie! You are such a blessing to so many. I'm glad to hear that you are continuing your blog, it's always very inspiring!
    Aunt Lou

  12. Thankful to have you back Angie!! May the Lord continue to give you daily strength and encouragement. And also praying that if it is His will He will give you a long season of rest from these physical afflictions.

  13. Dear Angie: I read your blog several days ago but was unable to reply at the time. I am so thankful you are once again able to carry on your ministry for the Lord. I praise Him for your healing and for the renewed strength He is once again giving you. You have special insights that He is using you for His kingdom. You are a special miracle and I love you so much. Aunt Robbie PS: you are beating the socks off me in Scrabble!