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The Day I Almost Slipped Away

Updated on February 23, 2014

Over the course of the last two years, there has been lots of ups and downs with my husband's health and on top of that a severe car accident, five months ago. On March 30, 2011, my husband had yet another crisis with his health. The doctors had been treating him, since the seventeenth of March. He had progressed to get worse. It was the worst day of my life, and truly the worst one in his. When he finally came around, he wrote this poem. He asked me to publish it on my hub pages.

God doesn't put more on you than you can handle. However, you will discover there is always a message or life lesson in his teachings. There were many in this crisis. You just have to analyze each one of them separately. Learn from each message or lesson, and grow to your fullest potential of the time you have left here on earth.

Slipping Away

I almost slipped away, on one very frightening day.

I was scared half to death, for I could not catch my breath.

I remember the darkness coming over my eyes. I wanted to holler, scream, and cry.

I had this thing upon my face. It was then, I knew I was in the final race.

I knew my loving wife was there somewhere, but I fought the mask. I didn't care.

It felt like a tornado in my throat. Darkness came over me, and sent me afloat.

I knew death had come and gave the nod. I was to be delivered into the hands of God.

How long I was in the darkness? I do not know. I opened my eyes in a place, as white as snow.

A thin line separates living and dying. I knew I had straddled the line, when I saw my wife crying.

Thankful was the only feeling I can use to describe waking up and seeing the faces of my family, and especially my wife. I am truly blessed in this life.

I realized how much they all mean to me. I hope this lasts for an eternity.

On that almost fatal day, my life changed. I hope and pray God has rearranged my life to have and hold each one of them (my family) at the middle of my heart like "golden gems".

I love each and every one of them, so when I do slip away. I hope each of them hold me in their heart, and I will never truly slip away.


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