"The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy." Ps. 126:3
Wes and Heidi arrived in Florida last night and I was able to talk to my dad for the first time since he became ill. It was so good to hear his voice and he sounded great. Their trip to Florida consisted of a boatride back to Haiti, time waiting in an air-conditioned tent, driving by van to the airport and flying on a C17 military plane into the US. There they were met by an ambulance and police escort which took them right to a hospital in Tampa where a room was waiting. Praise the Lord for the way He worked all things out to save Dad's life. As I talked with Heidi on the phone I could already see the way circumstances fell into place that made the difference between life and death for him. There was a doctor who should have left for the night to sleep, but chose to stay and check on Dad. He ended up saving his life. The couple days we were frustrated because we couldn't get Heidi to the ship to be with dad was actually when the ship had to go offshore to refuel and couldn't contact me. If Heidi had made it to the ship when we wanted, she would have been there to see Dad almost die. The doctors said he was "minutes from death." It was definitely better that we had not known about that at the time. We are not suprised that God was holding Dad carefully in his hand through it all.