To describe the way I feel about this guy would be a terribly inadequate use of words. Just say he’s my world. Our daughters are OUR world. But he is mine. He has had dilated cardiomyopathy for several years & has had an ICD/pacemaker for the past 10. Recently, he developed a totally different heart block that has to be treated with a pacemaker/defibrillator combo that paces both ventricles - a biventricular pacemaker with defibrillator. This past Tuesday, he went into acute heart failure & was in cardiac ICU overnight & has been in cardiac ICU stepdown since Wednesday.
When I think of God, I don’t think of a grand man on a cloud. I think of the power of superior good & the goodness that created all things. I believe that in all of us, God exists in the form of that goodness. God is spiritual & the power of “love in action” that transcends anything we can grasp in our minds. I believe that many people praying for the same thing, changes the shift of goodness & the universe & how it reacts. I believe that God and the belief in God changes things.
Greg is a good person with a loving heart & giving spirit. When he & I got married, I had a 9 year old, a 13 year old & his daughter was 12. He took us on & we became a family. He has protected us, loves us & has been a remarkably supportive step-father. My daughters have learned how wonderful a marriage can be through our example.
Tomorrow morning (Monday, 7/16) Greg will undergo surgery to implant this new device. It will take ~ 1.5-3 hours. The cardiologist told us that the chances are about 60% that he will feel better than his usual baseline. With an ejection fraction of 25-30%, any improvement from that baseline will be a marked improvement. I ask that you please take a moment in traditional prayer & ask God to gift Greg not only a safe surgery, but an improvement in his ejection fraction that he can feel. We would love to have an improvement that remedies his brand of tired that is beyond what most of us understand. If you aren’t someone who prays, I ask that you send intentional healing through your thoughts & meditation to the universe & together, it will happen.