Friday, April 18, 2008

Fav Photo and 10 years



Here's a fav photo of mine of Rick and little Miss Maddy -- such a sweet pic of Dad and daughter from a few years ago. I looked for and found this photo to post this week -- the 10th anniversary of Rick's heart attack and recovery. I suppose because it was such a shocking and upsetting day, that my memories of it are so clear. It was just after tax day (ugh) and Rick had just finished up a stressful week of trial (he won, by the way). He thought he had terrible indigestion and blamed it on a mushroom burger from a local vendor. But then, he collapsed in his office around 4:45 PM. He was given CPR, his heart shocked numerous times by firefighters and ambulance personnel and then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Unbelievably, the hospital he should have gone to was extremely busy, so he was taken to a different one to be "put on hold" for a while. Luckily, it wasn't too long and he was off to the other hospital where a stent was inserted and the blockage was cleared. He had an amazing recovery and for that, we are all so grateful! As you might guess, he was very, very young (early 40's) to have a heart attack. We are all so thankful for his recovery and good health. This week, I think back on that time and again am humbled and grateful to our family and friends who supported us, prayed with us and helped us through that incredible time ten years ago. And, of course, am so thankful to be with him on this journey through our incredibly blessed life!

6 comments:

Shari said...

That is a very sweet picture!!! Great Fav Photo!

Lisa said...

Great pic and an incredible story! Glad it has a happy ending.

Jake and Taryn said...

I love this picture of Maddy and Daddy!! What an amazing story to tell!

Jodee Leader said...

Jan -- I can't believe it has already been 10 years. I can remember that scary day so well. I am so glad Rick is healthy again. Adorable picture with Maddy too.

Jill said...

Oh my she is BEAUTIFUL!
jill in seattle

Kate said...

Oh my...that must have been a terrible day!! I am sure you re-live it each anniversary....but I am so glad he recovered and is here to celebrate 10 years! That is fabulous!

The picutre is a wonderful one...Daddy and Maddy both look happy!!

:-)