Ten years ago today, I got up early in the morning and spent some quality time on the treadmill, as my two toddlers slept upstairs.
Ten years ago today, I was scheduled to teach one of our preschool classes at our homeschool co-op.
Ten years ago today, I dropped the two year old off at my parents' house and picked up a friend's preschooler for the day's class.
Ten years ago today, I was getting materials together for the class I was to teach.
Ten years ago today, I bent down to grab some items and lost my breath.
Ten years ago today, I couldn't get my breath back.
Ten years ago today, a friend, with a critical care nursing background, checked my pulse and recommended that I be taken to the emergency room.
Ten years ago today, another friend volunteered to drive me to the hospital.
Ten years ago today, they checked my oxygen levels in the admitting area of the emergency room and took me back immediately.
Ten years ago today, as x-rays were taken and I was given breathing treatments, I fully expected to go home that afternoon.
Ten years ago today, they discovered three blood clots in my left lung and immediately restricted me from any movement out of fear that one could dislodge, possibly being fatal.
Ten years ago today, while I had known I was married to a great guy, the curtain was completely pulled back to reveal the superhero that I call mine.
Ten years ago today, I learned how truly blessed we are by the many family members and friends in our life.
Ten years ago today, God's hand of protection was over me, preventing any trouble until I was amidst those that could help me and care for my children.
Ten years ago today, God showed me that I don't have the final say over plans for my life.
Ten years ago today, my relationship with Jesus matured...moving beyond one in which I only invested time into it when it was convenient, like a casual friendship... to one where I fully rely on Him.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the last ten years and the years to come.