I have been in and out of the hospital since February 20, 2010. That was when I had my
first heart attack. Since then I have had a second heart attack, a frightening brush with
death through flash pulmonary edema (fluid backs up in the lungs swiftly like pouring water
in a bowl) and numerous dangerous blood pressure spikes. I returned home from my
6th hospital stay in 3 months last week. I would like to say that I stayed strong through it all
but that would not be the truth. I finally got to the point where I fell into despair. I thought
about all the things that I had yet to accomplish and how I wanted to see my kids more
settled in life, how through good times and bad & near divorce, that my husband and I
have finally come to be close again like we were when we first married. I laid in the hospital
bed thinking "Lord, why now? There's so many heathens in the world and so few laborers
in the field. Why take me now when my life's desire is to be an end-times warrior for Christ?
I began to tell the Lord how much I love end-times prophecy and how since I was a child,
I studied and looked forward to the rapture. Its not because of a desire to escape death but just
because it is something that has fascinated me and drawn me in like a moth to flame. I felt
cheated that I was going to miss doing more for the kingdom in the last of the last days so I begged
God to just let me continue working until the rapture. As I laid there I felt a peace come over me
and I said "Nevertheless Lord, not my will but thine be done but I would like to make the rapture."
God never ceases to amaze me for with the next shift change, came a new nurse. A male nurse named Kirk.
Kirk walked in my room, introduced himself, and within 3 minutes was talking about his faith in Jesus Christ and
how he looked forward to the rapture. I had never, ever run into anyone face to face who was so well versed in
end-times prophecy. We delighted in inspiring each other and had the sweetest fellowship that I've experienced in
a long time. We talked until sleep finally claimed me for the night. I fell asleep wondering "Ok Lord, I know that you sent
Kirk to reassure me but what does it mean? A ray of hope perhaps or just coincidence? I am of the mind
that there are no coincidences.
PS I asked Kirk if he ever checked out any of the Rapture sites online and he said "yeah, I'm
on Rapture Ready at least 3 times a day. I told him about Rapture Forums and told him to check us