Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cherish every moment.


Leon has been off of work for almost a week now. It was great having him off but why he was off wasn't so great. In fact it started out as quite a terrifying event.

It happened on Tuesday. (The day after his birthday actually) When Little Evelynne was in the swing while I was managing to get a quick blog post in before she realized I slipped away. When a story slipped in the news feed about a police trainee being shot in the head at practice.. My jaw was dropped. I thought the Police academy was supposed to be a safe place before they were sent out to the not so safe places. I must admit I was a little really worried about my husband considering I heard about a police trainee  being shot in the building he was training in that day and I haven't even heard from him.. Right after reading the news I called him right away and no answer. By this time I just decided to pray and keep myself busy and not letting the enemy plant thoughts in my mind that it was Leon who was shot. About 15 minutes after I got a call from him. (I have never been that quick to answer my phone before) It was my dear Leon with a shaken up  voice  that sounded like he was in a hurry. "Hey sweetheart, Something happened at work. I can't talk but to tell you I won't be home until later. Love you, bye!"  So many questions left unanswered. But that three second call that I received was probably the most relieving call I have ever received in my life. But that whole day I was still shaken up and feeling for the man who was shot and praying who ever it was he was okay. Now I'm sure many of you would have thought "Okay, this man was shot in the head. He's gonna die, no doubt!"  I even found out through other officers that he was dead. But when I found out he was still alive I continued to pray. Leon And I both serve a God that performs miracles every second of the day and I have the faith that this man will live and declare the works of The Lord. And it turns out he is still alive to this day and is healing better and responding daily.

Leon didn't return home until 3:00 Am that morning. He was actually in the same room when his buddy was shot so he had to stand as a witness. He said when it happened and they were taking him away. He brought everyone to the next room and started praying and declaring "Life" into this man. "Breath" he declared and after that the paramedics said "He's breathing" I constant praise and give glory to God for His forever faithfulness.


When Leon came home that morning I greeted him with such a big hug. I guess this is the start of Leon's career as an officer and a police officers wife for me. It was a great reminder to never take my dear husband for granted. To never let a hug be loose, to never let a kiss go unsweetened, and to never let circumstances get in the way of  quality  time or even a simple "I love you" That day will be a reminder to cherish every memory and to enjoy creating them. And most important never leaving your family behind.

 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’  Is 41:10

10 comments:

Ashlee said...

Wow that is amazing! I'm really glad Leon is okay, and I'm glad the other man is healing. That's a miracle! I was very worried as I read this post.

Sarah Nicole said...

GOD IS GOOD!!! Isn't it awesome to have a man of faith as your husband?! I know there are several times when my husband keeps me in check when I'm doubtful. He's always the first to say "Trust The Lord. Don't worry."
I'm so thankful that your husbands friend is healing! I will be praying. We serve a God of miracles!

Emerald Sparrow said...

Wow, that is an incredible story!!! What an amazing, wonderful, faithful Lord we serve!! It's sad to hear things like that happening, but it makes me SO excited to hear how the Lord prevails! It's such an awesome gift to have a husband with faith in the Lord. So glad you were able to see your honey after all that chaos. Thanks for sharing!

Sweetly Broken Girl said...

Heather, I love your posts, so thoughtful and inspiring and honest. Keep it up. I said a prayer for the cop, too. And so glad to hear that your husband was okay.
I have always, ever since I was little, felt like life was too short, flying by too fast. I'm always aware that bad things might be right around the corner and that our lives can change in a moment. And as much as I hate feeling this way and being on a fallen planet sometimes, it has always helped me make the most of every moment, every hug. I'm always thankful when my husband pulls in the driveway safe and sound, and every time I look and see my husband and children sleeping safe in their beds. I don't take these things for granted. I'm with you on that - we need to soak up all the goodness and blessings of every day, all the little moments, because we never know when they'll be gone. And I think this doesn't necessarily lead to fear (which I do struggle with), but to a deeper joy, knowing that you lived life to its fullest and loved fiercely and freely.

Heather Leigh said...

Didn't mean to worry you girlfriend! :) Me too. When he came home early that morning I gave him a pretty tight hug. I'm so glad God is our strength & protection!

Heather Leigh said...

Amen & Amen! God is the best thing that has ever happened to me <3. Oh girl! We are so blessed to have men of faith. It would be hard to be married to a "Faithless man" that's for sure. He's always reminding me to trust God. Especially when it comes to financial issues. I'm usually quite the optimist but every once in a while I really have to fight the enemy & delete doubt in this mind! I feel as though it is an on going battle but I am so glad that it is a battle that has already been won! Xoxo

Heather Leigh said...

I am reminded of the promise from God "That all things work out for the good for those who love him." I don't believe it was God's will for Leon's dear friend to be shot but I believe God has a plan ;) I have no doubt in my mind that if Leon's friend didn't know the Lord he will probably want to know Him now along with others who stood as witnesses to this horrible incident. I love how The Lord prevails. His love & mercy never fails. & He never leaves or fails us. Xoxo

Heather Leigh said...

Aw, I'm so blessed & encouraged that you are blessed by these posts! I'm so glad and blessed we serve a perfect God in a imperfect world! Because we trust God we need not to worry about anything He tells us. But He never wants us to take anything for granted either. Living and loving like each day is your last is the best way to live if you ask me! You notice the beauty in things a lot easier. Much love Xoxo!

Ashlee said...

Aww that's great! I'm really glad that God was able to keep you calm through that and brought him home safely to you :)

Anonymous said...

Any chance of someone getting a private sector job instead of working for the government paid for by tax payers? It's usually the military. It's a form of welfare!