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A Prayer for the Heart (5)

How about those contrasts in life? Yesterday I wrote life is like a tango with steps both forward and backward. Today life is… well… I don’t have the words… but it feels like a SAMBA! Because we’re so happy!!!

The catheterisation of Johannes’ heart went great. The bad signs that were discovered yesterday through the ultra sound was something of a false alarm. We couldn’t be more relieved. And Johannes is another person today. When he woke up from his sedation after today’s small surgery, the first thing he asked in a whisper was, “Do I need another open-heart surgery?” My wife answered, “No, honey, everything looked fine!” He was still to weak to fully open his eyes, but in a daze he said: “Yeah!” spoken in English.

Earlier, when we received the news from the surgeon, we got so excited that we jumped up and down, screaming, laughing… crying. I don’t know how many hallelujah’s and praise-the-Lord’s I uttered, but whatever the number, I am sure it couldn’t have been enough. We were so grateful, beyond words. But still we tried, in our frailty, to say thanks unto God for answering the many prayers offered in behalf of Johannes.

A big thanks also to my brother Richard and his daughter, Mirelle, who took a three hour train ride early this morning, just to come to us in Göteborg and take care of Isak and Clara, so my wife and I could be with Johannes today. The other day it was our good friend Malena who also came and assisted. We are so grateful for all your help.

I’ve got to run! Clara is restless in her bed.

More later….


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