Today I say …..
On a more serious note–today is national heart association day.
Be Good to Your Heart Day!
It’s a good cause and I can’t hardly imagine anyone now a days that hasn’t been touched by someone who has battled with heart disease or something related.
My dad had a heart attack in 2002 and it was one of the scariest days of my life. I was far off in LA at the time planning my wedding. I was to come home in a matter of a month and have him walk me down the isle.
I couldn’t believe I couldn’t get home. I was simply too far away. So I waited by the phone. It was miserable. My sister and mother were here and I can only say they had it rougher. My sister saw him flatline.
Thank our lucky stars in two hours or so my dad was safe and recovering. He was going to “make it”.
I have never felt such strong gratitude. Of course I cried a river and kept saying over and over, “thank you, thank you, thank you”
I wanted to go home so bad.
The miles felt like a telephone being wrapped around my neck.
Long story short, he recovered and has been living his life as a “heart patient” ever since.
Today many colors of RED showed up all around me.
Being heart month and all I made these hearts as a tip to the hat to my dad and all the others who live with heart issues today.
We are all human.
We all bleed RED.
Kiss someone today and say “Happy RED Day”