Sunday, June 6, 2010

Award-The Storm Dancer

My dear friend Connie recently blessed me with a beautiful award. Thank you so very much sweetie, I love you. Here is what she said about the award:



The Storm Dancer

What I would "Like" for you to do: (after all, it is now yours):


1. Write your own Storm Dancer story. I shared my story with you above.

2. Grab the award code above, and put it in your Storm Dancer story post and/or sidebar. You have earned it! Click
here if you need help.

3. Pass this award onto whomever... no limit. If you receive the award but are the type of person that isn't into writing, and sending out awards…don't worry, just wear it proudly or do as you wish. Here is my storm dancer story:December 23 2009, the clouds began to darken, and the winds began to blow through my life. My husband and I went to the emergency room, because he was experiencing some numbness in his right leg and foot. Once we arrived at the hospital, and were called back into a room to see a Doctor, the storm began to get worse. At this point, he was numb from the waist down. They started performing various types of procedures on him, trying to pinpoint what was going on. At first, they thought he was having a stroke, but then they ruled that out. Finally, they told us he had the sister disease to MS, called Guillian Barre Syndrome. It is all dealing with the nerves in your body, and he has the chronic one. On Christmas Eve night, the storms came crashing in upon us, with damaging winds, and fierce fury from hell. My dear husband fell over into my arms, and passed out. Immediately, the room was filled with hospital staff, bringing in a crash cart. My heart nearly stopped, as I stood there beside my husband's bed watching this all happen. They made me, and his parents leave the room, and took us to a little waiting room down the hallway. As I sat there, crying my eyes out, scared beyond words, praying like crazy for God to please not take my husband, I hear my father in-law on the phone with his daughter saying these words to her: Hurry, Eddie is dying. What??? No way!! Right then, I started dancing through that storm. I refused to accept that. My God is bigger, and stronger than any storm ever could be. I braced myself for a fight, ran down the hallway to Eddie's room, went into his room, stood by his bed, and began to pray over him. The storm was raging, as they wheeled him down the hallway to intensive care, but yet I felt peace, because I know the peacemaker. When He tells the winds and waves to be still, they have to obey. The next afternoon, the winds died down, the storm calmed down, Eddie was put into a regular room. Praise God!! Was our journey over? No, it had just begun, and there would be more stormy weather to come, but I chose to dance in those moments. God is my dance partner, even in the storms. He leads me through the storms, and brings me back into the sunshine. Thank You Father, I love You dearly. Now, I would like to pass this award on to the following people:
Angela, Donetta, Karen, Kat,Mary, Melanie, Renee, Sherry, Beth, and one heart.

14 comments:

Alicia said...

God is good!

Bernadine said...

So glad that God is always with us in the storm. Thanks for sharing.

Connie Barris said...

beautiful my sweet friend... I have watched many of your storms.. and you amaze me

Angela said...

God is my dance partner, even in the storms. He leads me through the storms, and brings me back into the sunshine.

amen amen amen..I loved this.

luvmy4sons said...

You are one of my favorite storm dancers. Hug sweetie!

Angie said...

Congrats on the award, you deserve it! Have a blessed week.

One Heart said...

Oh my, Denise, I cannot believe I was writing about storms today. Actually, I wrote my post late last night. Then I see your comment awarding me a Storm Dancer honor. God is good. His timing is amazing.

Thank you sweet sister. I'm dancing now.

Donetta said...

thank you Sweet Darlin'
Oh how many storms I've danced. I suppose this so very timely for it is a good thing to recall and recite the dance. It is in the repetition of the step that we remember all the things the LORD OF The dance has done.
I will give this a though as to what I might need to remember.

Gretchen said...

I love the name of that award, and I'd say she blessed just the right person. Your storm dance is an amazing testimony.

Heart2Heart said...

Denise,

In all the storms I've danced through, yours is an amazing one of grace under fire.

WOW it makes me really look at things in a much bigger picture and thanks for passing this along to me. I look forward to sharing it and passing it along like you have to bless the blogging world with our testimonies of God's amazing grace and power.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sharon Brumfield said...

Well I would say that that was just the award for you!
He has faithfully walked with you every step of the way.

Karen said...

Dancing with you...on the trip to glory...rhythm of heaven...

Melanie said...

Thank you sweet Denise, Warrior of Jesus.
You stood with me in prayer during the roughest part of the storm.
My love to you today.

Renee' said...

Thanks for the award