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The last couple of years have truly been the hardest years I have faced. My husband’s fight with and total victory over cancer, the sudden loss of my one and only sister, my very best friend’s whole world being turned upside down, my precious older son who is a pastor and a true man of God going through a hard divorce after finding out hmm (numerous discretions) heartbreaking things about his wife, and then my fight with death. After my 84th surgery, I had complications, and began to go downhill, my body begin to shutdown, I actually don’t remember almost three months of my life. By the time they got me to the hospital I was almost dead. I was in ICU on a ventilator and feeding tubes. I have had people ask me if I saw lights, or heaven, or Jesus. I wish I could say yes, but I didn’t, but I would like to share my story. During that time I was in a very vivid dream. It was my reality and it took me a few weeks after waking out of it all to begin to differentiate things I dreamed, and things they told me happened. During the time I was on life support, I was on an island surround by animals of all types. There was no danger, all were in peace and harmony. I wasn’t isolated, off and on friends and family would visit. (It could have been the times they were in the ICU room talking to me, I don’t know.) But I was also visited by loved ones gone on before. And on this beautiful island I met a young man that told me he was my other son. I had a miscarriage between my two sons. I won’t go into detail, and you all probably think I am crazy, but you see all my life I dreamed of being a zoologist or work in some field with animals. I never desired to be a teacher, but God had a more perfect plan for my life, than my wants. AND those of you that know me know that I am a beach baby. Give me sand, sun, and surf any day. I love love love islands. So as I look at it, God gave me my on little perfect peaceful paradise to heal in. He knew it was a place that I would want to live in, I would be so happy there, I would thrive to stay, I would fight for life. And I did. I was under a team of 6 doctors and everyone of them told me I shouldn’t be here, that I was a true miracle. I am a miracle because I serve the God whose Son brought Life to a dying world. He is the Resurrection. He is the Truth. He is the Light. He is the Life. Celebrate Him this Easter and He can Resurrect New Life in You.

**Created from several photos I took. One of my Praying Hands Light with the Image of Jesus, My Crystal Cross, the Coosa River at Sunrise, and a Lily.

I layered and edited them on PicSay Pro and Sketchbook. Then I used Photoshop 9 to finish. I used the Color Stretch Topaz Filter also.

Southside, AL USA

I am Charldia (Char). I am totally amateur at everything as you can tell, but I have fun trying art and photography of many kinds. These things help me push past my pain after 84 surgeries and keep going. Been married to Alan since 1975. 2 Super sons, 4 awesome grands. I love my church and I love my Jesus. All I do I do for His honor and glory.
http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/charldia
http://theafterlook.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/LifeWithCharldia?feature?=mhee

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Comments

  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago

    Amen.

  • Thank you

    – Charldia

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    “… he who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25b

  • Amen, JR His Word Stands true

    – Charldia

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    This brings me to tears, Char. Very touching account and an absolutely beautiful image!

  • Thank you dear friend. I truly appreciate it.

    – Charldia

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Oh my goodness, that is really something! That could only be God who did this for you so you weren’t alone or scared during this time! I had no idea all this was happening to you. So, can you say your are now totally healed? I am so happy you are back and shared this with us!!! Praise the Lord!!!

  • Thank you so much. Your prayers and caring spirit has impacted my life immensely.

    – Charldia

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranabout 2 years ago

    Charlida, I also had no idea you have been so ill. Praise God, for healing you. Praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for healing your body. Yes, yes, it was/is for The Glory of God. I am so glad you have shared your testimony with your brothers and sisters at Mustard Seeds~This is a beautiful piece. I thank God for His Love and Mercy. I thank Him for all of my precious brothers and sisters here on Red Bubble. Hallelujah!
    Charlida, this work is featured on Mustard Seeds!

    (His worker)

  • Thank you so much. I am truly humbled and honored.

    – Charldia

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    I had to share your story with a friend today, it really touched me. Our lunch time was all to the glory of God and His great love for us. That really impacted me too!!! Be well my sister!

  • Thank you so much, I want all of my life to be a living testimony of His love and goodness.

    – Charldia

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for this wonderful testimony to the one and true Living God. I thank God for your faithfulness in sharing with us what He provided for you in your “valley” of life. It has given me encouragement and a new reason to praise God.

  • I really appreciate that. You know our testimonies of victory and overcoming are one of the ways God takes something Satan meant for evil and brings good out of it. God bless you now and always.

    – Charldia

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