By Jacob Bembry
The past month has been one crazy month for me. A few weeks ago, it seemed that my death sentence had been pronounced. A few weeks later, I’m back at work.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who prayed for me, sent me cards, visited me in the hospital, visited me at home and have helped me financially during my walk with my illness. God heard those prayers and saw the kindness that was bestowed on my family and me. He honored those prayers and that kindness.
The support that I’ve gotten from everyone is wonderful. Although I have lived in Madison County for most of my life, I am still amazed at the wonderful people here and how they are always willing to help. I thank God for you each and every day.
I do not remember what happened and do not remember the first few days in the hospital. My sister, Debbie, said that I awoke on Sunday night, wanted the remote control to the TV and wanted to watch Chuck. She said she had no idea what TV show that was. That does sound like something I would do, though. I love that TV show, which is basically a comedy about a spy, and the TV show Criminal Minds. Those are my two favorite shows currently airing and I don’t like missing them.
I don’t know where my mind and my heart wandered during those first few days, because I have no memory of them. I do not remember what happened at work and my co-workers’ valiant attempts to revive me. I do not remember the trip to Tallahassee on the ambulance and how the paramedics and EMTs worked with me. I do not remember being in the emergency room or being on a respirator. I do not remember the doctors and nurses striving so hard and working with me. I do not remember my family and my friends being there for me. I do not remember the visits that I had. What I do know, however, is the love that I felt and the security I felt. I was safe in the love of God and of others and I was also secure.
As I head into the next year, I pray that I will never forget the love of God and the love of others and I want to proclaim to everyone about my miraculous healing that if God did it for me, He can do it for others.