(2 days prior, the intensive care doctor
had given mosses only 2 days to live...
as his vital organs were ceasing to function.
however, the doctor never took into account
mosses' will to live... nor God's omnipotence.)
as soon as i walked outside the hospital doors, i turned on my cell phone and called john, "guess who is awake and talking!"
there was silence.
"john, are you there?" i asked.
john responded, "i'm here..."
"john, i just came from seeing mosses... john, he's awake and talking! his kidneys are functioning! he wants a toddy!"
john was stunned. he had warned me several times not to get my hopes up...
"well, i'll be," he finally replied.
knowing mosses' family would want to spend time with him, john and i waited until the latest visiting time to return to the hospital that evening. i was just hoping mosses would still be awake.
at 8 pm the automatic doors opened allowing visitors back in the intensive care unit. i wanted to run to his room, but, instead, i walked at john's side.
when we FINALLY arrived at his door, the first thing i noticed was that mosses was NOT in his bed!
the bed was empty and made?
in slow motion, i anxiously turned my head toward john only to witness a big grin forming across his face. i turned back around to see that mr. moss was not only awake... he was out of his bed sitting in a chair.
further, there was no ventilator helping him breathe; there were no ties on his wrists restraining him.
he was just sitting there looking up at us!
"it's good to see you're back with us, young man..." john said as he gently patted mosses' shoulder, "feeling rough?"
mosses smiled, shrugged his shoulders, and tilted his head, "well, john, not too bad for a share cropper's son."
mosses' voice was raspy at best, but we understood every word.
i knelt down on the floor in front of him. "mosses you are such a blessing to..."
placing his hands on both sides of my face,
he interrupted, "no, you...
i cannot tell you right now, dani.
but, when i am able to,
i am going to tell you all about where i've been."
"ok," i replied, "i cannot wait to hear all about it, mosses!"
i never spoke any truer words...
i couldn't wait to hear mosses' story.
john and i only stayed a bit longer that night. we knew that mosses was tired... it had been a BIG day for our dearest friend.
"sweet dreams; i love you mosses..." i said to him as i kissed his forehead.
"well, bless your heart, dani, we love you, too."
(to be continued...)
love and God's blessings,
ps you will find earlier entries in ascending order on my side bar entitled, "our love story":)