Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Miller Caldwell, iRM DAmato, iAudrey Coatesworth, iSonny Hudson, iPamela Taeuffer, iIolanthe Woulff, iTygo Lee, i

  Home > Self-Help > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Elaine Williams

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· News
· 4 Titles
· 1 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jan, 2008

Elaine Williams, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Carson's Story
by Blak Rayne

Carson’s never relied on anyone, but thanks to a car accident and his occupation, he starts to struggle with more than bouts of anxiety when another man wants a piece of ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Does God Send Balloons?
by Elaine Williams   
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Last edited: Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Elaine Williams

Dancing With the Demon of Loneliness
Dating Again…On the Far Side of Forty
           >> View all

One day, a little over three months after my husband's cancer diagnosis, was the first time I really thought he was going to die. He lay in bed and he could not get up from being so weak. I was so incredibly frightened. I knew with certainty there was a good chance he was going to die that day.

One day, a little over three months after my husband's cancer diagnosis, was the first time I really thought he was going to die. He lay in bed and he could not get up from being so weak. I was so incredibly frightened. I knew with certainty there was a good chance he was going to die that day.

His holistic doctor and I had been trying to convince Joseph to try a new treatment for detoxification. He was adamant he wasn’t going along with any of it. I told him again about the research supporting the treatment and how it was important to rid the body of poisons and toxins. That morning, when he lay so weak in bed, I again begged and pleaded with him. When he refused I slipped out the back door of the house since I didn’t want the kids to see me crying.

I couldn't control my emotions, feeling so overwhelmed with fear and stress, a helpless witness to his constant pain. Pain control was an ongoing struggle since nothing prescribed seemed to be effective.

As soon as I left the house, I saw the balloons in the tree way across the yard from our house. Several months before we had had a party for our oldest son. My husband had found out he had cancer that week, but he wanted to go ahead with the party anyway, as he was intent on keeping things as normal as possible for the kids.

The day following the party, I was surprised to see two helium balloons high up in the tree by our backfield. It had been windy the night before, so we thought that the wind had somehow brought them there and they had become entangled in the tree branches. Even though I knew they were there, I had never actually looked too closely at them.

Now, crying quietly, I walked out to the tree, totally devastated by what was happening back in the house. I stood under the balloons and saw for the first time what both balloons said. "Get Well Soon." Immediately, I stopped crying, as it felt like a sign. A voice inside told me something I'd heard many times since my husband got ill, "No matter what happens, we’ll be okay."

I went back into the house, feeling buoyed up by something positive. I just had a feeling that somehow God had sent us that message. Back in the house, I told my husband about the balloons and what they said. To my surprise, he said he would try the new treatment.

Within one half hour following the treatment, he was out of bed and outside puttering around in our barn. I was amazed. I couldn’t believe he wanted to go outside, much less that he was no longer weak. He also said he didn’t need any pain medicine, he felt fine.

After that first successful treatment, he had an influx of energy, as if he’d been rejuvenated. I kept very precise records of all the medicines and supplements he received. From that day until three days later, he had very little pain medicine, and he swore he was very comfortable.

This was the only time in the entire 11 months he was ill that he had such an alleviation of pain. It’s incredibly hard to understand how or why this happened. Many times after that I would stare out the window at those balloons and just as many times, I think God was just trying to give both of us a break. copyright 2008 Elaine Williams

Web Site: A Journey Well Taken

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Self-Help Articles
  1. Lucy Can Empower Freelancers
  2. Marlene Dietrich Teaches Ruth Gordon
  3. The Power of Gratitude
  4. Add Value, Become Rich!
  5. The 5 Wealth Secrets That Made Bill Gates
  6. Recommend: The Courage to Heal
  7. The 7 Self-Destructive Habits of Poor Peop
  8. The Power of Mentorship
  9. WHY...A FLY?
  10. WE CRY

Give Me Back My Credit! (paperback) by Denise Richardson

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night trying to remember if you paid a bill? What if you woke up because you knew you did? The mere mention of identity theft ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

James Bond`s Unshakable Confidence: Mission Pack by J.-F. Bouchard

James Bond`s Unshakable Confidence - Mission Pack is designed using How to Build James Bond`s Unshakable Confidence goal setting principles. The book propose mission styl..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.