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A Quite Place – #25

It’s Monday night, the night before my surgery. I went to a quiet place and wrote these words: If the LORD decides to call me home on or after October 9, 2018, these are my following requests: I wrote down my desires, signed it, and put the date and time. Afterward, I wrote: “Remember it is well with my Soul”. I wrote this in the back of my journal that I had received from the management team in my department. This journal book is the one I started back writing my scriptures in. I started back writing scriptures in this journal on my last day worked, September 5th. My first scripture was Proverbs 16:3, Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
October 9, 2018, at 6:00 AM, I sent out this message: “Today is my surgery. Just as God prepared a great fish for Jonah, (Jonah 1:17) He has prepared Hani Baradi to be present in the operating room on October 9, 2018. On April 27, 1970, Dr. Baradi was born. I am thankful for the late nights he spent studying. I am grateful for his desire to become a surgeon. I am blessed to be part of God’s plan. Any day is a good day to be cancer-free, today is my day. Thank you for all your prayers and please continue to pray. I will have an ileostomy for 3 months after surgery. It is well because it is well with my soul. Surgery today at 9:45 AM. Baptist Hospital”. As they prepped me for surgery and was wheeling me into the surgery room, I thought about the words I had written for my final request. I had not told anyone about my last request(s). The last words I heard was a soft voice saying, “Don’t worry about it”. I went to sleep and woke up in my hospital room. Jonah 1:17, Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

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