August 24, 2018
It was around 2 PM on a Friday afternoon (Oct. 6, 2017). Julie walked into our bedroom where I was setting and stated she felt really unusual with severe pain in her head. After calling 911, the medics transporting her to High Point Regional for a C-Scan, and the doctor telling me she had an aneurism and it was bleeding and she would need to go to Forsyth Medical Center immediately, my world seemed to be unraveling. I remember Julie looking at me and saying, it will be alright.
After hours of trying to stabilize her she was taken into surgery around 12 midnight. Dr. Brown and the team all prayed with us before they took my beloved wife away. After several hours Dr. Brown came out and said the surgery was successful in stopping the bleed. He said she would be in the hospital for many weeks.
Julie spent 22 days at Forsyth Medical Center, with 20 of those days in the Neuro ICU. We met so many nurses, doctors, maintenance people, cleaning people, and many more staff members over the 22 days. We saw many families in the waiting area with the look of hopelessness because their family member was going through something similar to Julie or even worse.
God used this life changing situation in our family to open many doors for his glory.
Julie and I now serve on the Patient Advisory Council for Forsyth Medical. We also minister to families in the Neuro waiting area and our Dorcas ministry provides quilts for their loved ones.
God used Julie’s faith to carry our family through this. She often reflects on this event in her life and is reminded that God kept her on planet earth for a reason.
It has almost been a year since that life changing day for us. We give God all the glory!
David & Julie Galloway
Here is my personal story of Faith I would like to share with you...
Last year I made a decision and talked with my Heavenly Father.
"Father as you know, I lost my wife March 13, 2014 - a very sad day! I am making the decision right now in November for you, my Heavenly Father to prepare me for a special mate and bring her to me. As you have said, ' It is not good for man to be alone. '
I'm not going to join Christian Mingle or e-hamony or write to all of my dear friends and ask to see who they know that might be a good partner/mate. I'm going to trust YOU as I so often have in my life and as I need to everyday! I'm going to buy her ( as I don't know her name ) some clothes ( blouses, slacks, belt ) and lay out on the spare bed along with the first jewelry for her, I'm placing a Bible on her heart and a Bible on her head as I desire this very special women to love you and desire to follow you. I'm going to start a diary that I will begin to write to her each day until you introduce her to me. I will begin to work on Sam and ask for your help to prepare me for her. Bring her to me Father. I trust you! In Jesus name, amen"
I started the diary on November 11, 2015 and also purchased two additional ones as I thought God would take his time and perhaps later in 2016 or 2017 He would introduce us to one another. Well He didn't wait that long. I agreed to His timing and not mine.
He brought Sharon Joyce from Virginia on December 18, 2015 and we have gotten to know each other so wonderfully! She is amazing and I am sooooooo Blessed! She says she is Blessed as well. I'm glad! As soon as we met, we were on the phone night and day, talking sharing, praying, writing, e-mailing, texting, sending questions - answering questions. We met on January 8th, 2015 in person and that weekend I gave her the clothes, the jewelry, the Bibles and the diary that I had been writing to her even though I didn't know her name, where she lived, who she was or personal life story. I got to know her and she is WONDERFUL!!!
Sharon lost her Husband in a terrible motorcycle accident in October 2014 which she was also terribly injured and took a year for her to recover.
We are Blessed and striving toward becoming ' ONE ' in every way.
May we ask for your prayers as we prepare a new beginning, new Dreams and new Goals together and a committed desire to live each day together in harmony in Agape love. May we give hope to you and many others. May we love each other deeply in every way and take nothing for granted.
" Thank You Father for your love and for bringing Sharon and I together. May we be a Blessing to you and your Forever Family and every individual that you allow us to meet here on this side of eternity. Thank You Father! "
I won't mention what is laid out on the bed at present which Sharon and I are praying over at this very moment. You will find out soon enough.......I promise!!!
God Bless You and may you see the unseen this year!