Nearly two weeks ago, my mother in law(Irene) went in to have surgery on an abdominal
aorta aneurysm with a 60% survival rate. Irene is a Roman Catholic who prays the rosary,
to saints and believes that there are many paths to heaven, yet claims that Jesus is her
Savior. To prepare her for eternity we watched two Christian movies(Perfect Strangers and
Escape from Hell) and my wife led her into the sinners prayer the night before. The following
account took three hospital visits to coax out of her because she kept hearing "dont tell
anyone" throughout her experience and was afraid to say anything. Of course, she does not know
if the surgeons were saying this or it was of a spiritual nature. This is what she had to say
I remember looking down at myself as four surgeons worked on me as I felt this peace that I have
never experienced before. I recall seeing this white light swirling around me(tunnel?) and
then this blue/purple color that does not exist on this realm so that's the only way I know to
describe it. I then looked up and saw the greenest grass canvassing this hill and to the left
I saw animals, all types, shapes and sizes. To the right I seen people in a joyous mood. I then
was looking into the face of Jesus, who was bearded, with dark long hair and the most blue-ish green eyes that just sparkled. I then recalled seeing a hand that kept pushing me away. The next
thing I remember is waking up from surgery.
For the next week neither the doctors or nurses said anything to her about the close call. Finally, the assistant surgeon told her that both kidneys shut down and that she had actually
flat lined for a moment. Irene is still in the hospital and far from being out of the woods.
Two weeks ago she entered the hospital weighing 109 and now is at 82. Please keep her in your
prayers. I had many questions for Irene, however she does not feel comfortable talking about
it since she kept hearing "dont tell anyone." So I have to respect her wishes and stopped asking.
I do feel encouraged that she had seen all those animals and one day look forward to being reunited with all my beloved pets. May God bless all the members of Rapture Ready.