day, I started feeling very ill. Even when I got sick, I
continued to go to work. Well, this "cold" lasted quite
awhile, so I went to the doctor and he said to go home,
get rest and drink plenty of fluids. I stayed out of work
a half day.
Each day got worse.
I felt really bad, but continued to go to work. I was well
liked (except for the other secretaries who's toes I stepped
on), and on my way up to the corporate building. I was a
stenographer and an excellent secretary.
The day my near-death
experience happened, I came home from work and went straight
to bed. It was February, 1980. I was so COLD, FREEZING!
I must have put 7-10 blankets on me.
The next thing I
knew was that I lost consciousness. All I saw was pitch
black and I mean BLACK! I heard a rasping like noise.
I can't really explain it.
Then, I saw light.
It was beautiful and I floated towards it.
I came out on the
gorgeous field. I cannot begin to explain how beautiful
it was. Green, lush, gorgeous. Vivid colors. Far across
this field was an old-fashioned carousel. It could have
been hundreds of miles but I could see like it was right
in front of me. It was breathtaking and beautiful. On this
carousel, were several ladies all dressed in pastel colors
with floor-length summer-like dresses, and each held a parasol.
I could feel the peace and tranquility. The day was sunny
and extremely bright and warm!
I just sat there
on this field watching these ladies in awe. Yet, I was still
cold and shivering. One of these ladies got off the carousel
and walked across the field to me. No words were spoken.
She just took my hand and I immediately felt great! I also
felt unconditional love.
I stopped shivering
and I felt sooooo good! I've never felt that wonderful before.
Words cannot adequately express the way I felt.
She had such a beautiful
and loving smile. She just kind of shook her head as if
to say, "No" and let go of my hand. When she did that I
started shaking and screaming, "I don't want to go
I immediately found
myself in the tunnel of darkness again.
The next thing I
knew was that I was in the hospital. I had a fever of 104.3
and double pneumonia. I was very ill for about 3 months.
I've never forgotten
one detail of this experience.