Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pucker Up, Won't You!

Earlier this week, I shared the story of a relationship gone terribly wrong as a girlfriend shot her boyfriend for not letting her sleep.

Well, here’s another story, with a far different outcome! Grab some tissues, you’ll need them!

Some might call Emma Ray a real-life “Sleeping Beauty.” The 34-year-old from the United Kingdom suffered a heart attack nearly two weeks after giving birth to her son and failed to regain consciousness. Her husband, Andrew, spent two weeks by her bedside waiting for her to wake up from a coma–but her condition did not improve until he leaned over and asked her for a kiss.

“What happened next was beyond my wildest dreams,” he told the newspaper. “She turned her head toward mine, puckered up her lips and gave me a little kiss. I couldn't believe it. My heart felt like it was going to leap from my chest—it suddenly felt like a huge weight had been lifted.”

Mrs. Ray collapsed while shopping with her husband 10 days after giving birth. She was taken to the hospital where doctors were able to restart her heart, but warned she could remain in a coma indefinitely.

Despite waking up after the kiss, Ray still had a long road ahead of her. The heart attack left her with short-term memory loss—and as a result she’s had to undergo extensive brain injury rehabilitation.

Now, nearly two years later, Ray is back at home where her family is grateful to have her. “She can walk quite well holding hands now, and at least our kids still have a mother and I still have a wife,” her husband said.

Doctors believe her heart attack may have been caused by a blood clot after her son was delivered by Caesarean section.

What a sweet, sweet story! A wife and mother rescued by a simple kiss.

At this point, I’d recommend you stop reading this blog and go find someone to kiss!


  1. Darling story! But that's Snow White in your illustration. LOL -- Sleeping Beauty is a blond with a pink dress. ;) Just sayin'.

    Be aware -- if you have surgery and you feel pain in your legs notify your doc IMMEDIATELY. They go over and over and over and over blood clots after c-sections. They constantly ask about how your legs feel. They take special precautions to keep blog clots from forming. Don't ignore the signs.

    Heidi Reed

  2. get the award for being so very knowledgeable this morning!

  3. Well, I would but four out of the five are asleep! If I were to kiss them now - they'd think it was morning already instead of 11:37 p.m. Sweet enough though? Found out that tonight is hubby's last night shift. Yep, the Wal-Mart Pastor officially gets moved back to days on Saturday! I'll kiss him around 1:45 a.m. when he crawls in the bed trying not to wake me up! I'll be sure to tell him, "Steve told me to!" lol


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