as recounted by Detective Royal’s widow:
Thank you, Lord, that the on-coming traffic was stopped for the light .
Arriving at my substation, I drove past the employee parking lot, backed up, and entered. I wondered, 'What’s going on? How'd I do that?'
An hour later, I drove Jamie to our doctor’s office. After a quick exam, the physician handed papers to Jamie. "These are orders for you to see a neurologist."
Thank You, Lord for allowing Jamie to be seen as the first patient!
Once home, Jamie went back to bed. I called the first referred neurologist’s office. The receptionist explained, "It could be a 3-6 month wait before there's an appointment." The second office's employee echoed the reply.
On my third attempt, I used a different tactic, “Ma’am, my husband is a police officer. He can’t go back to work until he's seen a neurologist. Would you please call if you have any cancellations?”
"Yes, what's your phone number and husband's name?"
Lord, we need a miracle. We’re counting on You!
”We have an opening for an appointment today at noon.”
“We’ll be there!"
Thank You, Lord, for arranging this appointment!
12:15 p.m. The neurologist gave Jamie orders for an M.R.I.
Lord, please get him in soon!
I called the hospital to schedule the MRI.
“We have an opening tomorrow morning at 9:30.”
“Put Jamie Royal's name down for that appointment!"
Thank You, Lord, for keeping things moving!
Once finished, the technician shook Jamie’s hand. Jamie continued telling one of his favorite stories. His tale wound up as they walked past the receptionist and waiting patients. The two continued shaking hands until they reached the exit door.
After we were in our car, Jamie commented, “That was strange. Before we walked out of the office, the technician squeezed my hand. He had tears in his eyes. He squeezed my hand and said, 'Good luck.'"
2:00 p.m. The neurologist called and spoke with Jamie, " Your M.R.I. showed you might have a brain tumor. I want to admit you to the hospital immediately. As an admitted patient, you'll be put on the surgery schedule as soon as possible.
Lord, give us Your strength and grace!
2:45 p.m. Jamie was admitted to Memorial Hospital.
Thank You, Lord, for surrounding us with love in the middle of all of this!
Thank You, Lord, that he lived through the surgery.
Give us direction for treatment!
Jamie prayed with me after the doctor left the room,
"Lord, give us Your peace and wisdom! Show us the path You want me to take."
Without hesitation, Jamie solemnly asked, “What if I do nothing?”
The doctor replied, “3-6 months”
“I choose option A. I know where I’m going when I die. I want to spend what time I have left with friends and family being as healthy as possible.
Lord, thank You for giving us Your strength and courage.
I had complete peace. I saw the same comfort in Jamie’s eyes. In prior years we’d talked about what we'd do if faced with something serious. We knew and understood each other’s choices.
Thank You, Lord, for a job that’s enabled Jamie to build up sick time and fellow officers willing to donate their sick time toward him if it’s needed!
Eight days post surgery, my spouse, Detective Jamie Royal, spoke in front of our church.
A friend filmed the event.
Throughout the rest of his life Jamie and our daughter gave Bibles to family, friends, and fellow first-responders.
Jamie asked us, “Please keep giving them away after I’m gone.”
Jamie spoke to ten groups during the following seven weeks.
God called my hubby to his eternal home, heaven, exactly two months after the surgery.
The funeral went nothing like we planned.
That evening, I cried out to God, “Why didn’t things go like we wanted?"
I heard God’s voice tenderly, yet firmly, whisper to my soul,
“I’m not finished with Fearless Ministry.
I want you to make a copy of Jamie sharing My message available to everyone!”
“Okay, Lord, but I don’t even know where to begin!
You’re going to have to do it!”
The video was completed in the spring of 2017!
This web site was established mid 2018!
"Faithful is He Who calls you, Who will also do it!"
1 Thessalonians 5:24
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