Tamara Bennett didn’t believe the doctor when he said her husband had AIDS and was dying.
“Tell him,” Tamara told her husband, “tell him that’s not right, that he’s got the wrong guy.
Her husband was silent in the face of the news.
The doctor said he would give the couple a few minutes to talk in private and discuss things.
Tamara’s husband was a dynamic pastor of a burgeoning church. How could he have AIDS?
After the doctor left the room, her husband spoke quietly but firmly. “I never had an affair on you,” he said. “This was something that happened before I met you.”
Tamara went to the bathroom and stuffed all the toilet paper into her face as she cried.
The last five years of her 13-year marriage would be taking care of her dying husband at a time when you didn’t openly discuss AIDS in the church, she says in a Journey Faith Film video.
As she sought the Lord, He spoke to spoke to her heart and encouraged her that He wasn’t abandoning her in the crisis.
Her husband refused to take any medication because of the amount of drugs he would have to ingest and the horrible side effects.
Tamara knew that her husband could no longer function in ministry when the AIDS progressed and caused dementia. Three times in one morning, he asked, “What day is it today?
“It’s Sunday,” she responded.
“Oh, we have to go to church,” he replied. Then he repeated the same question. Read the rest: Life after AIDS.