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Natalie Grant shares why she went to church after discovering her mum had a heart attack

Natalie Grant has opened up about how she reacted when she found out her mum had suffered a heart attack.

The award-winning Christian singer and songwriter took to social media to explain why she forwent being by her mum's side.

Writing on Instagram, she said: "Very early this past Sunday morning, my dad called to tell me my mom had a heart attack.

 

"Living far from my family has never been easy, but it's never been harder than it was in that moment."

Grant, who fell herself in 2017 and had an operation to remove cancer from her throat, said she felt "paralysed" hearing the news.

"How serious is it? Is she OK? Should I fly home? I gathered my girls and Bernie and we prayed. And then we decided to go to church [because ]I sure couldn't think of a better place to be in that moment," Grant explained.

"One thing was certain, I had zero control over my mom's situation, but being with my church family and worshiping the one who's in complete control brought such comfort and hope."

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Very early this past Sunday morning, my dad called to tell me my mom had a heart attack. Living far from my family has never been easy, but it’s never been harder than it was in that moment. I remember feeling paralyzed, not knowing exactly what to do. How serious is it? Is she ok? Should I fly home? I gathered my girls and Bernie and we prayed. And then we decided to go to church cuz I sure couldn’t think of a better place to be in that moment. One thing was certain, I had zero control over my mom’s situation, but being with my church family and worshipping the One who’s in complete control brought such comfort and hope. I’m so forever grateful for answered prayer, and our faithful God. Mom is doing well. The doctors have identified some problems which they say are reversible, hallelujah! Would you say a prayer for my momma’s continued recovery, for her heart to be restored to full function, and wisdom for the doctors to know how to move forward from here? Walking in to her hospital room today, finally making it to her arms, I burst in to tears and laughter all at the same time. Nothing like a hug from your momma. ❤️

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Grant flew from Nashville, Tennessee to be with her mum in Seattle, Washington after church.

She has asked for people to keep her mum in their prayers.

"Mom is doing well," the post states.

"The doctors have identified some problems which they say are reversible, hallelujah!"

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