path home or to school or just walking for fun.
When you are that age, no one worries that their walk might end in disaster. They are
living in the moment and having fun.
When Amy was little and all her friends...mostly boys...would play, I never looked
at her or her friends and wondered.......now which one of these friends will
die of cancer....which one will die in a car accident...which one will become an
alcoholic or drug addict...which one will be raped...which one will become a
child abuser....who would die serving his country on foreign soil or on this land
as in 911...as a missionary on foreign soil...a police officer in the line of duty...
I never did. I knew which one was a comic....which one liked the girls too much...
which one would probably run for mayor...who would become a teacher
I remember Dr. Hensley, Amy's pediatric oncologist saying after Amy was
in remission, "Lightening doesn't strike twice, Debbie. Amy will be fine."
Then I read a story the other day about a man that had been struck 3 times!
THERE IS A PATH WE MUST EACH WALK.
THAT WALK IS UNIQUE TO EACH OF US.
EVEN THOSE WHO ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN EXCESS OF 80 PLUS
YEARS AND LIVE THE "GOOD LIFE"...THEIR PATH WAS UNIQUE TO ONLY THEM.
ONE OF OUR FELLOW BLOGGERS......TERRY....
needs our prayers. I had never met her before but she is a wife, mother, and
loves to quilt.
TERRY'S HUSBAND WAS HURT IN AN ACCIDENT AT WORK, 2 DAYS AGO.
A BULLDOZER RAN OVER HIM AND HIS LEG WAS TRAPPED. THEY HAD TO
AMPUTATE HIS RIGHT LEG BELOW THE KNEE. YES, THE ACCIDENT COULD
HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE BUT WITH AN AMPUTATION, FOR YEARS THERE IS
PHANTOM PAINS. HE IS IN A HOSPITAL AN HOUR FROM WHERE THEY LIVE.
TERRY MUST GET THE CHILDREN TO SCHOOL AND THEN DRIVE TO THE
HOSPITAL AND THEN BE BACK HOME BEFORE THE CHILDREN GET OUT OF
SCHOOL. THEY NEED OUR PRAYERS.
A LADY FROM MY COUSIN'S CHURCH, LOST HER 26 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER
IN A CAR WRECK.
THERE IS A PATH WE EACH MUST WALK. NO, I DON'T LIKE THE PATH I
AM ON RIGHT NOW. I WANT TO TAKE OFF RUNNING AND NEVER STOP.
I AM ANGRY THAT MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN STRUCK BY CANCER TWICE.
WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG CHILD WITH CANCER, I DIDN'T LIKE THE PATH.
AND I WAS FURIOUS EVERY TIME A LITTLE CHILD WENT HOME TO BE WITH
THE LORD. I WANTED THEM ALL TO LIVE. I WANTED THE PAIN TO BE
GONE FROM THEIR PARENTS' EYES. WE HAD A SUPPORT GROUP.
IT WAS CALLED A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS.
THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HERE IN BLOG LAND...A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS.
WE ALL KNOW THERE IS A PATH THAT WE EACH MUST WALK THAT IS
UNIQUE TO EACH OF US......BUT WE ARE THERE TO PRAY...TO SEND CARDS...
TO HELP IN ANY WAY WE CAN THAT WILL HELP THE JOURNEY DOWN
THE PATH EASIER, THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE, THAT GOD LOVES US,
AND JOY WILL EVENTUALLY RETURN.
THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH.
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE CARDS FOR AMY.
CAROL B. YOU MADE ME CRY WITH JOY. THAT IS SOMETHING I WILL
TREASURE FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU. GOD HAS BEEN SO KIND
UPDATE ON AMY...weight has dropped to 58 pounds, She continues to throw up, she can no
longer walk, we can barely manage her pain. Her friend Leila came again
yesterday afternoon at 5pm and stayed until 9pm. Amy would not take any
pain medicine as she didn't want to sleep while Leila was here and it took
until 5:00am today for her pain to ease up.
THE FOLLOWING ALSO NEED PRAYER......
Amy, Leila and Korbie, Andrew, Ashley,Bill and Kerrie, Baby Girl Simran, born 10 weeks
early--a friend of Marydon's,Momma B and her husband, Doris and Richard, Patricia,
Jean and Bill, Monte and Sondra, Teresa, Archee, Brandon, Tammy, Jennifer, Madonna,
Joyce, Connie, Sally, Kristie, Katie, Jamie, Donetta, Terry, Sarah, Roy and Elisabeth,
Megan and Richie, Richard and Debbie, Don, Tom, John, Melt, AJ and Irene, Cecelia,
Jacob,Heidi, Sherry and Tony as they travel to Oklahoma, Marydon, Suzanne,
Jay, Dennis, Patty, Sally, Becca, Tawna and Mike, Cass and Will
I THANK MY GOD EVERY TIME I REMEMBER YOU.