February 20, 2009

Words of Wisdom~

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the rich out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend is about the end of any nation." - Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931 - 2005)

February 15, 2009

More Tears......

Hey, everyone! Sorry I have been away so long but I have just been soooo stretched! After Jerry's funeral, around 3-4 days later, Ann went in the hospital for a few days. She is a diabetic and has lymphedema in her legs. She also has some cellulitis. When she was in the hospital right after the funeral, the Dr's. think the infection was MRSA. It got a little better, so they let her go home. She has trouble getting around and the leg got irritated again.....so back to the hospital last week she goes!

She wants so badly to prove to herself that she can make it on her own, but I just don't know! The Dr's. are wanting her to go into a Rehab unit for about a month to get her leg healed, but she's afraid she won't get to ever go back home....and I can understand that! However, the Dr. says if she doesn't, she could lose her leg! And on and on it goes.......

I just wish that sometimes the best of the best in God's garden didn't have to have it so hard! Sometimes God allows things for reasons we never, ever know or understand....."His ways are higher than our ways." Maybe it is for someone else's growth or lesson. Ann would say it was worth it. It is so hard sometimes to step out of this fleshly body that we are in and lay everything at the foot of the cross and let God do His work. Why is it that we think we can do things different??

God, you are the only one that can take my heart and ease it's pain. I hurt because Ann is hurting and I don't want her to. But, I'm not asking or begging anything except change MY heart to accept your ways. I trust You and You alone. I love you, Lord.....I love you.