Got to wake up in my own house today and cook my kids breakfast, visit with brother-in-law over lunch (Chinese food at the King Buffet) and visit my friends at CVT. They did a raffle for us and today was the day to pull three tickets. It worked out that I was present and they wanted me to do the honors. We shook the box between each pull and can you believe who won the big gas grill? The first house we lived in when i moved to Baton Rouge in 1989 had the best neighbors - Frank and Laurie - it was them! They had bought some tickets - I didn't even know they knew about the raffle. What a small world. (Again, thankyou CVT freinds for helping raise some money - it will come in very handy once the bills start rolling in). Then it was off to a basketball game or make that two games. Then there was a senior send off for some of the kids at school. That made for a full day/evening.
Here is a few lines from a song I wrote about 5 years ago.
Live every day, like it may be your last
You can mold your future, but you can't change your past
Your yesterdays, they are all gone
But tomorrow, is yet to come
I have really been trying to soak up as much life as i can for these 3 days before going back for the surgery. The people, sights and sounds. Friends and family make life so much richer. I could not have asked for anything better. God is so good. I pray that all who read this will be moved to reconsider their lives. May God open our eyes to see things as He does.
God be with you -GW/RW.