Monday, March 27, 2006

Practice what you ...

You know you must be operating in the mercy and love of God when your dog decides he wants to be walked - at 4:30 am!!! and you do not strangle his little 16 lbs behind. Now he lets me know this by starting with a low growl, after a few minutes of growling he throws in a low bark and then works his way into full blown barking. He just had to pee I guess. I try to be understanding since he is in a kennel/cage and cannot just pee when or where he choses. He has to be let out, so I try to put myself in his shoes - or should i say paws. I would appreciate being walked when i had to go. So, praise God for my little dog.
I started worrying about my Monday CT scan in Houston next week. I told Robin I'm going to have to practice what I preach and take the one day at a time approach - like God showed us in the very beginning when all of this started. I can honestly say I am not looking forward to it, just looking forward to getting through it. One day at a time. Yes Lord.
Today was another good one. I just have to watch out when those red beans and rice are being served. Wow. Why send Exxon to the Gulf of Mexico when they could just back a truck up to my house. I'm not kidding. That stuff can get pretty painful. No potty humor implied. No more beans for me for at least a few weeks. Other wise the day was as normal as could be.
Fed the fish and while doing so, Shellton made an appearance or two, but kept his distance. The hawks were both sighted in the nest together for a while. Prior to this the male was in an adjacent tree. The female flew over next to him on the same limb and he gave her what appeared to be something to eat. He stepped over a few feet and let her tear into it. He flew away and then she returned to the nest. She is hanging around the nest more now than she has been so maybe an egg is on the way or may already be in the nest. And no, for those of you wondering, I am not climbing the tree to find out.
My parents are here for few days. That is always a welcomed treat. We have a good time together. Thanks to some ladies at HCA, we ate real good tonight. The food was graded 'A+' by all who partook.
LSU ladies basketball team won against Stanford tonight. It, like so many other games in the elite 8, was a close game. Uncomfortable type of close. But they won and like the men's team are going to the final four.
Cancer vs. the other "C" words - Courage ' the quality of mind that enables one to face danger with self-possession, confidence, and resolution: bravery.' The root word is Latin for heart.
I remember the morning at OLOL hospital - around 6 am - that the surgeon came in and told me they really think this is cancer, not a gallstone. He left and there I sat with the news. What do you say? Did he really say cancer? Was I dreaming? What do I tell my wife and kids? Then the Lord was my helper and my shield. He told me to have courage. Courage to me is not being without fear, but rather moving forward - in faith - in the face of fearful news or circumstances.
God was with me then and is still with me today. He is faithful.
Courage is another great "C" word.
Have a blessed day and be a blessing to all you meet. GW

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

HELLO GEORGE
JUST A LITTLE NOTE TO SAY THAT THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE TO GET UP WITH YOUR PRECIOUS PUP IN THE EARLY MORNING CALL PAUL. HE NEEDS SOME ENCOURAGEMENT ON THAT ONE. HE THINKS HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS TO GET UP WITH THE DOG. SO NOW HE WANT FEEL ALL ALONE. AGAIN THANKS FOR THE LETTER YOU WROTE ON UNITY. HAVE A GREAT DAY. GAYLE WALLACE

kayla said...

Hey George,
We certainly understand the puppy potty stuff. Thankfully ours has been sleeping through the night lately. (like having a baby again!) We really enjoyed your daughter on the trip this weekend to Dallas. She is an awesome young lady. I was blessed to see her worshipping the Lord with abandon and to observe her character. She's obviously a Godly young lady. But hey- she gets it honest :^). Ya'll be blessed! Kayla