Friday, November 24, 2006

#2 update on dad . . .

My dad came home today and he is doing well. We thank you for praying, the heart cath went great! I believe all of the prayer support paved the way for the successfull stenting by the doctors. He says the headaches are gone and his breathing has improved. Praise God!

For those with a weak stomach, you might want to skip the 'GREEN' part ....

(What follows is a real account of the events that unfolded while I was beginning to type this post - the names have been changed to protect the innocent).

Pause . . . What is that splattering noise? I turn around and here it comes . . .

Woe! one of the cousins just woke up running towards me while losing their cookies all over the kitchen floor! Quick, stop at the sink - don't move .... etc, etc . . . and what is even funnier, I don't even know if they were fully awake to know what was going on . . .

And any of you who have had kids/grand kids know the routine. Clean up time! We were lucky this time, it was only about a 20 foot 'trail of shame' (a reference to the movie R.V.). With lots of quick action and team work (and clorox), everything was cleaner than it was found. Thank goodness for disposable gloves, a strong stomach and of course a sense of 'adventure' around midnight. . . . the other ones did not even wake up. . .
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How about them TIGERS !!!
We saw the first half at home, but had to head out to the wedding and listened to the second half on the road. That was one exciting car ride! Arkansas has got a really good team, but this was our day to win.

Regardless of who wins, I have learned that both success and failure are imposters. (but it is fun to win). I think, and I could be wrong, all of these things in life are sent to test us in one way or another and God only knows the reasons why. I just have to trust and obey, like the old Hymn says, "trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey". I believe God wants us to put Him on the throne of our hearts - above all other things - circumstances, successes, failures, gains and losses - because that is the way we were made to function originally. It all about Him, not us. We are the sheep in His pasture, not the other way around.
Have a good weekend and let's see you in Church this Sunday.
George, the clean-up man . . .

1 comment:

FeatherIron said...

To much turkey will do that too you everytime :-) E got me in the face one time, french fries!

I am so glad your dad is better. It's good that they caught it really.

I pray for you, your mom and now your dad whenever I think of you all.

Keep the faith George!