Tuesday, September 11, 2007

our GOD reigns....

God is so incredibly faithful. As hard as yesterday started out it ended in a blaze of glory. Thanks to the offer of Nicole A. I was able to take two days off of school, she is teaching my classes. Thurs. and Fri. is a school retreat so I will be able to be home till Monday. I felt like I needed to be here for physical support but mostly to wage warfare while standing by his side. Yesterday God confirmed to me through a friend to stand on one of the original promises, which was the story of Shadrach, Mescah, and Abednego. That promise was so clear to me back in Feb 2006 I am sure I blogged about it back then. I am going to look for it just to refresh the memory of it.

Jesus IS the FOURTH man in the fire and oh how true that is. He has been a firm foundation under our feet, the friend that sticks closer than a brother. We are coming out. God has promised and we all believe. I can't wait to see how God intends to activate the Body of Christ in the midst of this trial. It amazes me how you all have rallied around us. Just think what that type of unity can accomplish for the Kingdom of God.

Today George started out with some cream o'wheat, and a while ago I fed him a bowl and a half of homemade chicken noodle soup. He has drank one and a half bottles of Gatorade and we are believing for more. Saints we victory in every small battle won, knowing the ultimate battle is the Lords.

More later,'
Robin

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Robin
I am so glad that you were bless to be off the rest of this week. I know George really appreciates you. Thanks Nicole A. for blessing our sister in the Lord. You are an amazing woman. Take this time to spend with George and get some meat on those bones George Waites. Praise the Lord when reading your blog I got the Holy Ghost goose bumps. We are coming out of the fire and Praise the Lord that George will soon be dancing at the altar. Watch out Robin he is going to take your place. Just joking there want be enough room up there for all of us when that day comes. Love you Gayle

Russell said...

Robin and George,
The ANCHOR holds! Though the winds blow hard and the rain beats down relentlessly, though the waves beat against you from all sides...
THE ANCHOR HOLDS and its name is CHRIST JESUS, the REDEEMER, the FAITHFUL ONE, COMPASSIONATE AND FULL OF LOVE!!
Stay the course, dear ones.
Love,
Russell

Sonja said...

Small moves George, small moves...We will not despise the day of small beginnings!!!
Awesome...let us speak to the cells and call forth health to them, every single one!!!

We miss seeing your face George but we are happy Robin is keeping YOU in line and letting us know what is going on...remember when we are weak, HE SHOWS HIMSELF STRONG!!!

PUSHING...

Sonja

Anonymous said...

Robin & George,

You are in my prayers. I know that God is able and faithful to do that which He has said. We stand on that word that George will manifest the miraculous power of God's healing in his body. Even as the flesh is weak, it is easy to see how both of your spirits have strengthened....what a testimony and inspiration to all of us in itself.
Love you,
Tara

joyce said...

Good, good, good!!!
Feed that man.... whatever it takes to keep his strength up. I'm sure your being home with him did help a lot. Like you said...."just to wage warfare" is a big part of this ordeal. Try not to get too worn out. Rest when you can Robin so you can stay strong as well.
Feed yourself and try not to get overwhelmed. God's got His hand on you all.
Many, MANY are praying on your behalfs and asking about George and you all.....
Hang in there.
The Mahans
P.S. Is there anything we can do to help?? Please let us know if so.

Tiffany Nicole said...

Robin and Family,
You are all in our hearts and prayers today.(Thursday Sept.13, 2007) I pray you will keep up the strength we all hear in these written memories of your families life. We will miss hearing from George and pray you will continue to keep this blog ALIVE! I know in time through God, George will speak to you and encourage the words to flow. My two happy moments with George were when I first moved to Baton Rouge and during a Birthday party. George showed up in his working scrubs to help us unload our truck.(Sept. 2005) We arrived around 11pm or so and there was George ready and willing to help us move in after working all day! We shared some words and I felt such kindness in his voice and knew he was a giving person, full of heart and passion for the Love of God. The last time I saw George was during Wil Howell's Birthday party last year. I was able to meet his children and see Robin once again. We played the "CUP" game and a few others. I still remember the laughter and excitement in George's eyes! I remember thinking how much courage and strength I saw in him. The laughter and smiles coming from a man fighting for his life will always be the last images I have of George. I pray for courage and love to fill your hearts as your family mourn. I pray for warmth and closure to surround your family. Thanks for sharing George's journey on this blog. I found courage and looked forward to reading the blog postings as I was going through my own loss this summer. Ryan's mother passed away in June and we both loss a blessed little baby in August. I do want to mention that we shared the pregnancy news with Ryan's mother June 25th, 2007, three days before she passed away. I will close with an e-mail that was sent to me yesterday from a lady named Gertrude. It shows how easily WE are ALL touched by others through our sharing, or blog postings. She read my story of the loss of a little one and shared the below words.
Hi, Tiffany Nicole, It is ok to feel sad. It takes great courage to feel all emotions including the ones we often call negative. Give yourself time. The thought entered my mind or spirit that your little one maybe just came to your family to help your mother-in-law make the passing, the journey to the other side of life. Whatever the reason for leaving, your baby is still your baby, still in contact with you. Try writing your mother-in-law, restore the contact, she is not lost, you are.
You did nothing wrong, it sounds you were taking very good care of yourself and your baby.
Maybe you can ask your baby to remember your blueprint and that of your husband, to come again and join your family. I wish you and your family well. I just wrote you from my heart, where your story touched me. Give yourself time, forgive yourself, be gentle and loving to yourself.
Greetings Gertrude
Love & Blessed Hugs to You and your family. Tiffany Nicole

theclydes said...

Robin and family -- our hearts go out to you today. We know George will no longer feel pain, but the journey for your family is one we can't relate to. May God support and comfort you all.

Godspeed, George. We will see you again soon....

Love,
The Clydes

Anonymous said...

Dear Robin this is Carole's mom, Linda. I was so sad for you and your family to here about Georges passing. Everyone down here got such a blessing from Georges' blog.
We laughed and cried at times. We all came to love George and your family and we saw Christ in George and we are happy for him that he is with his heavenly father. We will miss him greatly.
Please except our deepest sympathy.
Linda Utt and Family.

Anonymous said...

I am posting this because I think that this is something that George would want to say to all of us:

"If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;


I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
and since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart "

In memory of a much loved friend.

Paul S.

Karen said...

Robin,
I'm so sorry for your (our) loss, but you are more than covered by God's grace. I just don't have any words. I love you and George. I'm so glad he is on the other side where we all long to be. Peace, sister.

Lisa said...

Dearest Waites Family,

I cannot begin to tell you how saddened we are for your loss. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers for sometime now. I have kept up with the struggles and victories through this blog and so many times it has touched me. George was an amazing man of great character. He never once falter in his faith or beliefs. What an amazing testimony and legacy. I'm glad that his pain and suffering has ended, but he will be greatly missed! I cannot imagine what your family is feeling now, but have comfort in knowing that George is with his Heavenly Father and is no longer suffering.

With Our Deepest Sympathies,

The Thaxton Family
(Ralph, Lisa, Jory, Jobi & Jaeln)

Anonymous said...

George,....

We will see you at the at the gates! We will miss you until that time comes.

Bill