Thursday, September 20, 2007

God Bless Drew and Mary Ann

September is always difficult in my job and at home, but this has been a little bit less hurried week, both home and at work for which I am thankful.

However, today was an emotional day -- I attended the funeral of a co-worker's son who had served in Iraq. Four months ago, his vehicle was hit by an IED and he was left paralyzed from the neck down. Such a sincere, dynamic young man with a strong faith. He chose to be removed from his respirator, before his troop that he commanded arrived back in the States. It was a beautiful and emotional service, and it ended with a recording of him saying goodbye, thanking people for their love and support, and asking for their understanding. You could hear the respirator in the background. Heartbreaking, and touching. Just attending that service made me want to be a better person, to live my life in a way that really matters, you know? Jesus IS my Lord and Savior, and I want to live my life to the fullest everyday to His glory.

Then, I went straight from the memorial service to a mammogram appointment, and spent that appointment thinking of my dear friend who's battling cancer caused from radiation treatments during her breast cancer battle. She is the model of grace and kindness, and I so miss seeing her face at work every day. I pray for a miracle of healing, and am thankful for her friendship.

Let's all take a moment out of crafting and hurriedness, and thank the Lord for our good health, shall we?

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

You said: "Jesus IS my Lord and Savior, and I want to live my life to the fullest everyday to His glory."

I say, "AMEN!"

vegasangelbrat said...

You said: "Let's all take a moment out of crafting and hurriedness, and thank the Lord for our good health, shall we?"
I do everyday! Big Amen and prayers are always up!

Anonymous said...

Amen, amen. Thanks for reminding me that even when something is getting me down, I am blessed.

Your tea pal

Anonymous said...

I'm praying that you continue to grow in His strength every day!

Thank you for reminding me that my goal each day should be to live for His glory.

Your FFBE Pal

lauriec said...

I thank God everytime I get an email about a soldier who has been killed or hear about one being injured. All I can think is "there but for the grace of God . . " Our unit's had a bad run of it lately.

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Keeping her, her family & you in my prayers!

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