Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Celebration in heaven

This past Sunday the angels in heaven were rejoicing as another Child entered into the family of God. My 7 year old granddaughter asked Jesus into her heart. When my daughter called to tell me J. had something she wanted to say I kind of guessed what it was but waited for J to come to the phone.

She said the worship service was awesome at church that day and the Lord's supper was great and God told her she was ready to take the next step. She prayed with her family and now we are going to be in heaven together. Such an insight for a little girl to have.

So Let's just praise the Lord for another soul saved by the grace of a loving Father.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

good news bad news

Last week I had my annual mammogram. I hate this torture so much that I put it off as long as possible. I have never had aproblem with any of the myriad ones I've had done so imagne my surprise when a bright yellow letter arrived telling me that I needed to have a repeat done. Of course the letter came on the weekend so I had to wait until this past Monday to schedule this.

As I am one who does not like to wait for something that could be life changing I call my doctor on Monday and had them schedule me for the dreaded procedure. I was squeezed, twisted and squeezed again. Not just once but twice and in-between sessions I was sat in the hallway while the radioligist looked at the films. All this was done just to tell me that all they saw was folded breast tissue. I wonder if the people will remember me and take the time to position the tissue right the first time and not have to call me back for a second visit next year.

All you ladies who have not had your mammogram do so. It is the way to catch something early and breast cancer is the easiest to cure if you don't let it go by hiding your head in the sand. I am not proud of the fact that I put mine off as long as possible but I do get it done yearly. So that is my good news, bad news for today. Have a great day in the Lord.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The end of one of life's phases

This year has been a roller coaster ride from the beginning to the present. After the Christmas break my grandson M who lives with me decided to not return to school. He was through, not interested, and just being a real hard headed tennager about it until his dad visited the school and found out that if he would buclke down he could graduate. So in all the drama, M did return to finish his senior year. Or should I say attempt to finish the year.

You know, my kids were sometimes rebellious and hard headed but M takes the cake. We were constantly having to remind him to go to bed, get up, get to school, and to make a long story short, just graduate. Did he? No way. He played at school, being late was the norm in his life. Because of this he was told he could get his diploma but not walk in the graduation line.

We thought he was just going to have to work in jobs that were menial because he just did not care, we thought. To our amazement, M. enrolled in the alternative school in our county this year. He can work at his own pace in this school and can complete his missing credits quickly. (He only lacks 1/2 credit in English.) If he finishes the course before the end of the year and he will he will get a letter for him to have to show that he has graduated and then at the end of the year he can walk in the graduation line and receive the coveted piece of paper that shows he did finish. Praise the Lord!

Now if he can really decide to get with the program and be on time every day maybe he can get a job that has a future or maybe He. Will. Dicide. To. Go. On. With. His. Education. Fingers crossed and in constant prayer that he will make the committment to further his education.