To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate
the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.T. S. Eliott
Some of you may think that I've been morbid, lately and thuth be told, most likely I am. Many, many of my Best Friends are clinging to life! I just let go of another Fella who had COPD and is now breathing free with Our Lord! Praise Be to God! This Gentleman was only 76. Funny how when I was 20, I thought 76 was ancient! But now that I'm 52, my perspective has changed! Anyway, his name is Jim and he was a tall man at 6 feet plus a bit but only weighed 90 some lbs. That's one of the consequences of Emphysema! He had been battling courageously for decades and finally, came to the end of his endurance. Watching him, I saw myself! Then there's JoJo, who we all love and adore, giving her all for her "lucky lungs", and Our Friend Laura who has been unconscious in ICU for a Month now. There's my Friend, Jessica, only 25 years old, a young Mother, who has severe bullous emphysema and never smoked! And my Friend Zahc who is totally isolated and really doesn't understand why he's alive. I could go on and on....
Today, I'm about to go in to the hospital for a battery of tests that will clearly map out my status with COPD. I'm scared! I know the tests are only telling me where I'm already at but some things are just plain hard to know! So I wish to ask for your prayers, to help me to accept God's will for me! We are all in His Hands, anyway! And I ask that if you are new here, that you stop and think about this - Life is precious! You are precious to your Family and to your Community (including, especially US!) and to your Creator! Cherish your Health! Do your part today and LIVE Smoke FREE! Take a deep breath and say, Thank You for the Gift of LIFE! PLEASE!