Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hello After Good-bye!

That is a promise that I hold to every time I have to say good-bye to someone I love. If you are saved, then the good-bye isn't final. Praise the Lord! We said our farewells to Bro. Jesse today. I think we did him proud. It was a wonderful service. So many lives have been touched because of this one man and many of them were there to pay respect. Mrs. Sue is a rock! I am in complete amazement at her. I know she is hurting, but she made sure she hugged everyone and told them that Bro. Jesse loved each one.
So, today we said good-bye. But, one day we will say hello again.!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Gone To Be With The Lord!

That's where Bro. Jesse is. We are all hurting, but Praise God, Bro. Jesse isn't. My husband and I were thinking, he doesn't even have Stub, Nub, and Cub anymore. He has five fingers on both hands! There is a great reunion going on now with all the family and friends in Heaven. But, I know Bro. Jesse is with Jesus right now and will be for a while. Mrs. Sue is doing OK right now, but like she said she's in shell shock. So keep her in your prayers, as well as the rest of the family and friends. He was a beloved man who touched and helped so many. I'm sad he's gone, but glad for him.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Saw For Myself

We went to see Bro. Jesse tonight. I saw and heard for myself how he is doing. He has good color in his face, but sounds very weak. He started his first session of chemo last night and will be done with it sometime in the morning. They are giving it to him very slowly because he is so weak. He seems to be taking it OK and that is an answer to prayer. Keep praying!
On another note, I am so tired of preachers and pastors picking the King James Bible apart. Another prominent man has said that the King James is not the inspired Word of God, however it is divinely translated. Now, the word divine was looked up by a student at our school, and the definition was "of God." Go figure. What's wrong with the Old Black Book?!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I know I have said that before, but I really do! It takes a perfectly healthy person and destroys them. Bro. Jesse is not doing well at all. The tests that were run yesterday showed no reason for him not to be able to eat. They say it could be side effects from the radiation still lingering. He is having breathing problems. His speech is slurred. I'm told it sounds like his tongue is swollen. They are going ahead with chemo tomorrow. Mrs. Sue asks that we pray that chemo will help, that he will take it ok, and that nothing happens. Pray that it will help comfort him. Pray for his family. Pray for Mrs. Sue.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bro. Jesse is back in the hospital. He is having problems eating. They did an MRI or a CAT scan this afternoon. I'm sorry I don't know which one (I have been told both). They are checking to see if there is anything blocking the food as he swallows it. He just can't keep any food down. He had to drink the nasty stuff for this test, and it took him quite a while to drink it from what I am told. They should know the results of the test tomorrow. Keep praying for him to be comfortable. I think he was supposed to have his first chemo treatment today. Pray!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Some days, I just don't know what to say here. Today is one of those days. I have been busy all day and yet it seems like I got nothing done. I started the laundry and only got a couple of loads done. Well, not even a couple, the second is still in the dryer. I didn't want to do much at all today. I bought groceries, cooked supper, and that is about all I completed. Oh yeah and I managed to hurt my hubby. He had me pinned down and I couldn't move, not even to bite him. I usually have that out. So, I kick him in the back of his thigh with my heel. I didn't mean to hurt him, but I wanted it to hurt enough to let me go. Well, he did! LOL! But he has a pretty good knot on his leg now. Never liked being pinned down. I fight hard to get loose. One day he'll learn! LOL!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I was standing near a window at school and saw my hubby driving around the corner. So, I waited for him to come in and he never did. After about 15 minutes, I decided to go get my phone and find out why he was just driving by. So, as I headed that way, my son comes around the corner smiling. Then he pulls from behind his back a vase with two roses! So, instead of asking him what he was doing when I called, I said, "I love you!" He sure is good to me. I don't deserve it. But I am so glad that he thinks I do. That's just like with God. He blesses us so much and we don't deserve it, but God must think so. That's why He is a good God!
Bro. Jesse is still weak from radiation. He had his last radiation treatment today. Chemo will start next week. I'm so sad that he isn't able to come to church. I know that is eating him up. Pray hard for him and Mrs. Sue!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I Finally Made It............... the dentist! Boy my mouth and teeth sure do feel good! I know it sounds crazy, but I love to go to the dentist. I tell you I know when my six months are up. I really like my teeth and gums to be clean. Many years ago after my son was born, I had some pretty bad problems with them. Once those problems were corrected, I have tried not to miss my cleanings. But I sure am glad I got it done. It is way over due this time because of certain problems, that I won't go into here, that led me to go to a new dentist. I'm glad I did.
Bro. Jesse is as good as can be expected. He is weak from what I am told. I am waiting for things to calm down a little at his home and then I will go visit him and see for myself. :) Remember to pray for Mrs. Sue when you pray for Bro. Jesse. She needs peace and strength and comfort.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Twelve years ago today, I lost my mom. I hate that. Twelve years gone. Twelve years of life without her. Twelve years of my son never knowing just how much she loved him. On the other hand, she has been with Jesus twelve years. She's been in her mansion twelve years. She hasn't been sick with cancer for twelve years! This I rejoice in. As much as I miss her and need her here, I could never call her back, not that she would come. Besides, she is taking care of the baby I miscarried thirteen years ago. My greatest loss is that my son has to grow up without knowing her, but God gave him a memory of her. I'm so grateful for that. She wasn't a perfect mom, but she was the greatest. And I still miss her very much.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Out of Control

I am an organized person. I have to be because everything moves so quickly in my mind. I have all this stuff that I need to do going around in there and if I don't write it down, I forget it. I can't clean my house like I should because I will start in one room and when I leave that room to go put something up, I start cleaning in there! So I clean parts at a time. LOL! Anyhow, it seems that I have lost my organization. I feel like I'm going crazy. I begun today fighting this crazy problem of mine. I have to organize my surroundings so my mind will be organized. Weird, huh? It's a silly hangup of mine.
Bro. Jesse is doing good. He is taking his radiation, but it is wearing him out. He hasn't started chemo yet, but they were supposed to meet with the doctor about that this week. He had a hamburger the other day from Dairy Queen and said it was the best one he's had. Wow! He was deprived of solid food way too long! LOL Keep praying.

Monday, February 2, 2009

God Is Good!

Sometimes we just never really see just how good God is! For the last month I have been carrying this burden. I cried over it and prayed and prayed and prayed. And just this past weekend God lifted it and gave me peace. The Lord is good! He takes care of us even when we don't realize it. He cares for His own! I'm so glad He is on my side and always there when I need Him. Thank you, Lord, for being so good!