Re: For Lilc re:Romans 8:28
Fancy, headaches are gone (but still not bending over!) and I've been pretty good lately.
Mom passed away September 2, 2001. My sister and I were to go through her things September 11. I woke up and turned the TV on that day. I wasn't much help to my sister, the world had changed so profoundly... Poor thing, my sister was supposed to fly home (PHX back to MN) the next day. I ended up putting her on a Greyhound that Saturday.
My relationship with Mom was strained at best, I was always a disappointment to her. But when she went into Hospice I quit my job and helped Dad take care of her. When she died, I was the only one in the room with her. During those 6 months we made our peace, and I now know she loved me and was proud of me.
It is truly a "Romans 8:28" story. I ended up living in a city I had not planned to live in, joined a church (after 30 years away), couldn't find a job after 6 months out of the market and now make double the money I was making before, working for my best friend who helped me find my church (she joined the same church AFTER I did!).
To me, every step of this sometimes painful journey has been a gift. I don't believe in coincidence at all any longer, and I know it is no coincidence that I ended up at this board. You all are truly gifts from God, to me.
Having said all that, you should know that I am determined to find a fancier cane than yours. When I find it, you'll be the first to know! There, gauntlet thrown!!!
(I'll tell my mom to look up your mom tonight. They probably already know each other.)