PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!!!!! This just might SAVE your life.
Wow it’s been 5 years, 6 months and 20 days since our Kelsey passed away. Our (Ronnie and I) hearts break each and every day over her loss. I can’t even begin to describe the emptiness we both feel. I still cry every day of my life for her and I will for the rest of my life.
But what everyone doesn’t know is everything else that has happened in our life these past 5 years, 6 months, and 20 days. We do NOT want sympathy, I am just telling this story in hopes that people will read it and understand what we have been through and how we are surviving. Maybe someone will learn something by readying it.
Shortly after Kelsey passed away my mom started to get dementia really bad. For the past 3 years I along with my older sister have been taking care of our parents. In September of last year, we almost lost my dad on several occasions. He had heart stints put in and a few months later had to have a double bypass open heart surgery. Today I go to their house 2 times (my lunch time and after work) a day to give medications and help with cleaning. My older sister and I are there every weekend and take our parents on mini trips to get them out of the house. What a lot of my family doesn’t realize is that daddy is forgetting things now. Not as bad as momma, but he forgets things. They are living their last days. They may live a year, they may live another 5 years. We don’t know. They took care of me all my life; it is my turn to take care of them. Ronnie helps out a lot as well and has to put up with my crankiness because I get so tired. In the Bible, one of the commandments is
“Honor your father and mother”.
And “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord” found in Colossians 3:20.
Yes I have been angry in the past at things that have aspired with my momma and daddy, but I have put them to rest. We are to love one another no matter what.
Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Ronnie, the healthiest man in Sault Ste Marie, isn’t healthy. He has had some serious health issues that we have had to deal with. But we are hoping with his next doc appointment things will be better.
My older sister was diagnosed recently with stage 4 COPD. I take care of her now as much as she lets me. She can be stubborn!!!
Now we are dealing with another child (Not Courtney) of ours that is SERIOUSLY ill. I can’t even begin to list the things that are wrong with her. She hasn’t lived the best life and has done some really stupid (sorry) things, BUT we love her just the same. And it hurts to see her like that. We want her healthy and we will NEVER give up on here. It doesn’t matter what she has done as long as she prays and asks for forgiveness and ask God to come into her heart, she will be forgiven. We don’t want to have to bury another daughter. So I hope if she is ready this, she will really read Colossians 3: 8 -11:
Colossians 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Yes, there were times I wanted to give up. And I am human and there may be times ahead I want to give up, but loving the Lord, having Faith, and Praying has got both Ronnie and I through this. And it will continue to get us through.
THIS is what we live for now:::::::::
1 Thessalonians 4 :13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage each other with these words.
In conclusion I hope you all read this. I am sure there are others out there that have had a harder life then what we have had over the past 5 years. But reading the Bible and really understanding it and doing what God has asked you to do, and Love Him. Have that relationship with him so you too can go to Heaven.