My life may not perfect but it is blessed because I have a wonderful Lord and Savior who knows me and loves me anyway!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Missing you Papa...

When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you care for me, and how much I care for you,
and each time that you think of me I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready in heaven far above,
and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
for all life, I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for and so much yet to do.
it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while,
I’d say goodbye and hug you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realised that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things that I’d miss come tomorrow.
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity and all I’ve promised you,
Today your life on earth is past but here it’s starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last.
and since each day’s the same, there’s no longing for the past.
But you have been so faithful, so trusting, so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
And you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
for every time you think of me, please know I’m in your heart.
© 2004 Morgana Quinn-Jackson

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Come Drip for Kip Blood Drive

Hey everyone!  I have a neighbor named Kip.  He is a very respected man in our community.  He is a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, and most importantly, a friend to anyone who has had the honor of meeting him.

Kip is dying.  He is suffering from an aggressive form of kidney cancer.  He is in a race to save his life.  Later this week, he will be undergoing an extremely risky surgery to remove a kidney that is home to a rather large tumor.  The chances of him surviving the surgery are very slim.  The chances of him beating the cancer without the surgery are non-existent.  Kip's surgery will require approximately 25 pints of blood.

On January 23, our community is having a Red Cross Blood Drive in Kip's honor.  We are calling the drive, "Come Drip for Kip!"  Any blood type can give.  You do not have to be a match for Kip.  This will simply help replenish the Red Cross' blood supply in Kip's honor.

The drive will be at the First Christian Church of Grove at 4th and Grand in the Celebration Hall.  It will run from 10 am to 2 pm.  You many contact me through this blog or message me on Facebook if you are my friend.

We need lots and lots of participants!  Many friends and family have already expressed their desire to give.  When someone we love is going through a troubling time, we all want to do our part in helping in their recovery somehow, someway.  This will allow many to contribute to the well being of Kip!

I pray that I will see you there!