Friday, January 16, 2015

If I Die Young

One of my favorite songs by the band Perry.  I remember leaving Piedmont after my hospital stint and hearing this song.   My family didn't want to hear it, but I did.  I wanted to feel that emotion.  I was numb from the hospital and my diagnosis, but this song just brought all of those emotions out.  "The sharp knife of a short life" couldn't describe my feelings any better at that time.

No, I'm not that young.  I'm 35 now.  I'm not childhood young, but still young.  I still have a beautiful daughter who just turned 10 yesterday.   I want to experience all of those motherly experiences.   But, sometimes that's not the way life goes.  I'm by no means giving up.  Sometimes I get angry.  It's natural.  Even if I live to be 100, my life is forever changed.  But, when I start to get angry with life, I watch this video.  It puts everything into perspective, because evil didn't win.   So, since I'm sort of angry tonight, I'm watching and sharing the video with all of you.  There is good that can come out of all of these situations.  God's love is so great, please just watch the whole thing and see what good came out of such evil.  Yes, it's sad.  But, it's so inspirational to me.  After I watch it, it kinda wakes me up out of  whatever funk I'm in and remember why I'm grateful for this time I've been given and the chance to grow closer to God while sharing that experience with all of you who read this blog.   Link is below.  Just click on it.

Evil Didn't Win

I had the privilege of speaking at church lately.   I loved every minute of it.  If I can bring one person closer to God, it will have all been worth it.  Additionally, St. Williams Catholic church really helped me financially too.  Let me tell you, if you don't have anyone (or even if you do), the church is one of the best places you can turn.   They bring you closer to God like no one else can.   Thank you St. Williams so much for your support.  It's so overwhelming.  And St. Simons Community Church will always be my home.

We also went to the Brunswick Compassion Experience and Karley sponsored a compassion child.  She was tearing up throughout the whole thing.  It was so good for her.  Pics below.   Oh....and she turned the big 10 yesterday!  Happy birthday my sweet girl!

I encourage you to watch the video attached.  If you don't believe, you will.   God has a plan for all of us.  We just don't know what it is yet.

Thank you for your continuous prayers and please pray for our friend Jon L's family.   You all are amazing.  God bless you all.  Thank you for continuing to bless us through Christ.

Psalm 21:11
"Though they plot against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed."  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sam,
    First of all, thank you for sharing your story on this very inspirational blog. I would love to get in touch with you, and wonder if there is an email address at which I could contact you?

    My name is Marika, and I work in a healthcare innovation group working on developing services to aid lung cancer survivors and improve their care (mostly focusing on targeted therapies).
    I would love to speak further with you about our project, what we’re hoping to accomplish, and possibly get your input on our ideas.
    Is that something you think you’d be interested in?
    If so, please shoot me an email at marika@digitaslbi.com, and I can tell you more.

    Sending you all my best wishes,