This party had a great turnout for the first one. Unfortunately my night was cut short because my son had to be taken to the hospital. Everyone had a great time.
Tonight I received a photo from my first ever crush from 1st grade. Her name was Michelle and back in 1975 my first ever girlfriend. It’s funny because she had red hair, I would date three more red heads and marry one.
What a simpler time it was back in 1975. No internet, cell phones, cable TV, video games, block buster movies, etc. I spent most of my time outside. My friends were the best. We were always together. Going to the BigKnob Fair and goofing around.
I’m in the checkered shirt. My blonde hair sticks out like a sore thumb. Lol.
Take it from me life can change in a split second. One minute I’m married and happy and the next minute I’m alone and that’s happened twice to me.
Take tonight… We’re all happy and having fun and my son is playing his guitar at the party. Later on in the evening he goes up stairs to lay down because he’s not feeling well. This is not like him.
Alex said his chest hurt. At 11:00 PM I took him over to the emergency at the Latrobe Hospital. He had an EKG and Chest X-rays done. The time was 11:30 PM.
At 12:30 AM we were told that he had air outside his lungs with a possible hole in his esophagus. The doctor confirmed this.
Alex was taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital at 2:00 AM. He will likely get surgery within hours.
I am now waiting at Children’s for Alex’s arrival. It is now 3:15 AM. Please keep Alex in your prayer today and for the week. I’m not sure what type of surgery the doctors have planned.
Alex is doing well. After multiple test it was determined that he had a small hole is his lung cause by his esophagus. He’s still not out of the woods as an infection is possible. I have to look over him over the next few days.
At the beginning of this post I was one way and at the end another. What 4:00 AM in the morning worrying about your son can do to you. I praise God for His love that strengthens me. True love endures forever.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV
I signed up to volunteer with Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity! I am looking forward to helping out tomorrow. When I was younger I was in construction. Six years for my father and one year for an industrial rubber roofing company called Bowers Inc. I did that while attending college at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
I decided to join missions at church. This will allow me to give my time to those who want more from life. Most of my friends would place me behind a computer working on the church’s website, but after doing that all day that’s the last thing I want to do. I feel that going out where I can help those in need, spread the gospel and give my time to the less fortunate is God’s plan for me. I want to make a difference in peoples lives. I also want my kids to be proud of their father. They can learn valuable stuff that will guide them and teach them about God’s love. If I can make a difference in one person’s life this would all be worth it.
I will be on Jefferson Ave. tomorrow in Greensburg, PA. I can’t wait to start serving. This will make someone a beautiful home.
PHOTOS POSTED TOMORROW.
Today was a busy busy day. Got up at 5:00 AM and worked until 2:00 PM. 9 hours and still have work to do for tonight. Today was a little different because I spent most of my day at Barnes and Noble working.
I was designing a presentation for a company from New York and realized how lucky I have it. Nothing to do with the job I was working on, but the fact I have good kids, my health, a great job and a wonderful family and friends. These are just a few things that make me smile. Sometimes we go through life wishing things could be better. If I were honest, I wouldn’t change my life.
Some people have it really hard. Others make very poor decisions and never learn from their mistakes.
I’ve had the rare opportunity to live an extraordinary life. I’ve made mistakes and have dealt with a lot of loss… a father, 2 brothers, a wife and a son. And one thing I learned is to be greatful for what God has given me. I have a supportive family and friends and kids that truly are a blessing to me.
The choices we make in life shape our future. It’s those decisions that mold us into something new. I’ve changed so much through the years. Growing, understanding, learning and believing; those things that make us better.
“And as they continued to ask Him, He stood up and said to them, ‘Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.’ And once more He bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before Him. Jesus stood up and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.’”
As Christians we are take look upon our own sins first. Be careful not to have hot coals poured over your own head.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. Proverbs 25:22
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
1 John 2:4-6 KJV
As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also. Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
2 Corinthians 6:13-15 (NIV)