Sometimes when I feel down I like to count my blessings. Or write notes to myself. When lonely, what do you do?
Counting my Blessings:
- Conquered UCSF and got to see our doctor again, but this time, with a new heart! Thank you, Dr. Cocalis!
- Got to Finish that sleep over at my Auntie’s house in Mill Valley! That’s the last house I got to be in before being whisked away to the ER to hear the diagnosis of heart failure. Loved being with my Nor Cal family again.
- Enjoyed the SF Symphony with my family inside the concert hall, backstage, and in our Loge seats! Compliments of the SF Symphony for Benioff patients! Thanks for the adventure, Ben!
4. Scooted my first 5K! Supported by 30 family and friends to raise money for UCLA Mattel Children’s Child Life Program. They took such good care of me for two months straight. And they keep on doing it day in and day out… because sadly, there’s no shortage of sick kids like me.
This post is pretty scattered, serious, and staggered. Hey what is your name? (scattered) Remember that God is taking care of you and that He watches over you. (serious) Happy Summer, Happy nurses week, Happy Ian day. (staggered)
I feel good. (Number one question I am asked, I think, “How are you feeling?”) I love you Guys. Every single one of you. My life has taught me that. Spray your roly polies, they breathe through gills. Remember that the word of the Lord is like a sword, but a sharp sword, an unfailing sword, like a dagger. Hey! That works well.
Under CA penal code 21980, you may not carry a concealed fixed blade dirk or dagger or stabbing weapon, but under penal code 22000 you may have a fixed blade in a sheath visible at your waste. How cool is that? So when I think of a dagger I think of it being precise. If I wanted to skin a rabbit I couldn’t use a big dang, twenty sword, but I coud use my dagger. It has millions of uses just like the Bible. Remember that too. (and the rules for carrying fixed bladed weapons.)
How is life? I hope everything is swell. I want everyone to know that you’re really awesome just the way you are. Why does God love you? Because He does. So, God loves us because He loves us. It doesn’t matter because circular reasoning works, because circular reasoning works, because circular reasoning works and on and on till the cows come home. So why does God love us? Other than the fact that He does, (because circular reasoning works, because circular reasoning works,) well, you fill in the blanks. God loves us because ___________. Your guess is as good as mine. It’s true. I don’t know. But God knows. These things we don’t know are things I like to call, Rosy Top Secret Beautifulness. It makes me feel warm inside to know that God loves me and has a plan. His plans are exact, accurate and swift. In fact his epically epic epicness, can be summed up like this, “He’s not a tame Lion.” -Mr. Beaver from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Wow, we don’t serve a God we can lead about, or one who will do whatever we say. We can’t command him to do things. He aint a conforming God. God calls us to conform to Him rather than the world. God loves His creation. So why? Why did God do that? OR that? Or the thing he just did in Czechoslovakia that I don’t even know about? The thing is we can’t call Him to witness, testify, or justify. The thing is it happens.
In some ways, it is frustrating. In others, it is enlightening.
People, who think “I am being a good christian, ” Will fade at the hint of trouble. But if you know that God has direct plans, and you trust in His will not your own, you, then, are ready to take up your cross.
All of God’s plans are to take us to heaven. All of us.
Lets start with a recall: I was at camp, I got sick, I went to the hospital, In, Out, In, Out, In, Out, In then Out with a new HEART. Good, you should be caught up now.
Alright, the other day Mom and I spoke to some Nurses and some nurse students. They all seemed pretty happy, and as my grandma remarked, “You couldn’t even tell it was a nurses convention.” (I think Nana was expecting them to be wearing scrubs.) Happy Nurses Week to all of our nurses from North to South, East to West, sweet-smelling and otherwise!
Then last night I went to the Tribulation Chamber (If you are weird you might call it an ER, or Emergency Room.) The nurse who gave me an IV was also a student Nurse. Just like the ones at the convention. She messed up. So even if you Graduate with a 3.6. You can still ruin some poor kids day (not mine since my day never gets ruined, most of the time). No one is perfect. That is why we need Jesus. His body was pure. Pure. Pure. Say it again out loud. Pure, Louder. PURE! Okay do you know what it means now?
JESUS WAS SO PURE HE COULDN’T DIE. HE WAS SO PURE HE ATONED FOR ALL THE SINS, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.. That’s very pure.
Jesus Died because he Loves us. Why does he love us? He just does. We don’t move him, he moves us. How is everyone? I hope you are fine.
Everyone is Dying, But God Loves us so.