Monday, September 22, 2008

Gordie Day/Fundraiser

Gordie Day/Fundraiser

Saturday, 9/20/2008 Buck and Verna Mowday along with family and friends had a fundraiser event for our family. It included a motorcycle ride, car show, barbeque chicken and breakfast. The weather was absolutely perfect. There were about 40 bikes that showed up for the ride and a dozen or so cars. It was a fun day of fellowship, food and fun. The fastest amish buggy in the world was there too courtesy of Jim Groff and his son Doug. All in all it was a great day. I am so thankful for everyone that made this day a success. The proceeds will help with bathroom modifications and other things insurance will not cover. I can't express my gratitude enough for everyone that donated and volunteered. I am blessed to have such caring people surrounding me and my family as we cope with this dreadful disease and the difficulties that it presents.
I got to ride in that buggy,very fast!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grand Opening

This past weekend was the grand opening for the Gap Family Center. I was able to spend some time with Bill and Karen who are close friends of ours from Florida. They have impacted my life more than they will ever know.
At several times throughout the weekend there were several different concerts that were part of the event. I went to the Sonicflood concert and they were awesome. The lead singer gave his testimony about his battle with chromes disease and how he was healed. He reminded me once again that God has a purpose and plan for our lives. It really resonated with me and spoke to me personally, yes I am in God's will for my life, regardless of the circumstances surrounding my life.
Sunday night the Isaacs had a concert and one of the songs they sang was I Surrender All. Even though my physical body is failing me, I will surrender all to him. They too spoke of God's plan and purpose in our lives. I guess God is affirming that I am in his plan for my life. By faith I am trusting him and putting my life in his hands.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

This weekend

This weekend Emy and her sisters and Mom went to Ocean City, Maryland, something they do every September. I'm glad she can get away once in a while without her having to worry about me. Chad and Clint stayed with me for the weekend and took care of me. They are such a blessing to have around. They do a great job taking care of me. It was nice to spend the weekend with them watching football. Go Cowboys!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday we went to church, our first service in the new Gap Family Center. It was good to be all together in one service. Merrill talked about change and how we deal with it. I was thinking about how our lives have changed so much in the last couple of years dealing with ALS. While I still struggle with this change at times, I know God has a purpose in everything that happens in our lives. I pray for strength to hang in there and except what God's doing in my life. All I know is one day we will see the complete picture and we will understand why these things happen.
We can't always control our circumstances, but we can control how we handle them.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Labor day has come and gone and to me that means one thing, summer is almost gone and fall is fast approaching. The days get shorter, the kids are back to school, and cold weather is right around the corner. I don't really care for the winter months.
We spent the day with family and had a great time. the weather was absolutely perfect, and the food was great.
The past several weeks have been somewhat difficult for me. I feel slight changes taking place which is never a good thing with ALS. My arms feel weaker, my hands are weaker making things like eating, typing, turning pages when reading more difficult to do. I am extremely grateful that my breathing is relatively unaffected so far. I pray for healing every day,but I also know that if healing doesn't happen here on this earth I will be made whole when I get to heaven. I am grateful for a caring wife and family. They help me cope more than they realize most times. Pray for Emy and the boys as they travel this journey with me because I certainly couldn't do this by myself.
It is another gorgeous day outside and I praise God for giving me another day to enjoy!
As I am posting this I am listening to a song with lyrics stating God will provide. I'm counting on that.