Throughout the transplant waiting, God was teaching our family some very important lessons. We just did not realize
what we were learning until later. Patience was a big lesson, because as I got more
and more sick, my family and I, just couldn't understand what was taking so long. There always seemed to be more questions
than answers, and all the while I was getting worse. Then there was TRUST, I had to
learn to trust God with everything, because at that point, I had no control over what was happening in my life. No matter
how much I wanted things to just be done, so I could be better, God wanted my trust, that He was in control and things were
on His timetable not mine.
Also learning that I had a family and church that were praying for me was another milestone.
I hadn't realized up to that point that I had such a big support group behind me. I have come to understand that there
were alot of churches praying for me through extended friends, as well. I would like to personally thank them all!
Their unending faith and prayers to the Father, did help!
Sometimes in life we try to take on too many things. We try to do all we can, and we forget to
ask God for directions. God should be where we get our road map for life, not our emergency map after we
My wife and I have learned to lean a little more strongly on the Lord God our Father for every need that comes into our
lives. We know that God helps those who help themselves, but we also know we are to ask daily for direction, and forgiveness.
Without these things, this life can truly be a hard road to travel alone. I am doing well, by Gods grace, I live each
day for Him! Thankfully we have a loving God, that helps and guides us.