Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
At 3ish the photographer for the News Sentinel showed up. We told her stome stories from China, and then Jennifer Boen from the news paper showed up. She did the interview, asked many good questions, and did a good job like she always does. She will be writing a good article.
Chris's tire on his Lincoln was making the whole thing shake really bad for the past couple of days. He thought it was the roters.....turns out the tire was loose. Roters are still bad, but the friggin tire was coming off. LOL. he tightened it on, and it hardly shook at all. I laughed a bit.
I got a lot of E-Mails accomplished today. A LOT. I amaze myself how many of those things I write. God is so good, God is so good, God is so good...he's so good to me.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Today I got to feeling pretty raw about Chelsy. ughhhh! I need to just forgive and FORGET! WHY IS THIS SO HARD FOR ME?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
After the pool party, me and Chris went disk golfing. It was much fun for the front 9 holes. But the back 9 I didn't throw, I just enjoyed everyones company. Felt good to be back with the friends I care about so much about.
I am super tired.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
We left the hospital at 2:30PM, so around 1ish my mom and I started to say good bye to all our friends. It sucked, and was really hard, especially to this lil lady. I know she will be strong and continue to see awesome results from the stem cell treatment. Our new friends Chris and Melanie had been with us from the very start of our last day in China also. Melanie and my mom went out to get a new suite case to carry all the stuff my MOM and i bought in China. When my mom and Melanie went out, me and Chris stayed back and talked. I am really going to miss all the stories Chris had to tell. He does such a good job of telling them too. I could really improve my story telling skills from Chris. Hopefully I will see him again in the future. I think once I realized I was back in Indiana. I felt super thankful. Thankful to all the people who supported me both emotionally, religiously, and finicially. Because without those people, and everything they did for me, this trip and treatment wouldn't have become a reality. At least not this early in the game. OK, back to the emotions. I am home now, tomorrow I am going to call my boss and try to get my job back, I have some things I have to deal with that hadn't gotten dealt with before I left. I feel like.........OK, back to where everything started. I know I have to just trust that this is where I am suppose to be for the time being. That is ok too. It really is, even though I am pretty unsure about many, many things.........That is ok. It just is.
And so.....I'm HOME
*Accept that some days you're the pigeon,and some days you're the statue.
* Always keep your words soft and sweet,just in case you have to eat them.
* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can berecalled by their maker.
* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again,it was probably worth it.
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply be kind to others.
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time,because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.Just get up and dance.
* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
* The second mouse gets the cheese.
* When everything's coming your way,you're in the wrong lane.
* Birthdays are good for you.The more you have, the longer you live.
* You may be only one person in the world,
...but you may also be the world to one person.
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp,
some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all
are different colors, but they all have to stay in the same box.
*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Friday, June 22, 2007
It has been amazing getting to know you during my short stay in China. You have tought me many things I will remember for a long time. The first lesson I have learned from you is never to give up. You are a very strong individual and you work very hard at your goal of wanting to walk again. It makes me look at life, and the ability to walk and move about how I please differently. From that I have learned not to take LIFE for granted. You are very special Lynn, when I go home, I will continue to pray for you every day. I will pray that you continue to heal, and that some day you will be able to walk again. Never doubt yourself, the mind and body is a very powerful tool. You can do it if you believe you can. I will miss you a lot, and I am so thankful God brought you into my life, even for a short time. Your smile lights up a room, and you are very special, you have wonderful parents who care about you a lot. Be thankful for that.
One last thing I would like to leave with you. I would like to share the most important gift I can give; a gift that money can not buy. The gift is the love of Jesus Christ. Jesus is a very real part of my life, he is in control of every part of me. I hope you have been able to see the love of Jesus through me. He is so important. I will pray that Jesus touches your heart, Lynn. And if you would like to have Jesus in your heart, it is so simple. You can talk to him at any time. Just close your eyes, and pray. Pray that Jesus would come into your heart, and your life. Pray that you may better understand the love of God. He hears you any time you speak to him. He always listens, and he always cares. I have lived quite an interesting life, I have experienced many things, but the most important thing I have found in life is a good relationship with Jesus Christ. He loves and cares more about you, me, and every human on the earth more than we can ever understand. He died on a Cross for man's sins, it's not crazy, it's not a fictional story, but a true event. I have decided to give you a copy of an English/Chinese Bible just in case you ever decide you would like to learn about Jesus. Also, I would like to give you my E-Mail address. When you are up and walking again notify me by E-Mail and I will have to plan another trip to China to come visit you. Thank you Lynn, for being you. Keep smiling, and stay strong. The world needs more people like you.
Here is a good verse to start with if you are interested. PSALMS 119:33-40
Thursday, June 21, 2007
SO, me, my mom, Lance, and his wife Gabbie went out to eat with Eric, Melanie, and Ashley. We went to this restauraunt where you pick all your food, and they make it for you. It was fun and all, but just different.
Yes, we had a wonderful meal and then we went off to the hot spot of the evening. West Beer Town!!!
Live entertainment, drinks, food, music, lights, everything!! From comedy, to a strong man blowing up a medicine bag, this show had it all, and was very fun. Melanie got a little taken by the show and before you know it she was dancing on the table top. From what I could gather, all the Chinese there loved having all us Forigners there to play with. We loved being played with too. So, it was good. Learn a little, have some fun, and Enjoy life. That is what went down tonight.
Also, I did another Chapter on Apostle Peter. Today we covered the part where Peter denied knowing Jesus. Pretty important part, and I loved it when God connects a Bible study to everything that is going on in my life. Its a good reminder that I am not in charge.
Pray that I be put next to someone really unique on the plane ride from Hong Kong to L.A. I want some interesting conversation, and I want to be able to share the word if I need to.
P.S. I can't believe I have to leave China. Nothing in me wants to leave this place behind. It has grown on me like a fat kid grows on cake. I don't want to leave this new and exciting place. I do not want to leave my new friends, I want to make this place home. Strange?
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
After that was done, I took a taxi back to the hospital, and prepared for another night with Chris and Melanie. We ended up at a pub, where I got to do some more networking and got a chance to play some POKER!! Ahh, even though I lost some money, I had an amazing time playing, talking and just shooting the breeze. These people are very good. I hope at least some of them will be in my not so far off future. That would really be great. Maybe I ought to just save up for a plane ticket back to Shenyang. Wait, did I just spell that out loud?
Today was a wonderful day, and I must say good night, because I am very tired and ready to pass out.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
One more thing I would like to add. Melanie is quite the little box of talents. She is a wizz with jewelery, make up, and clothing design. I was quite impressed. Not to mention she is a fantastic translator, artist, musician, and general good person. She cares about people, and is quite independent. It's been a pleasure getting to know her bit by bit, even for the couple of days I have had with her.
God bless everyone,
Monday, June 18, 2007
I can't believe it is my last stem cell treatment. But it is. I got one bone marrow injection using adult stem cells from my own body. That was injected into my spinal fluid. Then I got one Umbilical cord stem cell injection injected into my spinal fluid. Then I got 3 Umbilical cord stem cells injected via I.V. Time will tell from this point on wheather or not I will see any physical improvements due to the treatment. It's all good.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
A very wise and close friend sent this to me.
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The day started out like this. I woke up kind of early, and took my computer and went and started reading and writing E-Mails. I got an E-Mail from a lady named Nancy, it really interested me. I got really good feelings once I was done reading it, I think Nancy could help me, help others. That is all I will say for now, but I just got that feelin....deep inside of me, that this won't be the last time, that I speak of NAN-C.