My dad had some kidney stones "removed" yesterday. He was a nervous wreck but sailed through the surgery just fine. They actually blasted them inside his body. He will expell them as he tinkles over the next few days. He's very, very sore but getting better.
I'm sure he'd love to recieve some get well wishes from everyone!
This is not at all how we thought it was supposed to be We had so many plans for you We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say And nothing we can do Can take away the pain The pain of losing you, but
We can cry with hope We can say goodbye with hope 'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no And we can grieve with hope 'Cause we believe with hope (There's a place by God's grace) There's a place where we'll see your face again We'll see your face again
And never have I known Anything so hard to understand And never have I questioned more The wisdom of God's plan But through the cloud of tears I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you Where you wanted most to be Seeing all your dreams come true 'Cause now you're home And now you're free, and
We have this hope as an anchor 'Cause we believe that everything God promised us is true, so
We wait with hope And we ache with hope We hold on with hope We let go with hope
This picture was on the internet today. It broke my heart to see the scared look on the boy's face trying to take shelter behind a U.S. soldier. I can't imagine being a kid living in Baghdad. Wish I could swoop down, grab them all and protect them.
The strangest part of this picture to me is the stark contrast of emotions. Some are just walking across the street looking in the direction of the gunshots, others are just standing around, some are running. I guess this image is evidence how the human mind can adjust to even unthinkable situations.
I'm still praying for resolution in Baghdad but I'm honestly not sure how this whole thing is going to end up.