Monday, March 29, 2010

"The Lord will keep you from all harm..."

Well John had such wonderful news today--his heart is still in rhythm, and the medicine is doing what it is supposed to do. We are so thankful and so thrilled that he is feeling a little more energetic. While we were on our trip, we talked and reminisced over our lives and things we did growing up. You never know how small occurrences can change your entire life. I have told you how John's grandfather had the house along the highway and most of the family lived up and down that road. There were lots of aunts, uncles and cousins though there. During world War II, John's brother and cousins were older and they were in the war, leaving John as one of the few younger cousins at home. The aunts and his mother would get John to drive them to the movies alot--using a cousin's car left at home--but John was not old enough to have a license. They would go down the road and if they did not see a policeman, they would make it to the movie and if they saw one, they would turn around and come back times!
You never know what small happenings can change your entire life. When John was in the fifth grade, he had an illness, (the doctor thought maybe malaria)and he missed alot of school. John's mother said to just let him repeat that grade. This made John 18 in his senior year of high school. His brother had just been killed and The draft took him from school for his physical. The Sullivan Brothers were killed, a law was passed that the only surviving brother could not be drafted, so John did not have to go to war. If he had not repeated the 5th grade, he would have already been drafted when his brother was killed and who knows what. What an evidence of God taking care of his life. As Psalms 121 continues, ...He will watch over your life; The Lord will watch over your comings and going both now and forevermore."

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