I just couldn't resist this picture!
I get numerous e-mails, most of them jokes. I received this one the other day and I just couldn't resist posting it! It is just so FUNNY.
Ok, I guess I'm twisted.
I told my Testimony today again at Church and most of us were crying. I told them all about my upbringing in an alcoholic family then being an alcoholic myself, having a stillborn, then continuing drinking. Bartending, and in a very dull unhappy marriage. I then joined the Volunteer Fire Department which gave me some focus, and I got really drunk one night (June 21 1987) and made a fool of myself among the medics. A medic made a bet with me that I couldn't go 6 months without a drink, and the rest is history. (Yes I collected the $50.00 on December 21, 1987).
I then told them about my health starting to go bad at 48 years old, and how bad I was feeling this past Fall. I was morbidly obese taking insulin, unable to walk 20 feet without gasping for air, and my back was hurting me constantly. I was so depressed and feeling like I wouldn't last another 2 years. I was cleaning things out in my house and subconsciously making plans. I was training people at work how to do my job just in case I couldn't make it to work. On March 2, this year 2 days after an injection in my spine my Bible study gals came over and annointed my forehead with oil and prayed deeply over me asking God to heal me and give me energy. I was so very overwhelmed that they thought enough about me to do that!
Well miraculously the next few days my blood sugars were dropping which made me back off of my insulin, then a week later I stopped insulin all together. I'm not stupid enough to think that God cured me of Diabetes, but I do know He gave me the kick start to go off insulin and to eat right and exercise as much as I can. My back is still bad but not as bad. I have been off insulin now since March 18, and have lost 55 pounds. The week I quit insulin my breathing returned to normal. I feel so good now I feel guilty! I know it is going to be a long hard journey fighting this disease but I am so much better now!
I know most of you have heard this story too many times, but that is what happened to me today.
Yesterday I got to be among 4 other "retired old Firefighters" cutting the ribbon for the new Fire Station.
Hope everyone else had a good weekend! You Canadian friends up North are having a long weekend. ENJ)OY!! I am having a long weekend next weekend!!
A COWBOY'S GUIDE TO LIFE:
* The best sermons are lived, not preached.