Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Dottie . . .
Here is someone I want you to pray for. She and I were part of a foursome all through our childhood and teen years. It was Peggy, Nancy, Dottie and Diane. We were inseparable. Now Peggy is in heaven, I'm in Colleyville,Texas, Diane is in Mission, Texas, and though Dottie is living in Fairfield, Texas , she is, well, not there, sometimes. Dottie is just 56 years old . . and she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It is so sad, so very sad. And so very unfair. In 1997 she lost her husband in a car wreck. He was 46, and wonderful. He was a deacon in the church and a favorite person to so many. First Baptist Church, Fairfield was packed the day of his funeral. He left behind Dottie and two sons, Kyle and Trevor. And now those boys (I think ages 25 and 23) are left with a mother who is losing her mind.
Of course, the question is, "How could a good God - if there is such a thing- allow this to happen?" Frankly, I don't know. I wish he wouldn't. But we live in an awful world, with lots of misery. And in my long life I am seeing that though bad things happen to good people that does NOT negate the fact that there is a good God ... who loves us. He loves Dottie - and I'm thinking he wants you to pray for her. Would you please? ....... Thank you.
On a completely different note, I completely changed my other blog (that can be accessed from my profile).