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Paul's Story
by Leysa Lowery

Monday, December 22, 2003

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I overheard a story just the other day
That haunts my thoughts in an unusual way
And when I am low, unsure of my role
I recall the story and it lifts my soul.
There is a young man, a father of two,
Who faces hardships more than his due.
A sickness in his blood attacked last year;
Whether he would live or die was then unclear
His wife and friends prayed diligently at his side,
While he valiantly fought the disease inside.
He made gains some days, then dealt with losses;
This man had to bear some burdensome crosses.
Gangrene took his legs, tried to take his life,
Eventually took the hands that had held his wife.
Finally, months later, the doctors revealed
He would live, this man was finally healed.
The malady took much from his physical form,
Yet his soul, his spirit was not transformed.
He laughs and smiles, his heart overflowing,
Aware of the gifts God is still bestowing.
No tears, no sadness, no regrets has he;
He faces his days quite contentedly.
He plans to return to work before long,
His determination is amazingly strong.
Just last week I heard the news so grand.
Got his new prosthetics he now can stand!
Such a sweet man, with a message to share,
About not giving in to sadness and despair.
He inspires me to laugh at myself and say,
I will be happy, I will be happy today.
I hope you, too, will embrace his story
Finding in your own life, the happiness and glory.



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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 12/26/2003
This was so excellent, very uplifting and so beautiful,

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/24/2003
Such an inspiring, uplifting story. Thank you. My sincere best wishes to you. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 12/24/2003
I am a lot happier having read this,thanks.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/22/2003
Excellent write!!

Happy Holidays!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/22/2003
Wonderfully inspiring tale! This sounds like the type of stuff I write about in my stories: people overcoming disability or incredible or devastating odds! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D happy holidays to you and yours!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 12/22/2003
This is excellent.

Holiday Greetings

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