If you would like to see it simply click on the link below this piece. Here is what it did for me.
I was called upon to remember the day I graduated from high school and like so many others I joined the army. My parents and loved ones were so proud of me and I felt that pride too.
Alas my army life didn’t last long. I was discharged five months and seventeen days later. They thought I had emotional problems but within the first year after I came stumbling up the stairs to my folk’s apartment on Christmas Eve, doctors at Children’s Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland operated on my feet for fallen arches.
I felt like somehow the Lord had let me down but it didn’t take long for me to see that this was not the case. I spent several months in the Hospital where I met boys who had never taken a swing at a baseball, played basketball or football. They couldn’t even walk. They were born that way. Gee, how could I feel sorry for Lew?
A couple of years I met a beautiful girl who I fell in love as soon as I laid eyes on her. I won’t try to tell you about our dating and the wonder of holding her in my arms but I am sure you know about that. We got married and bought a little home and I found a job as a radio announcer. These were the happiest days of my life. I became the father of three kids, a boy and two girls and they have since blessed me with five grandkids that I never seem to get tired of seeing.
The reason I felt compelled to write this is because that short video got me to thinking. What if I had never joined the Army? What if I had not suffered from fallen arches and been sent home early?
I probably would not have met that beautiful lady who is still my love till this day. We would have not had the life together with her that I would not trade for anything. No kids. No grandkids. What an empty life it would be.
I have had my share of problems over the years. I had a heart attack at the age of forty. Doctors have since found that I have suffered from Lupus all my life at least when it was not in remission. If this had not been the case I may not have had fallen arches, a heart attack or the kidney failure I deal with today.
However, I would not likely have ever met Ann, been blessed with my children whom I love more than I can say. There would be no little devils like my grandsons or an angel like my granddaughter. Actually I think they are all angels.
If God spoke to me today and asked, “Would you like me to change your life?” I would have to say, “Absolutely not.” Change one thing and that changes everything, doesn’t it.
My prayer is this: “I thank you God for all the blessings you have exalted upon me, even the ones which came in disguise.
Thank you, my friends for taking time to read this.