Thursday, October 19, 2006

John Boy's Lesson

This afternoon our family watched an episode of the Waltons. I've seen this episode before, but it has never felt so real in my life. In the episode Mrs. Walton gets sick with polio. One day she is fine, and then suddenly unable to walk. My mom had never seen this episode before, so I hoped it would encourage her. (I know it's only a movie) :) Although my Mom can still walk, her legs are getting weak, and I think she could know what the lady was going through. She cried almost all the way through the episode.

One part that really stuck out was when John Boy and Mr. Walton had their discussion. John Boy was just so upset and everyone was telling him that he needed to accept that it was God's will for his mother to never walk again. He couldn't accept that though. Why would his God, a God of love and mercy, have his mother never walk again?

After the episode, we all talked about who was actually right in the conversation. We decided that both were right. We do need to be okay with whatever God chooses to do. But we also think it isn't God's will that we be crippled, sick with cancer, or any other terrible disease. We have a responsibility to take care of our bodies, God wants us healthy, but sometimes it is our own fault-not always, I understand there are some people with an exception. Throughout the movie, Mrs. Walton would try to walk, but she would just keep falling. John Boy told her that if she didn't think or try so hard, maybe it would be easier. Not until the end of the movie, did she have a dream of one of her kids calling her and then she flew out of the bed to get her daughter. She didn't think about it, but just got up. So, I think...Maybe we try to hard? My Mom just has to stay positive and believe she will be healed. Okay, sorry I rambled so much about the Waltons, I know none of it is even real. :)

My Mom went to radiation today and it went fast again. She would have been back REALLY quick, except the doctor was an hour late. Things in Mexico are way different, but nice! :) After getting back, my Mom was able to start her IV and get different treatments. Today was the first day so it was all an experiment for her.

Okay Part 2:

I started this yesterday, but the internet was down so I didn’t get a chance to put it up. Oops! So I have all new news. Today was one of the best days for my Mom. Although David left today, and she was sad, we turned it all around. My mom’s strength seems to be coming back slowly and her spirits are up. We were laying out in the sun today and listening to some of my music. We’ll after this certain song, my Mom grabbed my hand and looked at me and said, I’m going to get better, even if my legs stay bad forever. I then asked her, why would God not completely heal her? Why would he let her be weak forever? That doesn’t seem like something he would do.

Okay for one of my weird things again, while on the way to radiation, I was thinking about the number things in the bible. I thought that 7 represented being complete and 8 was a new beginning. So, then I thought, well next year will be 2007. And I don’t know why, but I feel confident that by July my Mom will be healed. Maybe some think I am being superstitious, and maybe I am, I’m not trying to be though. I just believe it. 6 is the number of man, and I’ll tell you, more than ever this year am I being showed what little power we actually have as humans. We aren’t in control of anything. Well, I just thought I would share this with you. And if she isn’t healed by then, that’s okay, my theory was wrong. J

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow and the big surprise my Mom will have. It will be so nice to see Tara and spend a weekend with her. My mom will be really happy! I’m also going to make gorditas for some of the staff here at the hospital. Well, Angelica is going to help me make them, I’ve never made corn tortillas before. There is a first for everything!

I better go. We are going to sing with some of the patients here tonight. I’ll have another chance to play my guitar some more. I just need to learn some new songs. I think they are getting tired of the same one over and over again. I know I am!

I’ll post pictures definitely this weekend, or I will try to

~Adios

2 comments:

Mrs. Baker said...

Hi Danielle,
We don't have good reception at our house, but I remember growing up watching The Waltons. I love The Waltons! It has a lot of life lessons to ponder over and often can leave you encouraged. I am glad it did that for your family. I miss those good old shows that were about life, simplicty, and family.

That is such wonderful news to know that your mom has gained some strength. That is an answer to prayer!

I can hardly wait to hear about her Tara suprise.

Still praying,
Mrs. Baker

Mrs. Baker said...

Hi Danielle,
We don't have good reception at our house, but I remember growing up watching The Waltons. I love The Waltons! It has a lot of life lessons to ponder over and often can leave you encouraged. I am glad it did that for your family. I miss those good old shows that were about life, simplicty, and family.

That is such wonderful news to know that your mom has gained some strength. That is an answer to prayer!

I can hardly wait to hear about her Tara suprise.

Still praying,
Mrs. Baker