Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History....Yes, indeed.

Certainly January, 20th was historic today as I sat will colleagues and watched Obama be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. I loved where he said "we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of rebuilding America." It must be a group effort and we must move forward and trust our leaders, whether you side with them or not. It is our job to pray for our leaders and support.

I then returned to my desk and had an email from Dad. It was sent to my brother Thomas and he had copied us all on it. Here is what it said:

Thomas Jefferson Wilson II,
Today, Tuesday 20 January 2009, is a historic day for our nation as we inaugurate our 44th President, but it is even more historic to your Mother, all who love you, and me. It is the Fifth Anniversary of your freedom from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a Cancer which nearly claimed your life in December 2002.

We are eternally thankful to your doctors, medical science, all those who supported you in your struggle, and our Lord Jesus Christ who made your victory successful.
God has spared you for a special purpose. Never forget or doubt that.

Your challenge is to never forget you are His son, that thanks to Christ you are saved for eternity, and your mission is to BE FAITHFUL to Christ and His Gospel.

May God continue to bless you and may you do your best to spread His Gospel until you draw your final breath.

In days of old before a battle, Marines would say to their buddies, "I'll meet you on the high ground." The high ground was always the objective they were attacking. The statement was a positive affirmation that they would win the battle and still be alive to enjoy their victory. For Christians it has eternal meaning of our guarantee of heaven (our "high ground").

Son, Mom and I will meet you on "The High Ground," no matter what happens in this life.

Dad and Mother

I still can't seem to remove the tears from my eyes and be so very thankful.

Hug someone you love today.

1 comment:

Angie said...

Crying. Praise God for 5 years cancer free! I am thankful for you, Colleen, and the work you do to fight this battle.