The next day would be Thanksgiving which we spent with both families. Doug and his family came "home" from Ohio for the weekend. We then went to Beverly's for dinner with his side. His speech was pretty good and he had a great day with family. His birthday would be on Friday and I had to work. I left him with the kids and Val called a few people and had an impromptu birthday lunch for him. David and Betty, Norman, Keith and Judy, my parents and I have no idea who else because I was at work were here for it. He and David spent part of most of the days together between that day and Dec. 1st. They had become great friends.
Here are the words to Rick's favorite song. By the way, it was his favorite from the first time Noots sang it. It was the last song he heard the night he died. I would encourage you to go to You Tube and search the song by Bird Youmans. It is as close to Noots singing as I can find. Listen to the words. I beg you, if you can't say that you are a winner either way that you search your heart and find the One who can make you a winner.
WINNER EITHER WAY
A LOVED ONE KNEW HE'D REACHED THE END OF LIFE'S JOURNEY,
BUT HE'D BEEN HOLDING TO GOD'S HAND A LONG, LONG TIME
AND AS I KNELT BESIDE HIS BED,
MY HEART WAS THRILLED AT WHAT HE SAID,"
IF I GO, OR IF I STAY, THE VICTORY IS MINE."
NONE OF US REALLY KNOWS ABOUT TOMORROW,
WE MUST PREPARE TO GO TO HEAVEN ANY DAY
BUT WHILE WE'RE HERE LET'S TRUST THE LORD,
HE'LL LEAD US SAFE TO OUR REWARD
AND BY HIS GRACE, WE'LL BE A WINNER EITHER WAY
I'M A WINNER EITHER WAY, IF I GO OR IF I STAY
FOR I'LL STILL HAVE MY JESUS EACH PASSING DAY
I'LL HAVE MY HEALING HERE BELOW, OR LIFE FOREVER IF I GO
OH PRAISE THE LORD, I'M A WINNER EITHER WAY.
I love the Psalms. The Psalms are the "songs of King David". There is much wisdom in each verse!
I love all y'all!
To be continued............