To Forgive...To LIVE!
Dear Auntie Deborah,
The Noble Peace Prize was just awarded to (3) Three Wonderful & Outstanding women of our day. I would like to add you because of the fight you fought to the List as the Fourth. You have shown us over the past 35+ years living with LUPUS, http://www.lupus.org/, how you can maintain both strength & faith to not just live one day at a time, but to make every hour your very best. You taught me through how you handled adversity to not allow others to turn their wrong doings towards you into hatred towards them. I learned from you that hatred will stop you from growing, loving, caring & living etc...(which does not mean that it's not going to hurt like H*ll) but, it will show that you can and will survive. You've shown that Forgiveness is the best cure for living a full/healthy life, even when you felt that the reality that you were dealt was a Bad Hand. You shared with me that God teaches us this in 2 Thess 1:5-7 NIV 5 "All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well". These are scriptures I've study for understanding...as to why they meant so much to you! On October 8th, 2011, you told the LORD that you were ready to come home on YOUR 59th Birthday.
Thank you for sharing your LOVE for me & with me.
Your Favorite Nephew Marcus.