Entry: "Amen to the Amen..."
Let me share some good news with you if I may...God has continued to bless me by allowing me to make a near miraculous and total recovery from the injuries I sustained in my accident in July. I have returned to work and now have settled back into the swing of things which has allowed me to continue on the road to recovery. One of the things that the doctors warned me about when I was released from the hospital was the fact that since I had suffered a pretty severe head injury that I may have some problems with my short term memory at times. Thankfully this scenario has not turned out to be as bad as was expected, although I did and still do have slight issues with remembering some people, places, and things, but for the most part it has been circumstantial...meaning, I mostly remember almost everything as before, but there are a few peoples names and faces whom I seem to not be able to pull up now. These are people who I used to interact with on the daily on my job and in my private life. Thankfully it has only been just a few people here and there. Hopefully and I am sure that by becoming more familiar with everything and everybody again on a daily basis it will bring everything back completely. One of the things I am very thankful for is the fact that I have absolutely no memory whatsoever of that dreadful day, the accident itself, or even the person who hit us. The doctors told me that was the bodies way of protecting itself from trauma that may be too much too for it to handle. Everything I know of that day and accident has been told to me by my daughter and other people, so the road back for me has been alleviated by the lack of a first hand account in my memory.
And now for other good news...God has blessed me with the ability to purchase a new house! The house has everything that I was praying to God for in it. I firmly believe in prayer and in order to free myself of the anxiety of buying a new house I turned it all over to Him. I spent the last few months praying daily for His guidance and direction as I was looking for a new home for me and my daughter. I asked Him to place it in my heart when I had found the house that was right for us and as soon as I walked into that house with the realtor I knew that was my house. It was just a feeling that came over me, as if He was speaking to me and was saying..."Greg, my son...this is home now." Needless to say I placed a bid on it and it was accepted immediately. It is just what I need to take the next step in my journey. It's a brand new house, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, a recreation room with an electric fireplace, a huge flat backyard and plenty of space to add a deck which I will do in the spring and add other additions such as a patio and/or swimming pool if necessary. It also has the space that I need to configure a real art studio so now I can focus on doing my passion in a real studio instead of the corner of the basement that I currenly work out of. I am currently awaiting for BGE (our local gas and electric supplier) to finish their work before I can get a firm settlement date. They have to run a new gas line to the house since at the moment everything in the house is electric and I wanted a gas furnace with gas heat, not a heat pump. The builder agreed to replace the heat pump with a high efficiency gas furnace and also run the connections for gas appliances for future use, so now we have to wait for them to get done before I can wrap everything up and move in. It may happen as soon as Christmas or carry over into January, but in any event I am happy and willing to wait as long as necessary for my blessing! God indeed is a gracious and loving God!
This is just one of many good things that have been manifesting in my life over the last few months and I am thankful for everything that has come and is yet to come. I hope one day that I will get the chance to travel and meet some of my web family in person, many of whom I thank God for every day, since it was your prayers of love and support that sustained me in my darkest hours. Even if we shall never meet in person, my heart is already filled with love for all of you that will never leave. I know that the next few weeks will more than likely become even more hectic for me as I deal with wrapping up the house issues before me and begin the process of moving into a new home, but I hope to be able to post again before too long.
Take care my friends... and until the next time, be careful out there, stay safe, and always remember...you are loved!
18 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.
on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 @ 12:19 AM EST
Hey I know I'm late but congrats on the new house it sounds so nice!! About the memory lost it really is a hard thing to handle. Thank God you have not had any major problems and pray that it stays that way. When I got my lost memories back it was so HARD... and still is. I feel like Jim Carey in the movie "The Truman Show" I was in total fairly land until one day my memory came back! All that my brain was protecting me from showed up!! But God and prayer really works! I will cont. to pray for you and I am celebrating God's goodness in your life!!
on Friday, December 23rd, 2005 @ 11:09 AM EST
Happy Holidays =) many x-mas kisses are being sent you way
on Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 @ 08:16 AM EST
love you greggy..
on Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 @ 09:13 PM EST
mr. G! i did not know about the accident but am so glad to read that you are well. the Creator always had a plan
on Monday, December 19th, 2005 @ 08:22 PM EST
I love reading about someone getting something they truly deserve. I can't think of anyone more deserving of this right now BUT you. I'm just smiling for you, but we know Who is smiling on you. *hugs*
on Sunday, December 18th, 2005 @ 10:23 PM EST
(((Greggy!))) Great to hear from you and to read that you are doing WELL! Congrats on THE house for YOU and yours! My your spirit find rest there, always. Enjoy the holidays! Peace and Blessings ~ sj
on Thursday, December 15th, 2005 @ 07:33 PM EST
The house sounds beautiful!! I'm so happy everything is back to normal. Lots of love and merry merry christmas!
on Monday, December 12th, 2005 @ 12:24 PM EST
happy, happy to hear of your blessings mr. g... i cannot think of anyone more worthy!
on Sunday, December 11th, 2005 @ 05:52 PM EST
Sorry to hear about your accident. I'm glad you are making a full recovery.
on Friday, December 9th, 2005 @ 09:48 PM EST
Greg, what great news! What a year you have had. Congratz on the new home, and my prayer for continued blessings. You are inspiring.
on Thursday, December 8th, 2005 @ 09:32 AM EST
Greggy! That is wonderful! Im so, SO happy for you. Every artist needs a studio! I cant wait to see pictures of the house and of the work you create in it! yay! many blessings!
on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 @ 04:29 PM EST
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Greg: Praise God! A new home! You are truly blessed. Glad to hear the good news.
God's blessing to you and yours.
on Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 @ 02:04 PM EST
aw babyyyy i cant begin to tell you how happy i am for you ... you know my heart stays with you (K)
on Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 @ 12:30 PM EST
Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Fire said
Oh, man, Greggy, that is wonderful. Your new home sounds like a great place! You must share some pics with us, once you're all moved in. My best wishes go out to you and yours.
And, umm, be sure to hold up a toast of some hot chocolate for me the first time you light up that fireplace. LOL
on Monday, December 5th, 2005 @ 01:06 PM EST
I am glad to hear about all of the good things that are going on in your life. Isn't God something?! When we continue to worship him regardless of our circumstances he will show up in our lives & show out! Love coming back at 'cha .
on Sunday, December 4th, 2005 @ 07:42 PM EST
Sherri Berry said
Ya know I am very happy for you! To God be the GLORY!!!
on Sunday, December 4th, 2005 @ 01:56 AM EST
"A real studio" I am grinning from ear to ear, how fabulous! Your new home is sounds like it is going to be a beautiful space for you to create and live in. Best of good energy for you in all the packing and settling in to come. Remember to take some time to gaze out of the windows and breathe. You have lots of time
on Sunday, December 4th, 2005 @ 12:31 AM EST
Yes! God is good. Praise be to God!!. Continue in his glory, Greg. Much love to you.