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!
Artist Greggy on 12.03.05 @ 10:45 PM EST