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FIND YOU ON MY KNEES

March 24, 2012

2 TIMOTHY 1:7

FOR GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER AND OF LOVE AND OF A SOUND MIND.

Hi all. I am sorry I have not written anything in so long, but I promise I have a good explanation as to why that is. But before I begin, let me just say: it has been almost a year since I have written anything,, so I may be a little rusty, so if I have any spelling or grammar errors, I do apologize LOL (Laugh out Loud).
OK where do I start? I guess ill start from the beginning.  I don’t know if any of you remember this, but last year, I had mentioned, I had been struggling with stomach issues, for almost four years!!! well those stomach issues had become much worse!!. I think it was a weekend in November, I had planned on going to see my favorite Christian singer and friend, Beckah Shae, in concert, and the morning of the concert, I woke up sick, with what I started calling, one of my, “stomach attacks”.
I didn’t even want to go to the concert, that’s how bad I felt, and I was a little concerned, because for some reason, I felt like this attack was worse than they had been in the past, because usually, if I fought long and hard enough, I could kind of snap myself out of it, but no matter what I did this time, I wasn’t feeling any better.
My mom had convinced me to still go to the concert though, because she knew if I missed Beckah Shae’s concert, I would have regret it. Everyone kept telling me, I was just getting sick from being so excited about seeing Beckah Shae. Now don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love Beckah Shae, but I knew me being sick had nothing to do with her
Honestly, I would get so annoyed, because that’s the excuse people, would always tell me,when I would get sick. They would say: oh you’re not sick, your just excited LOL (Laugh out Loud) , well not only do I know my own body, but I know me mentally and emotionally and I have always been very good at handling stuff mentally and emotionally, and I just knew this was never a mental or emotional issue, this was a physical issue!
Like I said, I did end up going to see Beckah Shae, and I did have a great time, even though I was sick, but it was so funny, because Beckah Shae’s husband took some pictures of us and I had on this Grey shirt, and when I seen these pictures I started laughing, because when I looked at the picture, I am so Grey that I match the color shirt I’m wearing. I will show you all the picture in my next blog LOL (Laugh out Loud).
Beckah Shae sang for half the concert, than another group of people, I think around my age, sang the other half, the group was, I think, called Praise-Apella, they are very talented people, I suggest you all pick up their CD.  Anyways during their half of the concert, Beckah Shae was so sweet, she sat next to me during the rest of the concert, but I was so sick, that it became kind of comical to me LOL (Laugh out Loud)
Because here she is in her cute little concert clothes, and I’m sitting next to her in this sanctuary, filled with all these people and all I kept thinking was, OH SWEET JESUS PLEASE!!!! do not let me puke all over this poor girls clothes and in front of all these people LOL (Laugh out Loud)
Wait the story gets better LOL (Laugh out Loud). At one point I finally whisper to her and my mom, I have to get out of here, and so my mom says: OK, and she goes to take me out, and of course once again, Beckah Shae, being the sweetheart she is, would not just let us go out there to deal with everything on our own.
She grabbed my giant wheelchair with oxygen and all and started pushing me out of the room her self and even though I was sick. I couldn’t help but laugh for a second, because as she was pushing me out, you slowly seen the whole sanctuary, especially the kids, slowly turning their heads, looking at us, like hey! what the heck are those crazy people doing with Beckah Shae! LOL (Laugh out Loud).
Even though I had been sick, and that night did not go exactly as planned, I was still very thankful and blessed, to have had that night and once again, I have to thank Beckah and her husband for being so sweet and making me and my parents feel so welcomed. I don’t mean any disrespect to any other Christian artist out there, but I truly do not think, they would have done as much as Beckah Shae did, I have met a lot of people over the years and none of them have been as kind as Beckah and her husband.
I mean really, what big time singer do you know, Christian or not, that would help walk a sick kid out of the room and try to care for them? I cannot speak for any of you, but I can speak for myself, and like I said: I have met a lot of people over the years and none of them have gone out of their way like she has.
Honestly after that night, excuse my language, but I went through HELL I kept getting sicker and sicker and sicker and still no Doctor could figure out why.  Me and my poor mother, both, spent close to three months sleeping in our living room.  I could not sleep in my own room, or bed, because any time I feel nauseated, I must have someone standing by my side to watch me, because if I go to throw up and am alone, I will CHOKE TO DEATH!!!, because of the fact that I cannot sit up. So whenever I’m nauseated mom stays up all night. She is the only one that fully knows how, and is fully comfortable handling me.
During those times I will admit, it can get a little scary for me, I am extra careful, and I know my moms the only one that can fully handle it all, so I also am the most comfortable when she’s around, and pretty much beg her to stay by my side during those times. So because of that, me and mom made the living room in to our bedroom for two or three months. Two weeks before Christmas, I started to violently throw up bile. I never even knew it was physically possible for someone as small as me to throw up as much as I did, it started to get pretty scary!!
From the end of November, to the beginning of February, I had barely slept, nor had I ate anything. So than of course, Because I had not eaten, and yet was throwing up, I instantly was becoming severely dehydrated.  So my parents kept having to rush me to the Emergency room. The Emergency room, would of course admit me, and would run, test after test after test, every time I would go, but nothing was ever showing up on those tests, actually, some of the tests were even coming out better than they had in years.
Of course because all my tests were coming out normal, after a while some Doctors started accusing me of being depressed, they said: the O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) was probably starting to get to me mentally, because the disease is such an awful disease, they had continued to say: basically, that everyone with O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) goes through depression, and that was probably, what was happening to me, and they suggested that I should think about seeing a psychiatrist. Basically in their opinion, I was mentally making myself physically sick LOL (Laugh out Loud).
Every time I heard that crap and that’s exactly what it was, “crap”, was such a joke to me and very offensive, because that is such a false statement, that most people with O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) are depressed.  I know and have talked to many people with this disease, and they are the most positive, strong-willed, inspirational, spiritual, outgoing, happy and most joyful people you will ever meet. Most of them have the same type of personality and frame of mind that I have.
I was very blessed, because even though, I had met a few Doctors, that had accused me of being depressed.  I had an amazing primary Doctor that not only listened, cared, and believed in me, but he also trusted mine and my moms word, and opinions. No matter how insane things had started to get, he never gave up on me, he was always fighting for me.  I will always be thankful to him for everything he’s done over the years, I am so thankful GOD brought him in to my life, because I really and truly believe I would not have the quality of life that I have if it were not for him.
This sadly, was the first Christmas (ever) that I was in the hospital.  Christmas eve night, I felt one of my, as I call it, “stomach attacks” coming on, and I told my mom, Oh no, I think I’m going to be sick for Mira’s (my niece) first Christmas. Mira is my only niece and my parents only grand kid, and so to be sick on her first Christmas, was a hard one for me, because I felt like, I ruined her first Christmas, and it just made things even worse knowing, I had never been sick on Christmas before, never ever!!!, so it was kind of like awe man of all Christmases why this one?.
I was admitted in to the hospital Christmas night.  Just in the past three months, this was my third time being admitted for the same exact thing, it started getting depressing when I realized, I not only knew the nurses well that were on the main floor, but I now, was also getting to know, the Emergency Room nurses, just as well, that became a little depressing LOL (Laugh out Loud).
So after my third time of being admitted and released, with no new, news as to why this kept happening. My body had pretty much had it at this point, and I had no clue what to do, all I kept thinking was, GOD I cannot live the rest of my life-like this, because you also have to remember, every time I went through this, I was also breaking every bone in my body, from throwing up, and the worse part was, because I was throwing up and could not hold anything down, I could not even get my pain medicine down, so I also was dealing with all my broken bone pain.
Two weeks after Christmas, I was sick again, and this time, it was worse than ever before, I just would not stop throwing up!! in just a matter of six hours, I probably threw up more than thirteen times! for my little body that’s a lot.
So my Doctor, this time, I think realized, not only was this getting worse, but I think he could also tell, there was not much more my body could take, and we had run out of tests to run, so he said: OK I think its time we talk about doing an Exploratory Operation, but the thing was, even though, me, him and my mom, all agreed it needed to be done, getting a G.I Doctor or a Surgeon to agree to it, was another story!!
Because you see, they don’t even like to do Exploratory Operations on healthy people. So to do one on someone like me, they like to at least have something show on x-rays or C.T Scans, so they have something to go on, because usually when nothing shows on these special C.T Scans, it means the odds of them finding something in surgery, are slim to none. So most of the Doctors, were not willing to take the risk of surgery.
Surgery for me is a huge risk normally, because of my many health issues, and that type of surgery was even a higher risk, because where they had to go in to my stomach, is right where the tubing is to my shunt, and if they pushed to deep, they could have cut right through the shunt tubing, and there was also a huge risk of infection and so a lot of the Doctors just felt, those were all way to many risks.
So when I was admitted this last time, my Doctor said to me, if we and really, if you (meaning me) wanted an Exploratory Operation done, than we are all going to have to work hard to talk them in to it, and boy was he right!!! LOL (Laugh out Loud). That week, I seen more than four different G.I Doctors, and basically, in their own nice Doctor ways, they said: they were not touching me with a ten foot pole LOL (Laugh out Loud).
I spent, that whole beginning of the week, trying to talk these Doctors in to cutting me open, and after the third day of every Doctor turning me down, things started looking pretty hopeless again, and I remember my Doctor came in on a Wednesday night, and I remembered thinking, boy he looks just as discouraged as I feel. LOL (Laugh out Loud) and he tells us, he has one more Doctor he wants us to talk to, but that this Doctor was a surgeon, we all knew, we needed this Doctor to say yes.
After he left, a nurse who has been taking care of me, since I was like ten years old, she is more like a friend than a nurse to me. She came in to see me, because she said she seen my Doctor leave my room, so she wanted an update on what was going on, so me and my mom told her what he said, and I remember her exact words, she looked at both me and my mom and said: Oh geez, ya know, I have a feeling your going to leave this Hospital, with no new answers and your going to end up going through this all over again.
After she left that night, I started praying, and just started crying out to GOD and said: I will not accept what she just said, you have got to make a way LORD, I said: I could not live the rest of my life-like this, that I was exhausted, and that something needed to break, enough was enough!!!!!!, that night I came across this song, find you on my knees, and when I heard the words to this song, I started crying all over again, because this song was exactly how I felt.
There is a verse in the song that says: WHEN MY HOPE IS GONE, WHEN THE FEAR IS STRONG, WHEN THE PAIN IS REAL, WHEN ITS HARD TO HEAL, WHEN MY FAITH IS SHAKEN AND MY HEART IS BROKEN AND MY JOY IS STOLEN, GOD I KNOW THAT, YOU LIFT ME UP, YOU NEVER LEAVE ME THIRSTY. FIND YOU IN THE PLACE I’M IN, FIND YOU WHEN I’M AT MY END, FIND YOU WHEN THERE”S NOTHING LEFT OF ME TO OFFER YOU EXCEPT FOR BROKENNESS, YOU LIFT ME UP, YOU NEVER LEAVE ME THIRSTY, WHEN I AM WEAK, WHEN I AM LOST AND SEARCHING, I FIND YOU AT MY KNEES!
That night, of me crying out to GOD, he guided me to this CD, (Where I find you, by Kari Jobe) and it had that song, find you on my knees, that entire album ministered to me so much. After I heard that song, I still had no clue what would happen, but for the first time, in a long time, I had PEACE,,I had that kind of PEACE I always talk about, the PEACE that passeth all understanding and I knew whatever happened, it be OK, because GOD had me in the palm of his hand.
That next day, that surgeon that I mentioned earlier, that one, that would be our last hope, he came in and he was very nice, but at the same time he was partly just as against the surgery as the rest of the Doctors I had seen, but there was one difference with him, he was like my primary Doctor and actually heard, and respected what I was saying and feeling.
He said to me, listen, I know I can do this, but I don’t know why you want to go through all this for nothing, and he went on to say, what the rest of the Doctors had said, that because nothing showed on my tests, it was very unlikely they would find something, and this surgery had a long recovery and was risky for someone like me. So I said to him, well listen, if you were me, and have gone through everything I’ve gone through and if you knew this was your last option, what would you do?
Would you have the surgery if you were in my shoes? and he said YES, and I said OK, than let’s do it. That next morning I went in to surgery, and I never was so excited for surgery LOL (Laugh out Loud) seriously I had such PEACE through the entire thing, the only time I cried a little, was when my mom left the surgery room. They always let my mom walk in to the surgery room with me, because they have her lay me on the Operating table, because their even scared to pick me up LOL (Laugh out Loud)
The reason I chose 2 Timothy 1:7 as my main scripture for this blog, is because that’s the scripture, GOD kept giving me any time I felt fear starting to take over. The part I hate most about surgery, is that first five minutes, when they start putting you out, you feel so weird, and that always scares me, so that whole time, I just kept saying, the LORD did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a SOUND MIND!!
A surgery that was supposed to take a little over an hour, took almost THREE HOURS!! because guess why????? LOL (Laugh out Loud). They found something!!!! because of all the past surgeries I’ve had on my stomach, and because of the fluid in my head draining in to my stomach, and me having the tubing to the shunt there, I had a bunch, and I mean a bunch!!! of Scar Tissue and Adhesion’s building up inside of my stomach, and it was literally, choking all my organs and my intestines, and the reason nothing showed on any of my tests, is because Scar Tissue and Adhesion’s, are the one thing, that will not show up on any tests.
It also though, usually never causes trouble for people, but it was causing trouble for me, because it was taking over the little room I had left in side of me, because like I told you all before, there is hardly no room for my organs as it is, and is like trying to fit ten pounds of flour in a five-pound bag. Well with the Scar Tissue and Adhesion’s there, it was like trying to fit 15 pounds of flour in a five-pound bag LOL (Laugh out Loud)
When that Surgeon came out of the Operating room, my entire family said, it looked like he just had come out of a war LOL (Laugh out Loud). Sadly things still ended up not being easy for me, because I ended up getting an infection right after surgery and had 103 to 104 fever and I ended up in the ICU for five or six days. When I came out of Surgery I was as sick as a dog obviously, but it was weird, because I remember thinking, I didn’t even need to talk to the Doctor to see if they did anything, I already knew they had.
Even though I felt like crap, I also felt amazing, I knew the second I came out, there was something different about my stomach, but it was a good thing.  I remember the first time I ate without feeling sick, it was amazing, I even posted it on my Facebook that day, I posted, today was the first time in three years I ate without getting sick!! I almost started crying because I was so happy, all I kept doing is thanking GOD.
The Doctors have warned me, that in their opinion, medically, they know that nauseated feeling will come back, because, number one they were not able to get all the Scar Tissue and Adhesions and secondly, the Scar Tissue and Adhesions, that they did get, will eventually grow back, in their opinions, and I will be honest, I have had a few stomach-ache’s every now and then already, since surgery, but all in all, im still nowhere near where I was, and even though the Doctors are saying, it’s all going to come back.
I do not have to except that, my real Physician, is my LORD JESUS CHRIST, and he says: no weapon formed against me shall prosper and that im HEALED IN HIS NAME So I am asking all of you, my, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO readers, to please keep me in prayer and stand in faith with me, and believe with me that, im covered by the blood, and nothing can nor will it touch me.
I am so thankful to rainbows babies and children’s hospital, and my primary Doctor and the Surgeon, I don’t know if they will ever see this, but if they do, Thank you so much, for taking that risk, that no one else was willing to take, and for believing in me!!!!!! if it were not for my Doctor never giving up on me, and that surgeon for willing to do surgery, I may not have even have been here today, because eventually what would have probably happened, is my organs, or at least one of them, would have probably started failing on me, or my appendix would have burst, because my appendix was already in really bad shape.
The LORD gave me this scripture today. psalm 27:1-4 The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
Like I always say, life’s a battle, it’s a war. The LORD never said life would be easy, why do you think the bible talks about war all the time, and describes the bible itself, as being a sword and our faith as being a shield and our salvation as being a breast-plate, because he knew how hard life would be, he knew we would be at war. but the prize we get in the end is so so worth it all.
Joshua 1:5 says: No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  The LORD just gave me this scripture now.  This scripture tells us, no matter the struggles, no matter the trials, no matter the pain, he is there!!!! I may have went through HELL but in the end I arrived in heaven, and GOD has turned my sorrow in to JOY BABY, AND I AM GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember we are covered by the blood of JESUS!!!!!!!!!! and nothing, nothing, can touch the blood. I never fully understood how powerful that is, up until this past year.  Because GOD answered my prayer and gave me an answer on my stomach issues, has life been perfect? heck no, the day I got out of ICU my grandfather was being rushed in to ICU, and while I was trying to recover he ended up passing away!!!
So like I said, life is not easy, the day I came home from the hospital, I didn’t even get to enjoy it, because I ended up having to go to his funeral, and technically I was supposed to still be in the hospital for another four or five days, but I explained my situation and because I live not even five minutes from the hospital, they let me come home.
So like I said and been saying, life is not easy, I know, but all the pain, all the struggles, the heartache, its all worth it. Because each and every one of us have a destiny to fulfill. Colossians 3:15 says: And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
We are his Children, we need to get back to speaking LIFE over our selves. I heard this teaching the other day, this guy said: we get to caught up in to feelings and he’s right, we need to stop concentrating on how we feel and concentrate on what we know. Like I know im a child of GODS, and I know im in the palm of his hand, and I know im worth more than GOLD, because he has made me.
I know this website is part of my calling and my destiny that GOD has for me, so no matter how weak, and tired and even sick I feel, I push myself to write and I will continue to, because I know this is part of what GOD wants of me, and I only desire what he desires for me.
OK this blogs way to long so whatever I’ve left out, ill have to put in next week I guess LOL (Laugh out Loud). I do have a few short announcements before I end though.  Number one, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, is back in action, so please start checking the site often, there will be lots of cool and exciting things to come, Number two, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO has its own magnet, it’s actually that picture above, I’m giving them out to anyone that wants them. my goal with these is to pass them out all over, so everyone will know about THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, so if anyone wants magnets to pass out, please contact me and ill mail them to you, no matter where your from. For now I’m only doing magnets, but eventually I would like to do other things, like maybe even a shirt 🙂 Also THE-BOOK-OF-ROO is going to continue making its own youtube video’s.
I hope you all enjoy the past video’s I’ve made. Number three, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, since I love writing about Christian music so much, I may also start a page where I talk about Christian music and may even try interviewing some Christian artists. So like I said, lots of new and exciting things to come.
WELL I GUESS THAT’S IT FOR TODAY.  I AM SO SORRY THIS BLOG IS SO LONG, BUT I HAD NOT WROTE ANYTHING SINCE JULY, SO I HAD LOTS TO CATCH YOU UP ON, BUT I PROMISE, ILL NEVER, EVER MAKE YOU ALL READ THIS LONG OF A BLOG EVER AGAIN.   PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE ANY PRAYER REQUEST AT ALL, PLEASE DO NOT BE SHY, CLICK ON OUR PRAYER REQUEST PAGE, AND TELL US WHAT YOU NEED PRAYER FOR AND I ALONG WITH ALL THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS WILL BE PRAYING. WELL THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK, REMEMBER I AND MOST IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVE YOU. GOD BLESS 🙂

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE!!! (A THANKFUL HEART)

May 9, 2011

 PSALMS 107:1

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.

Hi all. I am so sorry I have not wrote anything since easter 😦 I do have some good excuses though lol (laugh out loud).  I really wanted to write a blog about Wishbone day! (ill explain what Wishbone day is in a second).  Sadly Wishbone day was on Friday May 6th, so I did not get to writing the blog in time for it 😦 so for now ill still just give a brief explanation, about what Wishbone day is.

You see, Wishbone day, is a day where people with OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA (brittle bone disease) the disease I was born with and battle every day.  Come together from all over the world!! and wear yellow to show awareness for the disease.

More importantly, Wishbone day, is a day to celebrate our accomplishments and to celebrate Life, and it’s a day to show people that we really can do all things through Christ who gives us strength and that yes, with GOD all things really are possible.

 For those of you who may be  new readers and may not know much about this disease, let me briefly tell you a little bit about it.  It is a brittle bone disease, The bones do not grow right and it is a disease where people can break bones daily!!

There are different types or severities of the disease.  The type I have is one of the most severe types.  I break my bones every hour!! people ask me all the time if when I break my bones, is it as painful as it would be for any average “Healthy” person? my answer to that question is, yes!!!!!! the pain you all feel when you break a bone, is the exact same as the pain I or anyone with Osteogenesis Imperfecta feels, the difference is, what it takes to actually break the bones and then the way they heal.

 For instance, you all may break your bones by falling off a bike, or getting in to a car accident, where I on the other hand would break my bones by coughing or just taking a deep breath.  Thats Osteogenesis Imperfecta in a nutshell lol (laugh out loud).

 The reason I did not get to doing this “Wishbone day blog” is because,  First I was sick,  and than my computer started crashing on me, so I could not get online much.

The Video above is my own creation!!! it took me four days! to do this video,  Because of my computer being so messed up lol (laugh out loud).  But hey at least I got it done, right? right lol.

My first intentions for doing this video, was to show my support for OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA and Wishbone day (awareness day).

Sadly my computer did not cooperate with me and Wishbone day came and went lol (laugh out loud), and at first I was kind of disapointed and I was going to scratch the whole project. than I went online and seen all the amazing things my friends and family did to support Wishbone day,OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA and me.

I also seen all the stuff other families, from all over the world!! were doing, and I was very touched and in that moment the LORD spoke to me and told me to continue creating this video and guided me into a new direction and path.

Other than mentioning Wishbone day, I really did not know what to write  about until just now that is.  As I was reading the words that I was writing and thinking in my mind about what I went through trying to make this video on my” junk” of a laptop lol (laugh out loud) I felt the LORD speaking to me and telling me to write on PATIENTS!!!

My computer kept freezing every twenty to thirty minutes, while I was making this “Wishbone day” video, which means, I had to keep restarting  everything every twenty to thirty minutes.  I was getting so annoyed at times that ill admit, I definitely had some ungodly thoughts going on in my head about this laptop and video lol (laugh out loud)

And I so wanted to just give up on this thing and forget that it ever existed and I soooo wished, I had never thought of making it to begin with.  But than as I was looking at all the pictures of people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and hearing all their stories about all the things they have overcome in life

And than thinking about all i’ve overcome.  I thought to myself, heck no, I have never given up on anything before, so something as small as this for sure is not going to scare me away or break me.

I kept at that video till it was perfect!! I could have chose to give up, that would have been the easy thing, right? no we cannot allow anything in life to scare us away, we keep fighting for our goals, we keep pressing forward.

If you do research on all the people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, you will see how many things these people (including me) fight for, on a daily basis.  If there is something you want in life, FIGHT for it, I hate when I hear Christians say: well I was trying for this, or that, but it just didn’t happen, so I guess that means GOD has other plans.

Well yes that could be true for some people and some situations, but there are also times where I think, we are stopping our selves from getting what we want in life, because we can be so impatient.   Some Christians and people in general just want everything NOW!.

And yes there are times GOD does make things instantly happen, but there are other times where we need to fight for things, fight for  L.I.F.E. Why do you think the bible says in EPHESIANS 6:10-18.

Finally, let the LORD make you strong. Depend on his mighty power.  Put on all of GOD’S Armor.  Then you can stand firm against the devil’s evil plans.  Our fight is not against the rulers, the authorities and the powers of this dark world.  It is against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly world.

So put on all of GODS armor.  Evil days will come.  But you will be able to stand up to anything.  And after you have done everything you can, you will still be strong.  So stand firm.  Put the belt of truth around your waist.

Put the armor of Godliness on your chest.  Wear on your feet what will prepare you to tell the good news of peace.  Also, pick up the shield of faith.  With it you can put out all of the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Put on the helmet of salvation.  And tale the sword of the holy spirit.  The sword is God’s word.  At all times, pray by the power of the spirit.  Pray all kinds of prayers.  Be watchful, so that you can pray.  Always keep on praying for all of God’s people.

So see don’t you get it? there are times the enemy comes in to attack, kill and destroy, (even in the small things) but we cannot back down.  We need to FIGHT!!

In a part of the video I made, you will see it says: DON’T EVER GIVE UP! if you just Abide and stand, you’re greatest victory is at hand.  I got that saying from Beckah Shae.  I think it’s awesome.  We all just need to keep doing what I did with that video and instead of just giving up right away, like we do.  We need to pray and have GOD help and lead us through.  Just like he lead me on how to make this video work still.

I was talking to someone the other day that was a little discouraged about something and she kept saying: I just don’t think I could do this anymore.  I told her the same thing I am about to tell you, the word cant is not in my dictionary, I hate that word and I hate hearing people say it.

GOD gave us free will, which means everything in life’s a choice.  Yes some things may be harder to do and you may have to give every ounce of strength thats in you to do it, but you can! cause again we can do all things through christ who gives us strength.  So keep fighting for L.I.F.E.

Before I end this weeks blog, I would like to give a special thank you to my friend Laura Clemente and all the people from all three of the LA BARBERIA SALONS and all the people from LABARBERIA  INSTITUTE OF HAIR (IN CLEVELAND OHIO).  Thank you all so much for supporting me in making Wishbone day heard

And also thanks for letting me share a little bit of my heart with you all.  Laura you have known me for probably close to 20 years now and you have been an amazing friend. Thanks for everything you have always done for me 🙂

Also happy belated Mothers day to all the moms out there.  Mom you have been amazing and have given your entire life to care for me, I will always be grateful for having you in my life, your the best!

Enjoy Life all be grateful for everything GOD has given us.  That is what Wishbone days about Celebrating LIFE, SO COME ON ALL LETS CELEBRATE, BY PRAISING OUR GOD FOR GIVING US LIFE AND LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY.  WELL THATS ALL GOD GAVE ME FOR TODAY.  SEE YOU NEXT WEEK ALL. GOD BLESS AND REMEMBER I LOVE YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU 🙂

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BLESSED!!! (DEDICATED TO MY ENTIRE FAMILY)

April 6, 2011

NUMBERS 6:24-26

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU;

THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE ON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU;

THE LORD TURN HIS FACE TOWARD YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE

Hi all.  Well this week has been one crazy week!!! I am sorry I didn’t do a blog this week, its been very hectic here.  I have lots of announcements, some good some bad lol.  Lets see where do I begin? Well to start with, the guy from Gospel innovation kept his promise!!! he made me 3 different banners/logo’s to pick from, but I am in love with all 3 and am having a awfully hard time deciding which one I want to become the official THE-BOOK-OF-ROO banner/logo, so I am asking all my THE-BOOK-OF-ROO people to help me out and vote for which banner/logo you like best, to vote just go to this website  http://www.pollsb.com/polls/p2182308-poll_the_book_of_roo_decided_upgrade_the

The second announcement is, I became an aunt for the first time! a baby girl!! she was born this past Friday April 1St she is so cute and my first name is her middle name isn’t that cute? 🙂 she has inspired me to make the video above that is of my family, please watch this video you will all love it 🙂

The third thing is more a prayer request than an announcement, but after the baby was born, me and my mom planned on spending most of the week at my sisters to get to know the new baby, but sadly on our way to the hospital the day after she was born, we all heard this big POP  and later we found out that Popping sound came from our van!! I do not know all the technical details, but bottom line is after 13 years our van finally gave out on us 😦 so I am asking, no I am begging, please all be praying for us, that some way or another GOD works some kind of miracle and we our able to get a new van!!!

You know these past few days the LORD has really been teaching me how to enjoy the many blessings HE gives us freely every day. When that van broke down, sure me, mom and dad could of got angry and let that ruin the babies home coming and we could have let that take our JOY away, but we didn’t, because we knew what was important, we knew what mattered and that was that my sister and her baby were healthy and on their way home!!!  I may not be rich in material things but I am rich, I am blessed with things that are much more important.

It took a lot of strength and courage for my sister and her husband to go through with having a baby, because for a very long time we were not sure how safe it was for her to have one, because of all my medical issues.  You all have heard me say before that the past 3 years have been hard and I have been sick  and have been through a lot and been in and out of the hospital, but the one good thing that came out of all that, was the fact that since I was in there so much, my sister had asked me if I wouldn’t mind getting a genetic DR to come look at me, of course I said no problem, my sister would do anything for me so its the least I could have done for her.

So the Doctor came and did some blood work, and through all that we found out which type of Osteogenisis Imperfecta I had and also found out that the type I had was not a hereditary thing, it was not something that could get passed down to any future baby!!! which was a huge relief to my whole family including me.

I am very thankful for my life and have no complaints but I do know how hard it is to live with Osteogenisis Imperfecta, not just on the person with the disease, but also for the entire family.

Having a disease of any kind really does transform the entire family.  All I can say is you have the choice as to how it transforms you? Me and my family choose to have it make us stronger!!

Like you all have heard before I was not supposed to live past 10 days!!! 10 days!!! there were so many things I was told I would not live through.  So many times I was told I would not have the chance to experience LIFE.  I never in a million years thought I would out live family members and friends that I loved.

Never did I think id have a chance to experience the things in life that I have been blessed to experience.  I remember as a kid praying and saying OK GOD just need to make it a few more years to see my brother get married and than id say OK GOD a few more years to see my sister graduate, and so on and so on.  I have always been at peace and have known that my life is in GODS hands and whatever happens, happens.  What if GOD didn’t answer my prayers? what if he did take me home before I had a chance to see my niece, or my brother and sister get married? would I have been mad? would I have felt like GOD was a failure? Heck no!!! we can not control time, GOD is in control of my life, always has and always will.

My friend who I had asked you all to pray for a few weeks ago, the lady who was in the I.C.U, well she is home and doing fantastic.  She is doing so well that she actually had told my mom to tell me to read Psalms 91. Does anyone know Psalms 91?

Psalms 91 says: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. ” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.  You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

When I read that I was reminded of when I was younger and how any time things would get really bad, or scary, my parents and my one friend would read that scripture to me.  People ask me all the time why I think I have lived as long as I have? My answer is right there in Psalms 91, read it carefully and you will understand, it says: whoever dwells in the most high, which means whoever dwells in him will be under the LORDS covering.

So again we have a choice? we can dwell on the good or dwell on the bad? But if we dwell on the good, if we dwell on L.I.F.E the LORDS hand will be on us, no disease, no harm, nothing can touch us and we will have long LIFE in JESUS!!!

I am going to enjoy every minute I have and not waste time dwelling on stupid negative unimportant things.  What is important is L.I.F.E and what you do with it, you can be a blessing, a blessing to L.I.F.E, a blessing to the world.

L.I.F.E (LOVE IN FULL EFFECT) lets make a difference in this world, lets stop living in fear and get out our armor and sword and fight for L.I.F.E!!!

I am blessed because I have a family that loves me

I am blessed because I have a roof over my head and people who care for me

I am blessed because I am experiencing what L.I.F.E is

I am blessed because I have an amazing team of doctors who care for me

I am blessed because CHRIST carried my cross and died for my sins

I am blessed because I have the LOVE OF CHRIST IN ME

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY ENJOY ALL. GOD BLESS

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THANKS YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME

November 12, 2010

THANK YOU SO MUCH THE SITES ONLY BEEN UP FOR 5 OR 6 HOURS AND ALREADY WE GOT PEOPLE COMMENTING YAHOOO, PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP IN MIND THOUGH THAT WHAT I WROTE UP THIS MORNING IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ONLY THING EVER ON IT, IM GOING TO BE WRITING MORE ABOUT MY LIFE ABOUT O.I AND POSTING PICTURES OF MY ARTWORK AND MUCH MORE FUN STUFF SO KEEP CHECKING BACK FROM TIME TO TIME THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING 🙂


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