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JEREMIAH
by Josie Hamby
01/08/13
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He was a quiet man, did not have much to say. The last one to leave the comfort of his dad and momís home. Perhaps he was his motherís favorite, itís hard to know, she loved all her children. In his late twenties he met a young lady and it was love at first sight . She already had her house and car and soon they were planning their wedding. They were so happy and very much in love and had big plans. He found a job with a well established , big company and, now they were ready to add some children to their happiness. She had been to the doctor and to her dismay she was told she could not have children. She was sure their was something that could be done, so she went to a fertility doctor, and soon the tests began one after the other. Eight times she subjected herself through these and every time her little body would not carry a baby, however the last test, she conceived and carried a baby and in the fourth month, she lost this one. The doctor had warned her during all these test that they were taking a toll on her kidneys and she chose to ignore his warnings; having a baby was a big need in her life, after all she married a good man and the least she could do was give him a baby. After twenty eight years of marriage they had pretty much settled on not having any children. They had been told by adoption agencies that they would be last on any list to adopt a baby because by now they were considered too old, which now they were in their forties. Isnít that kind of strange, now days couples are adopting babies and children later in life.
It was in the early Fall that Jeremiah went to the doctor and had his physical was great. His heart was strong and his blood pressure was good, he was given a good report of good health. So the next thing was to go have some dental work done, so in November he had his teeth worked on and he thought everything was fine, but infection had set in and immediately it swept throughout his body. He was rushed to the emergency and right away the hospital staff started the antibiotics. It seemed this hospital did not have the advanced technology needed to fight off this strong infection, so they rushed him to one that had everything he needed. He spent two and half months in this hospital, through so many procedures and his ever so faithful wife was by his side. In late December his body could no longer fight, he slipped into a coma with ventilators attached to him. This was such a hard decision that she had to make, to disconnect everything, itís one that not one person should ever have to make. Life is a blessing that GOD has given us and it can be gone so fast. He left behind a wife that loved him so much, and he was her life. She could not get over the fact that he was no longer here and for five years she grieved and cried. He had been her soul mate, her only love. She wondered why GOD had taken him and not her first. Life and death are not ours to decide on. After five years; I am sure God finally said ,Ē OK youíve hurt long enough without him, and youíve been lonely too long, Come Home.Ē THIS GOES TO SHOW THAT MARRIAGE IS MEASURED BY MORE THAN JUST YEARS, ITíS MEASURED BY HOW WE LIVE AND BY LAUGHTER AND TEARS, BY GOOD TIMES, CONTENTMENT AND DREAMS AND ALSO BY HARD TIMES THAT GOD CAN BRING YOU THROUGH; so we can make big future plans, doesnít always mean that we will be around to see them come to pass. Itís only one day at a time that we can live, life can be so short. Jeremiah and his wife had made wonderful plans to retire in five years and you see it was not in GODíS plan. Jeremiah was a good man, and he loved GOD, and I think, He needed him more.

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