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Froggie's Story

Well the truth is, . I dont know for,sure how I got the dragon. If there is a way that I could have got it , I've been there. It dosen't really matter now anyway does it ? At least not to me. . Today I choose to live in the answer to the problem , instead of the problem. I have inlaws that are not very understanding not to put them down, but we all know a fewfolks like that, that at the drop of a hat will work overtime to make sure that they are the first ones to broadcast to all the world the latest "family Buzz"

Well , God gave me the strength to take away all there power as well as the power of devil himself . As soon as I found out I had Hep C, God put me on a mission in my life to share the challenge of Hep c with others in an attempt to let folks know that Hep C is not the end of the world and that its ok.. I have had the oppurtinity since to be blessed in comforting all those that I have come in contact with by sharing my new life challenge.

I am 46 years, married to the same girl for 20 yrs on Jan.8th 2003. On Jan 9th 2002 my third child was born. As a dad I decided to upgrade my life Ins . policy by a couple a hundred thousand to be a responsible parent and make sure the family was covered in the event of my untimely death.

Needless to say ,I was turned down because of a new found delima, Hep C. I was shocked but only for a second . You see, I knew the road I traveled in my past. It would have been unrealistic to expect finding out that I had any thing less than Hep C.

So where do we go from here ? Follow the yellow brick road. I was of\f to see the wizardI choose to call him God, Father Daddy. He gave me the brains , the courage and the heart to see this thing through which I have decided to persue for more than one reason…. My Wife , My kids and most important, that I might be around to set high standards, and break the chain in life . My dad died when I was 12 and my dads dad died when he was 37. My dad was only two at the time of his death . So you see, I have some pretty big shoes to fill. I have already outlived my dad buy 3 years at present, and his dad by 9 years . So my quest is to break the chain and leave for my children that which my dad never had a fare chance to try an pull off. He did the best heknew how with what he had, and I forgive him for it. This has so much more to do with life than just having hep c . It breaks my heart to see my kids look at me sick all the time, and have the fear in there hearts that tells them …daddys sick and the tears from there eyes are those of utter fear radiating the concern that there dad might be next. No, you can talk to a seven yearold till he is blue in the face that your gonna be fine, but as a simple childs mind goes, there is still a great deal of uncertainty in there hearts and there spirits. So now its my turn to be dad, do the best I can, break the chain, and leave a legecy that my son will pass down to his childern, and so on , and so on, Certainly a good Godly Honorable goal. Its all I live for. My mission field is at home , first and foremost to the God of the universe, then to my wife , then to these wonderful God given children.

So you see, Its not about Hep C at all… For me its about living life on lifes terms , One Day at a Time and hopefully when Im gone , my message will have been clear and hopefully the goal of future family and generations of the world to come. I would like to close with a song that God put on my heart when my first son was born….

Its called:

"A Letter to my Son"

God's Peace,
Rob

 

 

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