Friday, January 28, 2011

Is It Real Or What?

  I do not care what people believe out there about visits from the other side because I know for a fact that they are real. I do not know the process on who gets to come back or anything, I just know I had a visit from my mother. My mother died in 2007. She died peacefully in her sleep. I know for a fact she died. While I was doing some work on the house that she and my Dad shared while she was alive I could feel the presence of her in that house. There were constant noises coming from inside that house. Noises that I can't explain. For whatever reason, my Mom could not see me or cross-over to an earthly body where I could see her. It seems that she was trying to let me know by the only way she was able that she was there. My Mom found a way to get her earthly body back to communicate with me. It was about a week ago that I was sitting in my TV room and heard a noise that I did not recognize. I walked toward the noise and I saw a figure standing in my kitchen. I turned the light on and it was my mother standing there. The woman that I loved in the body that I knew her from. She looked beautiful standing there. I started to walk towards her and she spoke the word,"No." I asked her why could I not touch her. I wanted so much to give her a hug. "I am not in my glorified body." she said. I did not know what that meant and I asked her. She did not seem to pay any attention to my question. " I have come to say goodbye. I will not be able to see you, again." Where are you going, I asked. " I love you and I want you to be your best. I will see you when your time has come. Until then, I must go. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Good-bye. I love you." Then she was gone. It was not like a mist and she evaporates. She was gone. I was not sad. Unbelievably, I was happy. I cannot explain it. She gave me a message, treat your fellow man as you would want to be treated. The more I think about it the more I find fault in my own life. I have been stealing my wife's medication and I would not want her to get mine so I have learned not to get her meds. This is such a small example. If we all lived by that simple rule, just think how much better life would be.
  I have been thinking why it took her so long to come to me. Maybe there are rules that have to be followed in Heaven. I know my Mom is in Heaven by the way she lived her life. Why couldn't she have visited me, sooner? I have a lot of questions left to be answered. the one thing I know without a doubt, travel between realms is possible. That I know for sure. I am gonna treat people differently, too. Thanks Mom.       theblogmeister

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Death Is At My Door

  My first cousin, Patty, was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. She had a reaction to Coumadin, a blood thinner, and developed a large blister, covering the whole left calf. The doctors chose to stop the chemo until her leg healed. They had to wait on it to bust on its own, which took a while. Then they did a skin graft and had to wait  on that to heal. In the mean time, the cancer kept growing and growing. It moved into her lymph nodes and where else? By the time her leg was healed the cancer blocked nodes and it caused massive swelling in her legs. I got a call from her the other night and she told me that she wanted me to take her to UAB er. When we got there it was packed. I asked the nurse how much longer and she told me there were 35 ahead of her. I told the nurse that I new what triage meant and she was gonna have to go next. The drive from Gadsden to Birmingham was about an hour and we sat in the ER for another 2 hours. When I told the nurse I asked her to come look at Patty's feet. Well, she looked and decided that we were next. We were seeing the doctor, soon. Patty was admitted and I just learned that because of the delay in waiting for her leg to heal it only gave time for the cancer to progress. She told me that the doctors have given her a couple months to live.
 Somebody dropped the ball, here. They should have known that by waiting on the leg to heal, the cancer had to spread. Hell, even I know that. I would rather lose a leg than my life. See, Patty has not done anybody wrong. Why does she have to lose her life? She is a good person that has been dealt a shitty hand. Here I am, no use to society, and I am living. I have a fucked-up mental disease and she gets the death sentence. What is fair about that? It ain't fair. Who makes these life and death decisions, anyway. It's fucked-up, if you ask me. And there ain't nobody asking.   theblogmeister

Monday, January 24, 2011

Where Have You Been?

  This is an honest and important question that needs to be answered. I just do not have an honest and important answer to give you. My life, as many others at this time of the year, have been consumed by professional and college football. The NFC and AFC champs were decided, yesterday. What is more important than that is the drama of the college football world. College football, by a long shot, is the most exciting sporting event in the world. Not just the games, the recruiting of high school players to play at the college level has more intrigue than any other sport alive. Several college recruiters will often offer the moon if the student will sign a letter of intent to play at that certain school. This 'letter' is not binding and the student will, and often does, change their mind. There are certain rules that must be followed in recruiting a player to play at a certain school. Rules, however, are stretched to the limit and are sometimes violated in order to get that 'signature of intent'. Coaches will tread that fine line in what is legal and what is downright cheating. That is because one player could have such an impact on a school's chance to become great versus good. Take Cam Newton, who played for Auburn last year, without that one player I would feel comfortable in saying that Auburn would have not won the national championship last year for Auburn. In case you have been in a coma the past year, we are talking about college football.
  For those of you who do not know, collegiate sports, especially football is a multi-million dollar business. In less than a couple of weeks we will have national signing day for all of those high school student athletes who hope to make a living in the Professional Football League but first they have to find the right college that will give them the best chance to make it to that next level. Coaches all over the country are evaluating players that will give them the best chance to increase their pay scale and reach their goal of becoming national champions of college football. It is, and has always been, "What can you do for me." The reverse is true after the player graduate, or leaves early for the NFL, The player is asked by the pro team, "What can you do for me? Let's not kid ourselves this is about money. The one thing a high school kid needs is a college coach with experience in the dealings on the NFL. I will say this, I am an Alabama Crimson Tide booster and I believe that we have one, if not the best, college coaches around. We are setting this program up to be one of the most elite programs in the nation. It is great to be a Bama fan, right now. National  championships are possible for the next several years. I will close by saying that I believe we have the coach that is very happy with what he sees and is making plans for the University of Alabama to be a program that will be in the hunt for national championships for years to come. RTR