There are a million aspects to Me. A billion. A trillion. You see? There is the profane and the profound, the lesser and the larger, the hollow and the holy, the ghastly and the Godly. July 17 - Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1" page 173
I am indeed saddened by the announcement late Friday that one of the great ICON's of the 20th Century, WALTER CRONKITE, died at the age of 92. Cronkite was just always there with the news. Real News. That does not exist today. He was a real ICON. He was an influence on the way America
was and is. I will never forget his announcement of the passing of JFK. His Vietnam coverage. His landing on the moon coverage. Those are just three of the fine examples of his reporting that are burned into my memory. There will never be another person that can possibly take his place of even come close to it. The changes that have come down the pike have taken that position away. We now have 24 hour news, the WWW, Twitter, Utube, and all the other stuff that just blabber 24 hours a day. Walter Cronkite has left a huge emptiness in the world as if a "thousand lights went out." I feel so blessed to have had my life touched by such a remarkable person He will be missed.
On another note, Rosalie is back in the hospital due to extreme back pain. I talked with both she and Sam this afternoon. She has had bad lower back pain for awhile and was worsened during the severe constipation of late. She went in yesterday and x-rays show several complex fractures in her lower back. She was to have an MRI late this afternoon and has been cleared for surgery for next week. With her COPD she will be on a ventilator during and after surgery and it will be removed when she shows she can breath on her own. One of the major side effects is that she may not come off of the ventilator. But as she says, there's not much choice and she has the faith that all will be well. So, one more time I am asking for prayers from y'all. Sure are a lot of with loved ones on these prayer lists. Aren't we blessed with friends that lovingly give time for this in their prayers? Isn't this one of the best perks of being in recovery? HELL YES.
Tonight I am grateful for:
- God my Higher Power
- My Sobriety
- Mamie, my schnauzer
- My Sponsor who is getting out and around.
- My right eye.
- Being sighted.
- A surprise Dinner with Daave this evening.
- The beauty of distant storm clouds south of Houston this evening.
- All y'all.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.