"Twas The Night Before Jesus Came"

'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed. Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap. When out of the East there arose such a clatter. I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash! When what to my wondering eyes should appear But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY! The light of His face made me cover my head It was Jesus! returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself. In the Book of Life which He held in His hand Was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame. The people whose names had been written with love He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound. While all the rest were left standing around. I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight. In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near. There's only one life and when comes the last call We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

written by Unknown Author

Monday, February 23, 2015

Our Special Needs Child is VERY limited to where he can go and what he can do in our very small 2 bedroom trailer.

We are a family of 6, with custody of our almost 7 yr. old grandson, Jaysen. He is a VERY sweet, loving boy born with hydrocephalus.

{Hydrocephalus- an accumulation of serous fluid within the cranium, especially in infancy, due to obstruction of the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, often causing great enlargement of the head; water on the brain.}

This condition has, after numerous surgery's at his very first few months of life, left him with a great deal of disabilities. One is his ability to not be able to walk. He is just now starting to put weight on his legs, with the help of his "stander" but he is limited to only being "forced", so to speak to stand. But with no ability to move or learn to walk in. We have found a walker for Jaysen to actually help him to learn to "walk" and not just stand!

We have found a Home, it is around 3500 sq. ft. the price to rent it is $650. per month. The rooms are big and so are the doorways, which will make it easier for Jaysen to be able to learn to walk in the special walker. The Home also has a small building beside it for me to be able to open a small day care. Which will be my way of "giving back" to the community by offering dependable and trustworthy Child care for a few children at a rate far more affordable than the average daycare.

What our agenda to do with the money is to buy all equipment needed for Jaysen and his learning needs. Rent the home, pay the electric and gas for about a year in advance, fence a play area for Jaysen and the children in the day care, to insure the ability for us to save and be able to afford and keep this place for Jaysen to grow and Lord willing learn to walk. Also for us to rent a moving truck and "helpers", as Roy will not be able to do alot of heavy lifting or continuous...well he is not able to due a whole lot of anything continuously. With his 3 slipped disc's and 1 bulging disc and a knee with no cartilage he is VERY limited to his movements.

We will also be purchasing a wheelchair access van due to the tragedy of his present wheelchair having to be bungy strapped to the top of our van and it falling off and losing his head rest part and basically disfiguring the shape of his wheelchair.

The “tools” that parents need to make their job easier are not readily available. These are essential items that not only assist the parents in properly and safely caring for their special-needs child, but enhance the Quality-of-life for the child.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your desire to be a part of the growth and development and the progress of Jaysen's ability to learn to walk and better means of living! May God Bless you.

~ Country Mama ~