Thursday, December 14, 2006

Adrian the Bread

My cousin Adrian once spent a summer with us in the United States. It so happed to be the summer that my brother was going through the "let's rhyme everyone's name phase" (IE Jael the Bell, Jonathan Bonathan) He named cousin, Adrian the pan, but Adrian, because of his love of every thing america, insisted to be called Adrian the Bread. That's how I'll remember him, Adrian the bread.
Thanks to everyone who praid for my family, and sorry to all of you whose phone calls I ignored because I just didn't want to deal with anyone.
I think what I got out of this experience is that I don't get God sometimes, and that makes me angry sometimes, but in the end God is always going to be God, and God is always going to have an answer that makes so much sense that whatever suffering I feel now is going to pale in comparison to his plan.
Until I know what that is, I'll lovingly remember, Adrian the Bread.
PS. The film "The Good Shepard" with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie was partly shot in the Dominican Republic. Adrian the Bread answered a casting call and got a roll as an extra, as a CIA agent. Check it out, maybe you'll see him.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Jael of Little Faith

Today at work I got a call that my cousin Adrian had died. About 3 weeks ago, Adrian was in a car accident, and had been in a coma ever since. Earlier this week, he finally woke up and was speaking and reacting well. All of a sudden, yesterday he had starting having convulsions and took a turn for the worse. Finally today, I hear news that he died. Well, after hours of just sitting around crying with my family, and in the care of AMAZING people from my church, we got a call from my uncle, that my cousin WASN'T dead. He had little brain activity, but that now it was looking alot better. Through the grapevine it had become that he was brain dead. His doctors in the dominican republic say that the next 24 hours are vital, and we'll see what happens. All of a sudden someone suggested prayer, and the first thing that popped out of my mouth was saying to my sister, "I can't believe they're hanging on to false hope." That's when I realized. I trust God to get me to help me with the GRE's and with Aps and Recs and get me into the right school, but when it comes to the impossible, I'm 'Jael of Little Faith'

So I'm just asking for you guys to pray that for my cousin, and for my faith, whatever the outcome. If there was ever a time for God to prove me wrong, this is it.


Monday, December 04, 2006