A freind sent this to me several days after my mom died and I save it, today I was cleaning my email out and came across this and instantly thought of you. So here you go, hang in there one day at a time or one hour at a time, whatever it takes to get threw each hour. Also go here - http://www.hasanyonetoldyou.com/ It was sent to me by a wonderful freind at a time when I did need it, now I want to share it with you. Keep repeating this message "The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you." So Sweetie and others who are reading this sometimes it does get worse before it gets better, it is all in how we deal with these disasters that creates the outcome. I hope this helps you or anyone else who needs a reminder that we are all loved and need to have faith, so tie a knot in that rope, as Linda would say, and hang on- Carl When your hut's on fire The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, 'God! How could you do this to me?' Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! 'How did you know I was here?' asked the weary man of his rescuers. 'We saw your smoke signal,' they replied. The Moral of This Story: It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God. P.S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know whos else hut may be on fire too.