"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Cousin Vicki

This is a photo of my cousin Vicki and her precious family.
She fought a horrific battle with cancer and lost...it has been a decade since she died.
I miss her. Especially now seeing her girls growing up.
Especially when I read about Noah in the Bible. Vicki and I were Noah's Ark collectors.
I have stopped collecting them and the last one I bought was a month after she died.
She lived with us when I was a senior in high school and she was attending the local college and she and I became quite close.

Cancer sucks.
I am sorry to say it so bluntly or crudely. Please forgive me.
I was reading one of my favorite bloggers and he wrote a post titled Cancer Sucks.
Yep, he is right.
And he said something that made me smile as I am a fighter by nature.
He said that the cancer of cancer is life.

May we all live knowing that others have cancer.
May we take each day as a gift.
May we cherish those around us as if today is our last day.


2 comments:

Maria said...

Hi Humblewife, I've come over to your blog from Rhonda's D2E blog. I just had to tell you that I thought the comment you left on Rhonda's blog, really 'says it all' about modern society and your thoughts mirror mine! thank you for being so eloquent in stating those facts! :-)

Humble wife said...

Maria-thank you for your kind words. Nice to find like minded friends all over!