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More Good News and a Few Oh-Ohs

Hi Angels–

I just got back from the hospital.  It has been a long couple of weeks–in and out, out and in.  I didn’t want to worry you. Finally, the tests are all back and I know what direction things are headed–two very big “Thank God’s” and two big “Oh-Oh’s.”

I can’t keep my eyes open one more second right now to write more.  Leaving the hospital tonight, I got sick in the hallway and had to be put in a wheelchair to just get to the car.  I think I was just overwhelmed with relief and decisions yet to come as well as being still sick, tired and hungry.  Things will get better eventually but for now, check back on this link by Monday, Tuesday afternoon at the latest.  I have a few stories to write.

Thank you to our Angels who sent their precious prayers and love and to those who send other types of help, we are grateful.  Your Burger King gift cards (and other gift cards) are saving my life–especially on nights like tonight–but they are getting depleted–and amazon credits are needed now more than ever. The RR daily treat box is almost empty (EEK!). For dogs who can only move or eat or drink with human aid, having a daily chew–not cookies but something longer term as their daily “look forward to” even if a human still has to hold it for them because their front legs or mouth doesn’t work “normally,” we need to focus on replenishing our stock! (I will put together a list of the top five chews needed on the next post if anyone wants to help or keep a look out for sales.)

I lit a candle in the hospital chapel for everyone tonight before I went home and then I knelt down and prayed for you. I asked God to bless you all with whatever you need. I don’t think we need to list it all out–I believe God knows what we need even before we know!  I stand in awe of His Magnificence, Love and Mercy and amazing Power.  He never ceases to amaze me every day.

God also called Maggie’s name during this time. I thank God that it was early in the morning and so I was able to be with her to comfort her and to care for her during her last hours. I will write more about her life next week.  She was a goofy, gentle, sweet soul (a gorgeous German Shepherd) who is running and playing now in heaven, I am sure, and no longer has all of her health issues.  She was with us for nine full years. Maggie Mags is very much loved and deeply missed.  She made me smile every single day and still does every time I think of her. She would be very happy if the thought of her made you smile, too! (She slept with her personal pink rubber kick-ball and her blankie every single night!)

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Sending much love and always…

Hugs from the Herd

Jane

e-anything goes to: a.rescue.volunteer@gmail.com

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Mailing address:

Rescue Ranch

4057 Riley Fuzzel Road

Ste. 500-130

Spring, TX  77386

 

PS  Thank you to the angel who sent a bulk box of Dingo Ringos from petmountain.com–there is no “from” name in the box!  …And to the angel who sent the box of shampoo, conditioner and everything pretty and scented, thank you for reminding me that my own self needs some TLC sometimes. I will work on these and my other thank you notes this coming week. Please forgive my lateness!

 

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I Stand in Awe

Today, at 3:20 PM CST, I was notified that Someone’s Medicare has been retroactively restored back to December, 2017!  All $108,000 of claims that were denied will be reprocessed–and paid–starting in a few weeks.  A tremendous weight has been taken off of my shoulders. To Him goes all of the Glory.

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For over a solid month and condensed down to a final 266 pages of research and documents, I had (and still have) taped a print out of the original painting of the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina had painted in 1934 over my computer desk. It was into these very eyes that I looked for guidance, inspiration and strength to continue what was a grueling process.  (To view the whole painting, Click Here.  It is huge (life-size) so I only could print out a portion of it.)

I know those of you who know what happened will celebrate this blessing with us —-and it is truly a blessing.  Grateful is just the beginning of emotions that I feel. No matter how things look/appear, remember to stand in absolute faith.  There is more to this world than we can see with our eyes.

We love you very, very much and thank you for your love and kindnesses.

J

PS A prayer can be even be a simple “Thank you” or “I love you.” Don’t feel that you cannot connect with the Divine Source of all things (that is pure Love) because you don’t know formal prayers.  Love is all around you.

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The Image of the Divine Mercy or more correctly the Image of Merciful Jesus is a depiction of Jesus based on the devotion initiated by Saint Faustina Kowalska.

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“I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish,” Jesus told Faustina, according to her diary, which has been studied and authenticated by the Church over several decades. “I also promise victory over enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory.” (Diary 48)

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Jesus is shown in most versions as raising his right hand in blessing, and pointing with his left hand on the Sacred Heart from which flow forth two rays: one red and one pale. The depiction contains the message Jesus I trust in you (Polish: Jezu ufam Tobie). The rays streaming out have symbolic meaning: red for the blood of Jesus (which is the Life of Souls), and pale for the water (which justifies souls) (Diary 299). The whole image is a symbol of charity, forgiveness and love of God, referred to as the “Fountain of Mercy“. According to the diary of Saint Faustina, the image is based on her 1931 vision of Jesus.

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To read more, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Mercy_image

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To listen to the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, Click Here.  (Just close your eyes and listen to it.  It is about 20 minutes long and one of the most beautiful prayers I’ve ever heard.)

PPS  I would also like to send a special “Thank you” to Texas Senator John Cornyn’s office for making an inquiry into this situation.  Truly grateful.

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One Year Later

One year ago I was graced with a second chance at life.  I was in a hospital bed in the ICU dying but by the Grace of God, I am here today. The journey back to life wasn’t easy but it was more amazing than it was painful–and it was painful!

I knew the anniversary of what happened was coming but I did not expect the impact that it would have on me.  I found that I needed to completely retreat into prayer and silence.  There is something profoundly other-worldly about surviving a near death experience.

Not only am I grateful that I was able to live but in the space between life and after life, I was tasked with a mission which I have not yet completed. I needed time to think about how to accomplish this.  I was given a glimpse of what we call heaven and many answers to questions we all have about life after life. I was also told to put it into a book so everyone would have access to the information.  Being distracted by so many things, I have not yet completed this task although I do have all of my notes that I wrote down in the hospital when I had the strength to do so.

In addition, facing so many life decisions and serious health issues-again-that deserve contemplation and research and complete focus, I just withdrew into maintaining all of the lives around me while trying to figure out some very significant things.  I still haven’t come to any final decisions but I am feeling that whatever decisions I make will be those that I can rest in.  A great portion of making these decisions is walking in faith and not by sight which brings a sense of calm and serenity.  If God means for something to happen, it will.  If He doesn’t, then it won’t no matter how we try, wish, pray, worry, have anxiety, etc. so it is best to put all of those emotions aside and just stay calm, steady and focused.

I am sorry that my silence has worried you.  Some of you are aware of the hurdles I personally face as well as with Someone, all while taking care of special needs dogs. I wasn’t planning on such a long break from writing but then strep throat hit and the fevers and because one of my lungs is already partially compromised, it caused secondary problems and tremendous pain.  As sick as I was, I could not even lay down in bed without first folding up a big quilt to put under my lungs for extra cushioning.

While it will take me a few more weeks to get better.  Typing hurts my lung!  I am going to stay in prayerful silence until I make some decisions.  I just need to just listen for the answers.  I will be getting mail and will be writing back but I am going to try to limit my computer and email time. Plus, I need to get the book written while I have the time and energy, in whatever free time I have.

The dogs are all as sweet as can be.  My heart weighs heavy about Sweet Maggie Mags.  She had so many health issues when she got to the Rescue Ranch nine years ago.  After recovering from emergency surgery, with a little help, her giant fluffy self jumped into the back seat of my car and never looked back.  That was the same day I was given Big Maya, Rocky Rocks, Jed the Poodle Doodle and the Chihuahua twins, Bellie and Sissy, whose broken bodies had been discarded out in the middle of a desolate field.

Initially, I turned down the request to take them all because we were already overwhelmed but after thinking about it, I realized that they had nowhere to go, no one able to care for them, no way to learn about love, to have a home, to get warm food and chew bones and would lose their little lives even after surviving terrible suffering.  I could not let that happen no matter how hard it would be for us. Their lives could not end in a memory of pain. And, as I have learned over the years, each animal actually expands our hearts and souls.  I have no regret about taking them and in fact, I thank God that we did.  Each animal has been a blessing in his/her own way.

I appreciate your patience during this time in my life.  Please sign up for email notification of blog posts so you know when I write since I cannot promise that I will be writing with any regularity right now.  I will again, I hope, but I just need a little more time right now.

Thank you for your prayers, love, friendship, help and blessings.  They are all welcome and gratefully received. I ask daily that God return them many times to bless your own lives.  I really mean it.

With love and always Hugs from the Herd,

J.

Mailing address:

Rescue Ranch

4057 Riley Fuzzel Road

Suite 500-130

Spring, TX  77386

Much needed: Dingo Ringos (petmountain.com in the Bulk section), Burger King and McDonald’s credits (special needs dogs who won’t eat anything else will eat Whopper Patties and McD’s egg patties with bacon!) and amazon.com e-credits for dog chews and food (they should go to a.rescue.volunteer@gmail.com)

Grateful. Always grateful.

!!!!HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!

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