Help Needed

God gives and God takes away, Blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21

Thursday night, September 8, 2016, before I went to bed I did what had become a habit, to go in Eman’s room, kiss him on his forehead and whisper in his ear, Mama Loves You…

Friday morning, September 9, 2016, God decided that it was time to bring Emanuel up to heaven with him so that he could do the things that he couldn’t do on this earth.

This is a out of the box step for me but I really need everyones help.  I’m asking for donations to help with the furneral expenses for Emanuel James Martin by the GoFundMe account or any offline donations.

This GoFundMe account for Emanuel was created in order to get him a new van but now God has saw fit to use it to help with his burial expenses.

Having a pre-existing condition can keep you from getting the important things like life insurance and we could not insurance Emanuel.

Click here to go to the GoFundMe account for Emanuel Martin.

The link still says van4eman, but it is now being used to help with the expenses.

Any help anyone can give us at this time will be greatly appreciated.

He was my Joy, he was my Heart and I will miss him so much especially that contagious smile of his.

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Thanks again everybody and May God Bless You All!

In Jesus Name, Amen

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Tears of Joy

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My special baby on his senior prom night..

It’s been a long time since I have posted anything to my blog but the Holy Spirit is leading me to post something today in my time of need.

On September 9, 2016, my only son, Emanuel James Martin, went home to be with the Lord.  He was 20 years old and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and MR at birth due to a Prolapsed Cord.  This story could be very sad for me but it’s not simply because of my relationship with God from the beginning of Eman’s life until the end.  See when Emanuel was born on March 21, 1996 he was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville Tennessee after an emergency C-Section.  I was still at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia Tennessee recovering for the next 3 days.  What’s so amazing about the number 3 is that the doctors gave Emanuel 72 hours to live.  My tears of joy come from the fact that not only did he survive the 3 day window they gave him, but he remained with us for 20 years.

Our relationship with God plays a very important role in how we handle situations like sickness, loss of income and death.  I thank God everyday for my relationship with Him because I would have lost my mind or worst a long time ago.  It’s hard when the family member is in a normal condition but it’s even harder when the family member has a disability.

To all the parents and caretakers of individuals with special needs or disabilities I salute you and will continue praying for you all.  Keep you heads held high and Never, Never give up on your Special family member or Special person you are taking care of.

Please continue praying for me and my family.

God Bless You All!

 

 

Remembering Riverside Park

As I was taking my cousin to his football game last Saturday morning at Ridley Park and as I turned the corner to go through the gate, there were fastpitch softball games getting ready to start.  That brought back memories when we had tournaments at Riverside Park.  Now instead of using three fields, 2 softball and 1 baseball, they have 6.  This is good because it allows them to play 6 games at a time instead of three.  This probably helps them finish a lot earlier than we did. 

We would start around 8 or 9 a.m., sometimes earlier, wouldn’t finish until 12 or 1 a.m.  Those were long days but I enjoyed every minute.  Because the fields were so close together, except for the one across the street, everyone could watch the other teams play while watching the team their child or children were playing on.  Back then we had a packed house for every game, even the regular season games, because everyone stayed and watched the other teams play. 

Yes times are changing and everytime I drive through Riverside the memories return.  Everyone reading this and played at Riverside should know what I’m talking about.  I’m not saying that I approve or disapprove the riverwalk, but It Is What It Is.

If you played fastpitch at Riverside Park, I ask you to like this Post/Blog and let me know the name of the team you played on.

Thanks and Be Blessed!