(Fr. Mathew Zachariah is a well known Priest and a very talented writer.We respectfully address him "Achen" and our respected and beloved Achen has sent a very beautiful story for our respected readers for the New Year Day of 2012. Thanks Achan and thanks to all the respected readers,writers,supporters who have helped our New World online Publications to grow this much spreading to so many Countries of the World. Thanks again."A VERY,VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
From: Fr. Mathew Zachariah
I am forwarding this beautiful story of freedom to my good friends. The Bible tells about a godly prayerful persons life is like eagles."They shall mount up with wings as eagles." They shall renew their strength, they shall run,and not be weary, they shall walk, and not faint.Here the messenger is asking a question for all of this!. "Do you not know?
Have you not heard? The LORD is the EVERLASTING GOD."
May The Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings upon you, and may He make His face to shine upon you in 2012 & always. Please do not forget:. "The Eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are His everlasting arms." .
Wish you all a healthy, blessed new year.
With love & Prayers
On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 10:37 AM,
Many things about tomorrow I don't seem to understand. But I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand.
A truly beautiful true story. Enjoy!
Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should, Let go of things you can't change, Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them!
Freedom and Jeff
Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer.
She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings.Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery,it was broken in 4 places.She's my baby.When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet's office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.
This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand in a week. You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning. She was going to be put
down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn't want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized;
but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went
immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day.
We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her.
I got her used to the gloveand then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington .
We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show
about us.In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair - the whole
bit. I missed a lot of work. When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey
and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again.
Fast forward to November 2000
the day after Thanksgiving,I went in for my last checkup.
I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last
option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was
told that all the cancer was gone.So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the
hill. I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me
and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back
(I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don't know how long . That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever
since she came in. This is a very special bird.On a side note: I have had people who
were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was
terminal come up to us and I let him hold her.His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body. I have so many stories like that..
I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.
Hope you enjoyed this!
But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;and they shall walk, and not faint.
Cancer is a strange cell.
You can go along for years in remission
and then one day it pops its head up again.
If you ever have it you will never be free of it.
Pray for the day there will be a permanent cure.
A SMALL REQUEST...
93% won't forward, but I'm Sure You Will.
A small request.....Just one line
I pray that You will guide someone to find a cure for cancer in 2012.
In Jesus Name, Amen
All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.
Even if it's only to one more person.
In memory of anyone you know who has been
struck down by cancer or is still living with it.