One thrilling experience in my life was moving into my apartment from a convalescent
Lord, my great wonderful Lord,
Thank You so much for giving me this apartment
Where I can be quiet and meditate about You
Instead of living in the hustle and bustle
Of a noisy convalescent hospital.
For seven long years,
I have been praying for such a place to live,
But you didn't see fit to answer my prayer right away;
And now I see that I wasn't ready for the adventure
Until Your Perfect Timing seven years later.
You started the plan rolling
When a brother from church
Suggested that I ask one of his friends
Who was also looking for a place to stay.
I asked his friend, Jeff,
About living with me plus being my night-
Three days later,
He gave me his answer;
A simple "Yes,"
Whenever I got a little nervous
About if he knew what he was getting into,
He put his hand on my shoulder and looked me in the eyes
And said, "I prayed about it; I'm committed to you."
Poor Jeff got drilled by the agency
Who was helping me with independent-
And again by the owner of this apartment
About his sincerity in wanting to help me like this,
But he remained faithful to me;
He could have walked out and found another roommate
Who was able bodied
Which would have been much easier.
Finding the right apartment
Was a major undertaking;
Not only it had to fit into my very low budget
But it had to be accessible to my wheelchair
In addition to being a certain area for transportation;
Again Jeff could have said forget it
And sought a able-
Thank You, Father,
For giving him like Yours
That is full of compassion and love!
Strengthen him when he has hard times.
Oh, how I love this apartment
And all of those who are involved-
Jeff, Eddie's parents, my attendants, the relief people,
My social worker and the apartment manager!
And how I love the peace and quiet
As well as the freedoms that I have
Like to have dinner late
Thanksgiving for My Apartment