I close my eyes, and imagine my life, if I had never had a stroke, heart attack, triple bypass surgery, or attempted suicide. Aww, how different things would be. No physical limitations, no constant doctor appointments, no daily pain. No huge emotional baggage to carry around. What a great life it would be!!. .......................... Stop, wait just a minute!! Wow, what an imagination I have. Now, let's take a look at a thing called reality. If I had not walked through the fire, I would never have had the opportunity, to rise up from the ashes. No, I am not who I use to be, but, I remain, Whose I use to be, God's!! He restored me, and revived me, to a better place, than I could have ever imagined.