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Old memories are good, promises for a future are better!

Devo had a surprise visit from three college former URI teammates today, and a good time was had by all!  Devo always had a blast with the Spitz brothers, both today and in the "old" days!  Kenny Lahey was also there, but I really don't know what the occasion was!  They all sat out on a the back patio and reminisced about how good they all were way back then!  Nicole said that they laughed a lot today, which as we all know is like chicken soup for the soul!  Devo loves so much to see his old friends, and they do as well!  It's great that Devo could handle the emotional swings that a visit from his old friends can produce, because for some, seeing his old friends and sharing old stories, could just possibly produce a far different set of emotions!  Seeing Ben and the boys is good medicine but remembering just how much fun it used to be, could be devastating to a weaker person!  Devo's head must be in the "best of the best" category, considering all that's he's gone through, and how little he lets emotion-evoking "situations" get him in a "funk!"  One would think that jealously, and envy, and just plain "poor me's" might have potentially infiltrated Devo's psyche, but think again!  He can visit with old friends, tell, and listen to crazy, funny stories from the past, and apparently, just dwell on the positive ramifications of seeing his friends!  I'm sure he'd like to be playing golf and going out with his friends, like he used to, but that isn't going to happen just yet! Instead, he seems to be contented right where he is, and in whatever circumstances he finds himself, almost knowing that his condition is neither permanent, nor a death sentence!  No "why me's" from this kid, only "be content in whatever circumstances you find yourself", knowing that as long as your faith remains high, your hopes will be fulfilled!  When he sees his friends, he enjoys their visit for what it is, shared friendship!  He doesn't dwell on what might have beens, but instead on what lies ahead!    

Revelation 21:3-4 “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

He will wipe away every tear!  Devo knows what lies ahead, and with that wisdom, he will cry no more!  Amen, Lord, and thanks for the memories!  Goodnight, Dana