Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mantra (and angels) for ROUND 2!

New round - new song/mantra!  Thanks for sharing, Ruthie!!!!

If you're going through hell... Rodney Atkins

Well you know those times
When you feel like there's a sign there on your back
Says I don't mind if ya kick me
Seems like everybody has
Things go from bad to worse
You'd think they can't get worse than that
And then they do.

You step off the straight and narrow
And you don't know where you are
Use the needle of your compass
To sew up your broken heart
Ask directions from a genie 
In a bottle of Jim Beam
And she lies to you
That's when you learn the truth.

If you're going through Hell
Keep on going, don't slow down
If you're scared, don't show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there.

Well I been deep down in that darkness
I been down to my last match
Felt a hundred different demons
Breathing fire down my back
And I knew that if I stumbled
I'd fall right in the trap that they were laying, yeah.

But the good news
Is there's angels everywhere out on the street
Holding out a hand to pull you back upon your feet
The one's that you been dragging for so long
You're on your knees
You might as well be praying
Guess what I'm saying
If you're going through Hell
Keep on going don't slow down
If you're scared, don't show it
You might get out 
Before the devil even knows you're there.

If you're going through Hell
Keep on moving, face that fire
Walk right through it
You might get out 
Before the devil even knows you're there.             
 ~ Annie Tate/Dave Berg/Sam Tate

I am certain, I would never be able to face my fire, much less walk right through it, without my angels!!!  I am so grateful to all my dear ones who have sent sweet and encouraging messages, making your love and support felt even from miles away!  And then there are these:

Matching turtle socks to keep hope in sight!!!
Lovely hand made booties to keep me comfy!
Silly bugs to make me laugh!
Requisite potty pics!  This time with a new girl on the throne!
Still, excellent new versions of old fav's are the ultimate in potty photos!!!
Ziggy - to keep ALL our spirits up!!! totally get me...sweetness, that touches my very soul!
And, when Bentie is involved...there are pretty bouquets for me AND Ruthie!
Still - with all of that, I would NOT be here without my rescuers, my take me to the potty in the middle of the night with all my tubes team, my personal food pushers, best encouragers, ultimate nurses, skilled distractors, top researchers, sweet listeners, silly comedy team - my life support!
Much gratitude and appreciation to each and every one of you. I am so grateful that you were all willing to hold out a hand to pull me back on my feet. Bentie and Ruthie....I love you more than words can say.   Thanks to all of you, I'm gonna keep on moving, face that fire and walk right through it!!!!  Maybe I'll make it out before the devil even knows I'm there! ~ love, les


  1. You are totally gonna walk out before the devil knows anything is happening! And, you know why you have so many angels everywhere, holding out their hands to you? It’s because you have been that angel for so many and held out your own hands countless times!

    Also... I’m thankful I sent the golden potty picture instead of my daily one! 😂😂😂

  2. I have always loved that song. You have definitely been thru it my friend and I have complete faith your gonna keep walking thru it!! I'm thankful for Ruth and Brent and the care they give you. You all are blessed to have each other. I feel so famous now. My real life potty pic has made the blog for all of your following fans to
    No shame in my game, it's all about getting you to smile��

  3. You are both just the best!!!