Tuesday, October 13, 2009

For the Staff of Anna Jaques Hospital

Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, my faith and my gratitude sustain me. Gratitude for the rich, full life I have been given, and now, at the end of the day, grateful to that small intrepid band of champions and guardians, the caregivers, the nurses and the doctors who work tirelessly through the long nights to stave off the cold winds that threaten to extinguish my little flame.

I am in their hands.
And we are in God's hands.
And I am safe.
Roger W. Gardner
3 West
October 2, 2009


  1. Roger...Roger...Roger

    You are dearly loved by so many and love is like a warm blanket wrapped around a cold child...

    We are all reaching out to you please hold on...

  2. We pray for you, Roger. All of us.

  3. Roger, you seem to be at peace with God, and that is great to hear. I pray for you and all those you mention here.

    Blessings to you my friend!

    Pastor Ed

  4. What would we do without these people who really do care about doing God's work? In every industry there are rotten apples, but most working with critically ill truly are merciful, and they care deeply that their patients are cared for.

    Rog, there's nothing like a good hospital:-)

  5. My friend, when I read your most eloquent confession of faith transmitted from Take Our Country Back, I enjoyed the best and feared the worst.

    In a simple yet profound ritual, probably unknown to most readers here, a man is asked in whom he puts his trust. When he replies "in God", he is given the hand of brotherly love and told "your trust being in God, your faith is well founded, arise, follow your conductor, and fear no danger".

    It is my prayer that you will follow your conductor to recovery and many more productive years of clarifying issues and making the most profound matters comprehensible.

  6. Roger, this is a wonderful post. Thanking those who devote their lives to caring for the ill in this world. It can sometimes seem a thankless job, but it really isn't.

    So many times I have been out with my hubby and someone I've never seen before will come up to us and thank him for saving their lives. They recount their experience of arriving at the emergency room at death's door -- literally.

    They are so thankful that they had a doctor, nurses and others to meet them, quickly evaluate them, diagnose them, and quickly order treatment that saved their lives.

    It makes me so proud.

    You keep following the advice of these highly trained and caring people so you will be with us for a very long time.

    Deborah F. Hamilton
    Right Truth

  7. AMEN!! G-d is with you, whether you like it or not!

  8. Roger,

    You are OK because you put your faith in God. He will take care of you.


  9. God bless you Roger. For your courage your integrity and your dignity.
    Pam and I are praying for you.

  10. God Bless you dear Roger, we're thinking of you and praying for you.

  11. Roger,
    You are in the best hands there are...God's hands, and the hands and hearts of those who have followed you. Your openess and honesty have touched me and many others way beyond what I can express in words. Prayers and blessing are yours.

  12. Our Dear Roger,

    You remain, even at this stage of your struggle, an eloquent inspiration to us all. Honor points the path of duty, my friend. Clearly you know your path, and are well-prepared to follow it. God be with you. We are all praying for you!


    Charlie & Brien

  13. I'm torn between praying for what I think I want, and what is for the best. I hope they are both the one and the same.

    Best wishes.

  14. Will pray for you Roger, hang in there.

  15. Roger,

    I hope you can feel the love we all send to you. You are special to us as you have shared your inner thoughts and feelings. We want you to know how deeply you have touched us all and how we need to continue this contact. We continue to pray for you and place you in God's hands.
    Linda Banks

  16. I called the hospital last night and was told Roger was discharged on the 10th. That is all I know.

    Our prayers are constant, Roger.

  17. To all - Thank you for your kind words. I was in the hospital for ten days with pneumonia once again. But I am home now, and loving it.