Reposting this writing from 2015. I haven’t seen Cree or his Momma, Peggy, in some time, but I am blessed by Cree’s example. Nobody saw the good of their circumstance better than Cree.
Cree’s life was one of extreme difficulty augmented by extreme love. He and his momma both are angels – and, in fact, he may have been tougher than most any man I’ve known.
Cree went home this morning. He is without pain and is surely dancing with angels. I hope you’ll watch the video below, pause to give thanks for Cree, and lift up his Momma in prayer.
My good friend Pastor Paul sent this YouTube link to me. He posted it with the permission of Cree to tell his story. I hope you’ll invest the time to watch it in its entirety, as it’s filled with remarkable lessons for us all.
Cree has lived this way for 41+ years. Note that I didn’t say that he has “existed” this way – no, he has LIVED. Despite his numerous and formidable challenges, he is squarely focused on his many blessings and seizes every opportunity to try to help others find the many blessings among their own challenges.
Imagine if we all had Cree’s determination to find the good in every moment.
Peace, Y’all. Be like Cree.