At age 14 my mother had a stroke while standing at clothes line. It did not affect her until the following day. My mom had been married for 25 years and my dad decided to leave her and the family. Being left with 7 children I suppose it took its toll with the constant physical, verbal and mental abuse. Although not feeling well she decided to go to work anyway. Upon arriving to work the stroke she didn't know she had took affect. The owner of the house had left for work but realized she left something and returned and found my mother unconscious behind the door. The stroke left her blind and bedridden . Not only was life bad but it took a turn for the worst. During that time I had 3 siblings younger than myself. Not once during that time did my dad come to visit or check on us. I worked for the dept. Of human resources. God knew what was best because if they would have known that a child was raising a family we would have been separated but God kept us. Since then God has healed my mother. He kept her, He kept me,He kept us even after all the wrong we have done. Why you ask? He knew me before He formed me in the belly so He kept me. If you see my mom now she probably would say "You Praise God for what He's given you within so that you can maintain what He has blessed you with and that's Life. The song says Jesus willingly gave His Life for me that I might have life more abundantly. Jesus shamefully died on Calvary He knew the JOY that that it would bring so He kept me! Jesus thank you for keeping mom.