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Angel Hugs   
 
I asked God to take away my pain,
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give up.
 
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole,
God said, No.
Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.
 
I asked god to grant me patience,
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;
it isn't granted, it is earned.
 
I asked God to give me happiness,
God said, No.
I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.
 
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares,
and brings you closer to me.
 
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
 God said, No.
You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
 
I asked God for all things that I might enfoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.
 
I asked God to help me LOVE others, 
as much as he loves me.
God said.......
Ahhhhh, finally you have the idea.