Death is knocking at our doorsteps yet again.
It was exactly 2 years ago tomorrow that my mom passed away. Four months later my grandpa (my dads dad) passed away, several weeks ago my husbands grandfather passed away suddenly and now one of my family members has just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
To say I HATE CANCER would be an understatement. It comes so suddenly and steals. When my dad called me and told me the news that (person will remain anonymous until all family is informed) was diagnosed and given 6-12 months to live I put away the chocolates I was about to eat, poured the drink was I was starting to drink down the drain and instantly my mind went to the choices I am making in life health wise. 20 minutes or so after the phonecall and after calling my husband to let him know I stared blankly ahead. I knew what I needed to do. Get to the gym. So I went and got 40 minutes of cardio in. Came home and juiced.
If this wasn’t a swift kick in the rear to remember not to take life for granted I don’t know what is.
When my mom was diagnosed the second time and put in hospice care I was with her for almost a month taking care of her, reading the bible to her, talking with her, playing worship music for her.
I will be doing the same for this person. As we get a better indicator of how quickly their health deteriorates I will be flying to them to take care of them for a month or so. To me it is an honor. Theres nothing greater that I could do than to serve those older than me in my family. My prayer is that they do not suffer like my mom did while in hospice. My moms last couple months were horrible. Especially the last month.
So…what do you do when cancer strikes again?
You make sure your doing everything you can with the life you’ve been given. You serve and love those around you in need. You forgive quickly. You love deeply. You let go of fear and you run forward with all that you have.
So this is what I will be doing. I have a feeling some life changes are around the corner. I have no idea what, however I have been feeling a change. A shift. I know Gods plans for us are good. For He is faithful to complete the good work