Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A day of reflection
I'm left with questions.........
What is important to me? How many people do I love that I haven't spent time with lately? How does this sort of thing happen to people that only give of themselves? What is it about the "C" word that strikes terror in our hearts? Why aren't we doing more to prevent toxins in our water, air and our food? Why, why, why?
I have a friend that just lost his 14 yr old daughter to cancer last month, his only child. What words do I have that comforts a man that loses that much? We have an aunt that is a dear, sweet woman and she was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I lost my aunt to cancer a couple years ago, my point here is that everyone is touched by this disease.
Our ability to face all of this with strength and love is what makes me take notice. We are made of strong stuff, and our capacity to love is only deepened when faced with this sort of trial. I am in awe of my friend and her strength, it has humbled me and made me proud to call her my friend.
I am BLESSED, and I thank the Lord that he will be there to take this journey with my friend, my aunt that is going to fight this and win, my aunt that lost her battle, my friend that lost his daughter and when I had to fight my own battle with this disease.
That which angers us, controls us.