Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tender Times

This morning as I was checking my email, the tears started coming when I saw there was an update from CaringBridge.  I just knew...and it is with a sad heart that I share my thoughts with you. 

Although I have never met this man or his family in person, the grief of his death is very real.   I was first introduced to Rodney and his family through an episode on the River of Hope.  I continued to follow his cancer journey through his CaringBridge entries.  My words are inadequate to share of the love and inspiration this family shared with others.  (If you would like to meet Rodney and his family click here to watch the River of Hope episode.)

Today, as I grieve for the Lamfer family, I find myself also grieving for all who have faced this ugly beast: Cancer.  Why can't life be like Beauty and the Beast, when once we have kissed the hideous 'Beast' called cancer, our lives are transformed to a "happy ever after?" Why do some of our journey's end in death, while others of us are healed? Why do some go on as if cancer was but a winters cold, yet others of us continue with long term side effects?  Unfortunately, these questions have no answers. Thankfully, like Rodney and has family believed, God's word and love brings us comfort and truth.

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
My hope comes from him. 
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress."
Psalm 62:5-6

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Someday is Today!

Do you ever find yourself saying, someday I will do this or that? 
Today is our someday!!

Here are a few blogs that helped me pause this week with a "stop and think!"

Last week I had my 3 month oncology follow up...and I am excited to share that I am still dancing with Mr NED!  Thanks for your continued prayers and support!

Please  pray for my blogger friend Elayne, as she recently heard those dreaded words "Your biopsy is positive."  You can read more about Elayne on her blog at Running to Recovery