Saturday, February 18, 2012
If you remember:
On Fridays we just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Our instructions are to write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
This weeks word is:
Ready. Set. Go
Yesterday morning I woke up with a very heavy heart and tears. The day before I had learned of a coworkers mother passing away from breast cancer this past weekend. That makes 4 breast cancer "sisters" deaths in less than 10 days. I believed I mentioned in my last blog post...cancer sucks! What was especially challenging for me with this latest death was I read her caringbridge journal. She was diagnosed with breast cancer the same month, same year as I. Than in January (only a few weeks ago) it was discovered that her cancer had metastasized to her brain. She received radiation treatment for a few weeks to no avail. It has been a long time since I fear has gripped me so tightly.
So, I sent some prayer requests to a few friends and claimed some scripture...praying for God's peace to replace the fear that was squeezing tighter and tighter. What a delight to be able to share that God answered the prayers....and once again, peace and trust have replaced the fear.
Some other delights that bless me:
The blessing of living in a free country!
The blessing of life!
The blessing of family and friends!
The blessing of sitting on my couch in my nice warm house on a Friday evening writing a blog post.
The delight of finally losing a pound after exercising on a routine basis this last month.
Time's up....have a delightful weekend!