Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ponderings...


Well, what do you know?

Two posts in a week...this hasn't happened in some time. 

Tonight I came across a blog post from fellow blogger, Nancy.  Nancy does a great job addressing the "invisible" scars cancer survivors carry with them.  You can read her post here: Nancy's Point
Thank you Nancy for addressing an issue that is rarely spoken about...

So, I'm not sure if it is because I am approaching my 5 year cancerversary in December...or the loss of a few friends from this horrible disease, but I find myself thinking a bit more about the cancer journey.  Like Nancy shares in her post, cancer is a string of losses and some of us have some deep invisible scars that few will ever know--that is our reality. 

But along with that reality, I am beginning to understand the gift that has been given to me through my losses. You see, by staring death in the face--I know my time on earth is limited. This knowledge propels me towards a life I may have missed had I not traveled the cancer journey.  While it angers me the barbaric treatment that cancer necessitates--like chemotherapy and radiation--and some of the long term side effects that many of us experience frustrates me---THE GIFT OF LIFE IS SO WORTH IT!!!!! 

Thank you for continuing to walk this journey with me...

9 comments:

Hester Christensen said...

I appreciate what you shared today about the gift of life and how you have grown through this difficulty. I think you'll be surprised when you read mine tomorrow -- what timing. A gal in my Bible study was recently diagnosed - so much tragedy around my circles -- I've been thinking a lot too.

Love to you,
Hester, ;)

Vicky said...

So great to see you pop up here! Two posts- wow- I'm impressed! I hope they just continue on and on... Yes, I struggle too with how much better in most ways I seem to live, and in others ways, how much harder it is... but I think you nailed it when you said its worth it... amen!

Nancy's Point said...

Hi Kim,

Life is always a gift. Cancer never. Thanks so much for sharing the link to my post!

Nancy's Point said...

Hi Kim,

Life is always a gift. Cancer never. Thanks so much for sharing the link to my post!

Nancy's Point said...

Oops. Not sure why you got that twice. Sorry!

Kim Vanderpoel said...
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Kimberly Phillips said...

Courage and character is built from our scars, physical and mental. Lifting you up in prayers and love~

Susan Stilwell said...

So glad to see you back, Kim. And 2 posts in a week? I haven't had 2 posts this MONTH. Ugh, such is life. But you're so right -- hard times show us what's really important. Prayers and hugs as you celebrate your 5 yr cancerversary.

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