I have a friend of mine who lost her father to cancer last night. She posted her loss on FB with the words, “Rest in peace, sweet daddy. I love you more than you know”. I read that and cried. I don’t know the details. I just know all the family got together for what could be the last time. I’ve been letting her know that she is in my prayers but her words stayed with me last night. We all (or I) focus on tests, ct’s, chemo, etc.., but for my friend, it’s the day after. It really happened and it wasn’t a nightmare. Ironically, it was life.
The only thing I know for sure is the power of faith. I am so sad. A bit scared b/c cancer won this time but my faith tells me to believe that with all the tears, sadness, fear and anger we are still in God’s hands. My faith tells me life is just a makeup of different seasons. It seems a hard season has been around a long time like a long and brutal winter. But I believe the fog will lift and God will lead those out of a hard season to a new season of relief, laughter and gratitude. We will be reborn, recharged and stronger for the next “winter” where we will laugh instead cry. Stand tall instead of falling victim to fear and helping someone who is where “we” were in a hard season. Then we can be a testament of faith.
But today is today and I’m thinking about my friend. I pray, I think and I just believe.