Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The 6 letter word

I received news yesterday that no that no one wants to hear.  Just the simple word can evoke such strong emotions.  It seems as if we have all been affected by this word, in some way or another.  CANCER.  Just writing the word makes me immediately think of those I have known who have struggled for their lives in their fight against it and won, and then in the same thought, those whose earthly lives ended while fighting this 6 letter word.  So now this word has rested on my family ~ not just rested but laid its heavy hand on us.  I must first ask permission from this person if I can talk about her journey on my blog ~ I'm certain we could all learn from how she will handle this ~ I know without a doubt that it will be with grace, strength & a deep  confidence is her Savior! Until I get that permission I can only express to you what my thoughts are ~ my 1st thought "Really, God? Cancer in the life of this strong woman? A woman who has faithfully served and loved you with all her heart? Really?" My 2nd thought ~ "You are God...I am not.  You are good even when the news that comes to us is not so good ~ that does not change your goodness!"
Of course I've had many more than 2 thoughts but those are the ones I started with.  So it is with a humble and trusting heart that I and my family,  like so many others of you out there, begin the journey through the diagnosis & treatment of this 6 letter word.


  1. i'm so sorry to read this. i will be praying for her and your family.

  2. Marian! I am praying for you and your family. We have walked this long not so fun journey. I'm praying for peace, wisdom and patience. You will need all of those......Blessings!

  3. I am praying for this family member of yours, and what a testimony to Christ when she beats it!

  4. Sending hugs and special prayers for you and your family during this time.

  5. Sorry to hear this. It is so hard.

    A young mom and friend at church is starting chemo in a weeks time and will be on it for a year. She has 3 boys 4 and under.

    God is good not doubt but I think how she must struggle with having such young kids and not knowing the outcome.

    Anyway, my heart goes out to you and your family.