I am a bad blogger. I have had lots to say, as usual, but finding it difficult to figure out how to say these things. So much has happened in the last 4 weeks alone. My roommate died unexpectedly, three days later I had surgery (my third in a year), the following week my grandma/best friend died unexpectedly, and this past week I found out a dear friend has brain cancer and a young family member has breast cancer. I also have to find a new place to live…again.
Lots of heartache and loss has caused me to refocus and remember how this life is but a vapor and how my true home is in heaven. A dear family member, who has also had her many battles this year with health, keeps reminding me how we have HOPE! We cling to the hope of Christ and we continue to fight with our bodies and circumstances because we know HE has already won.
I have had such a deep void the past couple weeks not being able to talk to my grandma every day and txt back and forth and play our games against each other on our phones. I tear up when I lift up my phone to call her and realize I can’t. I will have to write another post all about Grandma Jane…but, at the same time, I have SO much to be thankful for.
My surgery seems to have been very successful (I haven’t even had to take Aleve for pain…what???). My doctor means a lot to me and he continues to compassionately take care of me and help me. We are hopeful this surgery and my current treatment will keep my disease at bay for a looooong time.
My mom cared for me at her house out of state after my surgery in what turned out to be a 3 week stay. She is such a hard worker and did so much for me. I got to see all my family for the VA funeral and we had such a wonderful time, even though it was difficult. I am so excited to see everyone in a few short weeks for the Detroit funeral. I love seeing how loved my grandparents are.
While I really do not have anything profound to say, I encourage everyone to evaluate what or who you are placing your hope in today. Everyone will go through very rough times and very good times and I pray your source of hope is lasting.