Monday, January 25, 2010

Please Pray.

As I sit here, almost speechless, with tears in my eyes, its time for me to sleep, because I have an early morning. But can I just say something?? I hate cancer. I hate what it does to people's bodies. I hate it. It takes sweet souls left and right. I hate it. One of my boyfriends childhood friends, John Means, passed away today. He was diagnosed in August, & its January. I met him once, but my Don has known him since they were very little. The hurt I saw in his eyes when he told me that John had passed, was indescribable. It just plain sucks. Its absolutely hurt me to the deepest part of me that could even hurt.

A very good good family friend of mine, Tonya Cano, has been fighting cancer for a couple of years now. I just found out today as well, that she has been in the ICU in Houston since December 26th. She got a SMALL cold, that turned into something so much more. I can't explain how much it hurts to hear that. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met, she took care of my little brother for about 3 years when he was a toddler, and he just loves her. We all love her. Her husband loves her, her 3 young daughters love her, so why is this happening??

WHY does God pick people like that to suffer?? Is it because He wants them in His kingdom?? But that just sounds selfish to me. But, we have to trust in Him, right??? I get confused when I think about it too much, so I'll just stop now. A bible verse to help: Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us.

To know John is in a better place, makes me feel better. I pray that Don can understand that, too. To know all these sweet people are in a better place, rejoicing, and singing with the angels is comforting. I just wish they could be here on Earth with us. I wish cancer didn't exist.

To sweet Miss. Tonya, keep fighting, girl. We're all rooting for you and we all love you very much. Matthew 4:23 Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

I pray that God will heal Tonya. And I know He will, because He is good.
PLEASE say a quick pray that Tonya's body is healed, & she beats this. Power Of Prayer.

NEVER take a day of your life for granted. God is giving us all of these days, take advantage, because all of those people with cancer are only praying and wishing they could live THEIR day to day life. I'm definitely going to practice what I preach when writing this and not take even ONE second of my abudant and very blessed life for granted. Yes, there may be obstacles, but that's when you have to push through them, have faith, pray, and remember that God is always with you.

5 sweet comments...:

Short Southern Momma said...

SO sorry girl! I lost my papa to cancer less than a year ago and your right, it sucks! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. XOXO

Blue-Eyed Runner said...

Hey there, I just stumbled on your blog. Great post...sending thoughts and prayers your way...

Juliana said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. I am a HUGE cancer advocate and a survivor myself. I hate cancer and we must and we will find a cure. I am here if you need to talk...survivorjewels@gmail.com

Know that you were there for him and loved him and made his life so much more happier.

Annie said...

oh hun, i'm so sorry to hear this :(
cancer is horrible, took my grandma away way too early.
i am sending prayers your way. my thoughts are with you guys.

Sara said...

Our pastor did a sermon a couple weeks ago that was inspired by the tragedy in Haiti. Of course I can't remember exactly how he worded it, but I left church thinking how God allows these diseases, natural disasters, etc. because so often these great tragedies are what bring the survivors closer to God, & the fighting spirit of so many of these cancer patients can be so inspiring to those with doubts about faith.

I know that doesn't console or help the grief process, but I thought the way our pastor put things was sort of helpful to me in trying to understand something so unfathomable as the Haiti tragedy.