Saturday, March 07, 2009
Now is the time to be thankful. For everything, not just the big stuff, but all the little insignificant stuff in between the big and the little. My sister-in-law is sick. She has brain cancer, a glioblastoma multiforme, to be exact. She has had it for about a year and a half. When they found it they gave her a median of 2 years to live. Up until now, she has done beautifully with not only the treatment, but her attitude toward her illness and life. I am so thankful to have her in my life. We haven't always gotten along. In fact we down right hated one another for a long time. That is time that we can never get back. Wasted time. God doesn't give us this time to be wasteful with it. He gives us this time to live life to the fullest, just as HE intended. Right now, she is sick. She has encephalitis. The doctors have high hopes that they caught it in time, and that it isn't at all related to the "glio", but they aren't quite sure. She needs prayer and lots of it. Prayer and belief that the Lord has a special plan in all of this. One I don't understand. She has taught me to be thankful. I am just so sorry, it took her getting sick for us to realize that we are family, and not to waste any more precious time being catty and snide to each other. Through this has also come forgiveness. It has been hard and a long time coming, but I am so thankful that it has come, and it's not too late to mend that fence. So if there is someone that you need to mend fences with, please don't wait until there is a life altering event to do it. And I pray you don't wait until it's too late to do any mending at all.