Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Dear Spark friends:
I'm still here, and I'm still thinking of you all. Went on vacation last week and returned last Thursday--had a wonderful vacation, but received some sad news after returning. My mom's oldest brother (only 61) has been battling cancer the last several months, and it has now reached his brain. Five tumors, whole brain radiation, so he can get some relief from the pain, so he can go home. He doesn't want to die in the hospital.
Your prayers are so appreciated for his comfort as well as his loved ones. His mother (my grandmother) is not taking it well, naturally. She has become physically ill from the stress and understandably depressed. Much of my spare time is spent doing what I can to help and be available for my family--as well as much reflection on the value of our family and having meaningful relationships with them. I spend much time praying for comfort, guidance, and strength for all who shoulder this tragedy.
Please take a moment to be thankful for all the blessings/wonderful people in your lives. When things are happy and wonderful, it's too easy to forget to be thankful....and when things are hard--it can be just plain difficult to find thankfulness--but the wonders of life surround us everyday.
Many blessings to my spark "family".