Monday, June 23, 2008

Cancer, Schmancer....

Sometimes the world just plain sucks.



I have a friend from work who's battling a recurrance of melanoma...and it is very sad. He's married with two small boys. His battle will be a long hard one, but his determination remains strong. He has a blog at the Caring Bridge site...please pay it a visit and keep them in your prayers - http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stephenmcallister.



I have another friend who's battling uterine cancer. She's 30 years old. 3. 0. It blows my mind. She had to have a radical hysterectomy and still has to undergo chemo. She's facing a long battle as well, but her faith is in the Lord and she's remaining strong. She's one of those folks who I have envied for a long time...she has it all....she's gorgeous, has a great job, gorgeous husband, lots of money, vacation home...but she's one of the sweetest, most genuine people I know. Why this has happened to her, I'll never know. God must have something amazing to say through her.



Same goes with Stephen...why this would happen to such a young man (he's not yet 40) with two young boys I'll never know. I just shrug and try to make the most sense of it I can. And pray...pray a lot for them.



I pray a lot for all those affected by cancers of all kinds....Lord knows that every single person fighting that battle needs all the strength and perseverence they can get. May the Lord bless you and keep you....each one of you.

6 comments:

whitney said...

did I tell you I kind of moved?

for a different kind of girl said...

Prayers for your friends. God can do such amazing things through people, and I trust he has amazing things planned for these two.

Bogart in P Towne said...

There are some things beyond comprehension...I hope to understand one day. I do understand that God does not afflict people with things...

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

I hate cancer.

Many good thoughts and prayes for your friends.

tz said...

How very sad. Prayers to your friends!

And a good reminder to make that mammogram appt and wear sun screen...

Julia said...

Wow, 30 and with Cancer...that's crazy! Prayers are going up for your friends for sure.