I woke up today with a bit of a sore throat. Nobody at out family gathering yesterday was sick, so I’m praying its just irritation from the humidity in my CPAP. Regardless, I’ll be laying low for a day or two and not taking chances. I think the up and down weather has something to do with it as well. We are in prime cold and flu season.
Thanksgiving with my family was wonderful. It took all I had not to hug everyone. I did hug my dad, because he’s my dad and I don’t pass that up. My husband and a few other members were not able to make it, but those who were there enjoyed the time. I’m blessed to be surrounded by some pretty amazing people!
Watching my kids and grandkids grow is a wonderful thing. My youngest daughter just turned 13, and she has had a sudden spurt of maturity. It’s sad to see my baby being so grown up, but that’s life. A blink and it’s gone.
My prayer today, made even bolder by my current situation, is that I will take each day as it comes, enjoying each one and finding blessings along the way. I don’t want to take life for granted, waiting for the next thing. Time is too precious. There are people to love and cherish. There are people who need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. There is kingdom work to be done. I don’t want to waste my time.
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17
What is the will of the Lord? That I would be “blameless and innocent, [a child] of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom [I] shine as [a light] in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. Even if I am being poured out as a drink offering (cancer sometimes feels like that) upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.” Philippians 15-18 emphasis mine
I’m here for a reason. This cancer has a purpose. I pray that I will stand firm and run the course laid out for me.