I cried my eyes out yesterday. (I'm not the only one). I do not "pretty cry"
like in the movies, no, I "ugly cry" and today my eyes are quite puffy even
though I put an ice pack on them.
I got very bad news. No, it's not me, but my bff. Her cancer is back, and it's back with a vengeance!
My first reaction is selfishly for myself. How dare cancer try and come between me and my friend?
Life has been quite different since her first bout of cancer, but this is worse. I lost my younger sister to cancer years ago. I don't want to go through this again. I have to be careful that my sorrow and stress doesn't make my Crohns flare up again.
I am very pissed! (sorry, there isn't a stronger word). My friend had celebrated a year without cancer. Although she got heart disease from the chemo, she did what she was told. She took the medicines, ate a low sodium diet, had all the tests, exercised and was embracing a healthy life style.
Cancer cells are sneaky. They lay dormant and then POW! There is no rhyme or reason. You don't have to have a family history, you can live a healthy life....it doesn't care. It doesn't care if you are young or old. It doesn't care if you have people who love you. It doesn't care if you have more living to do!
I pray. My friends pray. Our church prays. What will be, will be.
It is the old "why do bad things happen to good people?" There is no real reason.
When sin entered into this world, so did disease, death and destruction.
God promises to be with us through it all. He is with my friend, with me, with you.
"I will never leave you or forsake you."
God promises to be with us throughout the Bible, to comfort us, to care for us,
to walk us through the storms of life.