I have been tremendously blessed with amazing grandparents. All of them have wisdom and grace and a love for God that I am able to learn from.
I don’t get to see my grandparents very often but when I do I am reminded of how much I love my family and of the legacy that has already been created.
Not living in the same state as your family really has it downside. My grandmother (my dads mom who lives in South Carolina) has been diagnosed with cancer. Obviously, news like this is never easy to hear. Especially with my grandfather, her husband, having only passed away a little less than a year ago.
She is one of the strongest women I have ever known in my entire life! If there’s anyone I know that can kick cancer’s butt, it’s her. She raised to hellacious boys and kept my grandfather inline for many years. This should practically be a walk in the lark after all of that.
She’s not only physically and mentally strong, she is also spiritually strong. Her faith through the last year has been such an encouragement to me. During the death of her husband she continued to console others. Telling them,”he’s better now. He’s with God. We’ll be together again one day.” Never once did I hear or see her get discouraged or downcast. She knew that it wasn’t a time to say goodbye, but a time to celebrate his life that had passed and to rejoice for his new eternal life that had begun.
Now, she is faced with this sickness. When someone can be told that they have cancer and then that person day “God is good”… that’s a special kind if person.
The good news is that the prognosis is fairly positive. (That feels like an oxymoron to say that a cancer prognosis can be positive.) She will go into surgery later this month. Hopefully, and prayerfully, they will be able to remove the cancerous tumor and she will be able to recover without chemo.
So please, pray for her. Pray for her doctors. Pray against this cancer. Not just the cancer in her, but all cancer. Pray for healing. Pray for her strength.