Thursday, June 10, 2010

6 months

What if one day you were told you that you have about 6 months to live.

Today my dad called me to see how I was doing and the next thing he was told me, shocked me. He said that my cousin who is 26 years old 'has cancer, stomach cancer'. The doctors gave him about 6 months to live. :/ He has advanced stomach cancer. I still can't believe it, I feel like that whole conversation didn't happen, but it did. It's like when someone close to you is dealing with something like cancer it just makes all the worries/troubles I have seem so small. How can I compare my troubles to cancer? There is nothing more courageous than seeing my cousin fighting and keeping his faith in God. "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it." I hope God can hear all our prayers and heal him! I know I haven't seen my cousin in years, the last time I saw him was at our grandfathers funeral (thanksgiving 09), but he's family and he means the world to me. I don't know how I'll handle it if he's gone. I don't deal with death to well. He's a fighter, has strength, has faith and so do I.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the
    Lord his hope and confidence

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