I feel that God has a purpose for me and this illness that right now none of us can see. I hope and pray that this cancer can be defeated and I can enjoy a long life with my family here on earth. Yet my faith tells me that to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord. "I will fear no evil, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death."
It was the 1st anniversary of Mom's death on September 15th and as I was visiting her grave, sadness consumed me, not just for my mother who died far to young but for my grandfather whose health declined severely. Two days later on September 17th my grandfather met up with my mother, who probably took his hand and introduced him to the Lord he was proud to serve.
We recently had the memorial and today I realized that many of you probably did not know about his death because this is the only way we are connected. We all feel peace knowing that he is not in pain and is freed from his feeble body.