This past week of treatment and the beginnings of recovery have been filled with grief. Not only am I grieving my own losses and struggles, my trying to grasp a new way of living, but over and over I am bombarded with the pain of my friends… a new cancer diagnosis, a parent’s passing from death to life, a college friend who has watched her dear friend’s husband walk through brain cancer and meet His Lord on Friday, impending surgeries that bring fear and questions (and prayerfully relief). I hear of these and I pray for these and I weep for these and I can’t shake the urgency. There are my connections through this bloggy world and the people who I don’t even know. There is the two-year-old who died of cancer on Saturday. Her mom and dad will not hold her again until eternity. And I ache with an ache that only God can ease.

I read this post on Heather’s blog yesterday, and I couldn’t have said it better myself. I encourage you to read it and think of those around you who are swallowed in that vacuum. Think of those whose worlds have stopped and pray for them. If you know them, I encourage you to stop your world to sit with them and share with them. They need you more than you can even imagine.

5 responses to “Grief”

  1. We have to support each other with prayers, kind words and time. There are so many hurting!


  2. My dear one,

    I can hear your hearts cry and am there with you. This life is full of trials and tribulations, but this only equips us to face all our problems with the absolute assurance that He has overcome them for us and we are more then overcomes through Christ who loves us and gave Himself for us.

    May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing that you may dwell in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Blessings and love to you,
    Judie to


  3. Thank you.

    I wish I could sit with YOU.


  4. Just wanted you to know that I woke from a sound sleep at 5:20 AM today. The devil was messing with me, he likes to make me panic over Sage, that something has gone terribly wrong while I’ve been sleeping. I decided that instead of giving into the panic, that I would pray for you. Hope that you received some peace early this morning!



  5. Wishing so I could come and chat, catch up, and be there for you in some way! I sent a special little care package last week there to you mom’s house. I hope you will get it tomorrow and it will cheer you a little and let you know you are being thought of and prayed for in a special way. Love ya! Rochelle


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