Today is a rough day for me and I have been feeling very uncomfortable all day. I have been going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to blog on this. It’s very emotional for me and I am not one to share publicly my deep emotions very often.
However, this topic affects a lot of people these days, so I am daring to put myself out there a little bit.
The topic is CANCER and how it is ruining lives at an astounding rate today.
Four months ago, my cousin Christy called with the news that her 35-year-old husband Nathan had cancer. Today is the Memorial Service.
He had bile duct cancer. It was incurable. He is gone now – and his 30 year old wife is left behind to pick up the pieces of her life and try to move forward.
Throughout this ordeal, Christy has impressed me deeply with her bravery and her faith. She has handled this situation by keeping the family updated daily through Caring Bridge – an amazing organization, by the way – and by sharing her deepest thoughts and emotions with all of us.
I will be attending the Service today in remembrance of a peaceful and happy-go-lucky man who almost always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. I really don’t want to go. Don’t want to think about how any one of us could be here today and gone tomorrow.
If you think for a moment, I am sure that you know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. Let’s not sit by and let this awful disease continue to take more and more precious souls away from us. Reach out to those in need. Give money if you want to – JUST DO SOMETHING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE… Because life is too precious and it is too short to waste any more time!
Rest in peace, Nathan. You are always loved and will be missed.