April 26, 2012 § 2 Comments
Recently, two friends and former coworkers of mine who have been fighting cancer found out their cancer had resurfaced. Today, I found out that one of them had passed away after a very courageous battle that started in 2009. She was the worship service producer at Mariners Church, and incredibly creative, funny, and down-to-earth, not to mention adored by her husband and 11-year-old son. After a year-long fight, she thought she had finally beat it, only to discover it had returned late last year. It was a tough battle, and one that caused many people to question why God wasn’t intervening in a miraculous way. I am still questioning why it had to happen, why she had to die so young and in so much pain, leaving behind her husband and son. Please pray for Kym’s husband, son, and family.
Both of these situations came to my attention within the last week. It breaks my heart to think of the pain these families are going through, and amazes me to see their faith even in situations where abandoning faith would be justified. It is also an incredible reminder to me of how fortunate I am to have Steve in my life, as well as my amazing friends and family, and to be thankful for their presence and love. Too often, I take all of them for granted.