Why is it that the doctor gives you the news without the details? The grim prognosis without the hope? All they know is that it is this...but what and where will be determined over the next few weeks.
So. very. frustrating.
So what is every modern age family to do but google it. Key that nasty thing into a search engine and see what comes up. Unfortunately what usually comes up is out of date and worst case scenario, so you sit on that information until the new facts come in. And we mourn the news, we wonder why and we count the days.
Until the one in the eye of the storm walks in after talking the whole thing over with God and says God is good...even in this, God is good.
And we marvel at his strength and he points us to the One that gives him strength. He reminds us that there is a plan and a purpose for his life and God is in control. He knew this diagnosis would come even while he was in our mother's womb. That life is good and to be savored and he is young and healthy (except for that) and that he has no intention of rolling over.
He reminds us that life...this life, with all it's ups and downs...is good. That he has been blessed beyond measure no matter what the outcome. That there is still beauty to be found every day. That he knows what the future holds for him and it is a heavenly eternity.
The tests are all in now and the news, while still devastating, is mostly good. It was caught early and treatment has begun. He is in a fight for his life, a fight that he will never win but only hold at bay, but we have hope for many more years of this good life with him.
My life is good...your life is good. We have life...we are blessed with right now. Let's live like it.
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