Sunday, June 3, 2007

Sunday Thoughts and ponderings

Today after church, Chad graciously made lunch (on a crutch and all!). After we all ate, My Dog Skp came on and I napped through part of it. I've seen it before and it's a really wonderful movie and if you have children I do recommend it. It's base on a true story.

Anyways Chad is now outside with the boys, at the park (so he can sit) and they can run, play, ride their bikes, etc. I just haven't felt full of energy today so much, although the sun is shining and I know I really should go outside for maybe 30 minutes at least. Maybe once I'm done writing this. So anyways, I was reading Jillian's caringbridge page (www.caringbridge.com/visit/joyfuljillian)

and not the lastest update, but the previous one really just grabbed me. Jillian's twin sister died from AML leukemia Feb. 2000. As Jessica talks about another family who's son is being sent home on hospice and how the drs told them to go home and "enjoy" what time they have left. What a knife in the heart saying. I can honestly say I don't remember what Jordyn's drs said there were just so many tears on both sides of the table. In the big picture, and even when you've walked in those shoes it's easy to get caught up in life's technicalities. Remembering that other people's lives are changing, where everything they've fought so hard for is ending and not in the way they wanted and desired. Pray for a little boy named Cody. Pray for Jillian and every other child fighting against cancer. Pray for their families to be able to feel joy in every moment they have with them. That's hard to do knowing the days are limited and that tomorrow literally is not promised for you. Pray they make memories that they're able to hold onto in the days, weeks, months, and years that go by after their child has died. Jillian's not dying, she's fighting and I believe in my heart she will beat this cancer and grow up to be a wonderful woman.

Ok my mind is drifting off right now, I need to get outside!

 

God Bless

 

2 comments:

sangrialel said...

Great entry Christy.  I will be praying for sure.  LInda

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:)

Deb