It's been a while since I posted a blog. Last few months have certainly had a great deal of stress and test of my faith--but I'm still here and thankful that things are as well as they are!
Nov. 25th, one of my older brothers went into renal failure and we were not certain he was going to live. In 3 different hospitals and a nursing home for rehab, and not coming home until 1-19-2012. Dialysis began while in the 2nd hospital and still continues. He lost one kidney to cancer about 3 yrs ago, and the other one is not able to function well enough anymore. BUT, I'm thankful.....
Another sibling diagnosed with kidney cancer 2 days after Christmas---same kidney that our brother lost due to cancer, previously. Genetic? possibly---but it was caught in Stage 1, unlikely that chemo or radiation will be needed, kidney will be removed, leaving one;
But I'm (WE are) thankful---
Let me say that I am NOT writing this blog for sympathy, pity or attention. I'm writing this because we all have some troubles and burdens we must face. We tend to think we cannot make it through some of the things we face, and WE cannot, ALONE! We must have a relationship with the Lord to get us through all things, especially those things that would tear us apart, steal our peace, kill our joy, and make us bitter.
I can still look around and see others who are hurting because they have lost 7 siblings in as many years, I'm thankful things are as well as they are--at least my siblings are still with me.
Never said it was easy, it's not. But with the Lord's help it is EASIER! I realize and know without a doubt, that if He brings me to it--He has already, tested it, tried it and prepared it so that I can GO THROUGH IT!
Yes, I'm thankful things are as well as they are...
Peace & Blessings