I think we need to readjust our perspective. We get so wrapped up in the mad rush of daily living that we forget to truly live. Stage 4 Cancer has opened my eyes to a life we make so complicated, when in truth God has blessed us with a constantly changing beauty if we will just stop for a moment and open our eyes to look around. The view will only change if you do. Readjust your life today, because tomorrow is not a given.
“I must watch my example – because others ALWAYS watch my example” (DWChing 2003)!
We all face challenges in our lives or life would be boring. Overcoming those challenges are what brings about purpose, fulfillment and makes our life meaningful. 1 Chronicles 16:11, "Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!" If you have cancer, challenge yourself to get up and keep moving forward. The Lord will give you the strength you need to press on. April 27, 2013, I challenged myself to run a 5k and I made it to the finish line. PTL!
In my journey and challenges with Stage 4 Cancer there have always been those who never backed away from me or the fight. Angela, Karli, David, Amy, Daniel and MoW (and many more). I can call on them any time and they are always available. When I am down, they always seem to be right there to lift me up and when I am sick they have always been there to see if I am okay. Do not forget those whom you love dearly and those whom love you back. Caregivers need support as well because it is a tough journey for them too.
This is the journey of my life and my battle with Stage 4 Cancer. It is my hope that it will inspire others who are in the middle of battling cancer and help them conquer their fears of life and death in the midst of the storm. It is also to help them see God in a different light instead of focusing on the darkness cancer brings. The book should be out at the end of 2013. Updates with be posted here and the day it is out, you will know first.
I know I’m not perfect and I can’t walk on water – but I haven’t seen you skipping across the pond either” (DWChing 2012)!