Monday, October 26, 2009

Storms



I want to thank everyone that has offered up prayers for my friend Jackie. We learned recently that she is going for radiation treatments 5 times a week and that the cancer is now attacking every part of her body. The doctors have told her that she can expect to live another 6 months or perhaps a year.

I watched cancer steal my mother away 8 years ago. The cancer would sneak in and take a little bit of her away at a time. First it was her independence followed closely with no longer being able to control her thoughts and speak what was in her heart and on her mind. Next came her ability to walk. After many months of watching her become a shell of a body that once was my mother, I watched as the light left my mother's eyes and was replaced with an empty stare. I was at her bedside when she took her last breath before going on to her reward.

How cruel this disease is to those that it attacks. It doesn't discriminate, it doesn't matter to cancer the age, race or religion of it's victims. All the money in the world can not change your destiny if cancer has chosen you as it's next victim. I would venture to say that everyone has lost at least one loved one or someone they know to cancer.

Please continue to remember Jackie and her family in your prayers. I will continue my prayers for Jackie in the hope that there is a miracle out there with her name on it. In case there isn't a miracle for her, then I will pray that our Father will ease her pain as she waits to join Him.


7 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

thoughts and prayers...

farmlady said...

Oh Jo,
This cancer is such an insidious disease. I will pray for Jackie (You know, my mother's name was Jackie too.) and for you. You always think of others before yourself. I miss you.
Love, Elly Mae

Jess said...

Praying Jo...

Love, Jess

PEA said...

My heart goes out to Jackie. I've had many loved ones taken away by cancer, including my dad. Like you, I watched as cancer took everything away from him until he couldn't even recognize us anymore and the pain was more than he could bear. My thoughts and prayers are with Jackie, her family and friends. xoxo

Kate said...

Hi Jo,

Prayers and thoughts are with you at this painful time.

Love, Kate x.

Jess said...

Still praying...

Love, Jess

Mountain Mama said...

I'm praying for Jackie and all who love her.
I want to say that what you have written here is just beautiful and could have only been written by a true friend
God bless you.