Friday, May 18, 2012
I'm sure you have figured out that I am a sucker for tragedies. I love the sadness and the triumph, just can't get enough. So when I saw this book in the discount section at the Bible book store, it was mine. It is a true story of a 7 year old boy who is diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. The book talks about his struggle and how his family deals with this drastic turn in their lives. This was such a beautiful book. It is amazing what a little 7 year old can endure and with such grace. It is also amazing the strength and hope you can have in the face of such a trial when you have Jesus. "Ushering him into God's arms would be my last gift I could give him." The mother of this child had such a privilege to be able to hold her child as he entered the arms of Jesus. "Parents, please use these lessons and remember that all children are true gifts from God. God has blessed us with the chance to mold and teach these precious souls while they are here with us. Do not waste this chance. Help to make them all that they can be by living your life with purpose and guiding them to do the same. Cherish each and every moment-bad and good. There is a reason for them all!" Life, a gift we so often take for granted. When I was reading this book I was grumpy about some situations in my life and just feeling discontent. As I was reading the author was talking about how she wishes she could have just one more ordinary day, a day without the word cancer, without sickness, without doctors and needles. I began to be thankful, thankful for the ordinary days I was living with two very healthy beautiful girls. Thankful that I could stay home and teach and take care of them. So thankful for the mundane. It is truly all about perspective.