Years ago….many years ago when growing up, I didn’t know anyone except when I was about 16 my mother’s sister who had colon cancer.
However, in my lifetime now I have seen so many relatives, friends and acquaintances succumb to cancer. Five of my siblings have passed away from various forms of it. They weren’t too young; I guess one of my sisters was 63; but she was able to have a family, and enjoy many good years.
My husband’s mother passed away when she was also 63.
I think now that most of us have had similar experiences. I suppose that with the latest news that another nephew has been diagnosed, has just made me realize the many losses. He had his first routine colonoscopy, and they found a tumour. He is just 50 years old. Hopefully, they got all of it, when they operated. We’ll know soon.
I’m sorry if this sounds like a ‘downer’ post; but I just write sometimes what I’m feeling.
As Christians we can’t expect to be exempt from the heartache of this disease. or others… Matthew 5: 45 ( That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust”.
Each year we hope and pray that some new drug will come along, and be a cure rather than the sometimes harsh treatment that many go through now.
Cancer is of course not the only disease that robs us of our loved ones.
It matters not really what takes them from us… but ‘too many are taken too soon’ !