NOTE *I actually started this post several weeks ago but I just couldn't finish it. There are just too many emotions associated with this post.
Some of you may be wondering just who was "Papa" Richard Mummau? He was a wonderful Christian man. My husband and I met him in back in 2006 when he came to CA to visit some friends. He happened to be visiting the same people that we were going to meet for the first time. It was our first visit to a Conservative Mennonite church.
Anyway, Papa Richard loved the Lord and he had a heart for the lost. He also was a wonderful encouragement to other Christians. His advice came right from scripture. When someone would say something contrary to what the Bible says, he would ask the person to show him in the Bible where it says whatever the person had said. This was not to be rude but to challenge the person to read the scripture to find out what it really says.
He enjoyed sending out free sermons on CD,free hanging veils etc and not once did he ever ask for any money in return. I have several of the CDs and hanging veils he sent. Tim and I will miss his wisdom and his family letters very much.
My daughter Kaitlyn has about two and a half weeks left of radiation for her cancer. It's been tough emotionally because she is getting tired of going everyday. She has dealing with the skin being red and peeling. She especially hates the idea of the doctors and nurses poking and prodding the area. I don't much blame her as I wouldn't like it either.
Going to the Cancer Center has be a challenge because you see the people there and you know why they are there. You wonder what kind of cancer they have, what's their prognosis and how long they have to go for treatment.
Many have loved ones who come with them for treatments, husbands, wives, adult children who will sometimes bring their children along to support grandpa or grandma. We have not met any other parents with children who have cancer there so it's a lonely thing to go through even though we know the Lord is there with us.
It would be nice to connect with Christian parents who understand what we are going through.
I want to say that cancer really stinks! I can't believe the number of people who have died from cancer and I'm just shocked by the number of well known people who have died from cancer in the past several months.
And it doesn't matter the age of the person that has the cancer. It still stinks. I figure writing it stinks is less offensive than the other word I had in mind. I hate that my child is getting tired of this whole mess and there is nothing we can do but just get through the treatments praying that all the cancer is being destroyed.