Monday, May 28, 2012

More Thoughts

 These last couple of months have been a whirlwind of doctors, treatments and the sometimes overwhelmess of God's love. He has taken care of us in so many ways and I often feel like I don't deserve His blessings. I guess in a way none of us do. He gave us His Son to die on the cross for our sin. We certainly don't deserve His love but because He loves us Christ died.

We have been  blessed in more ways than I can list here. Someone's been leaving groceries, personal care items, craft supplies, etc on on front step and we have no idea who it is or how many people are involved. I wish I knew who it is because I want to thank her or him or maybe them. I hope one day we will be able to bless a family the way we have been blessed.
Our fridge is dying and we are getting a new one through the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. We are so grateful for the Lord for taking care of us.

There are a couple of people at the Cancer Center whom we see everyday. One is a lady named Janet who is about 80 years old who is getting radiation on her head. There is also a guy named Ralph who is probably about 60 whose grandson Geo comes with his mom. Geo is two but his vocabulary is like a four year old!
Anyway he is getting radiation on his neck. I have no idea what type of cancer these two people have but I pray for them.

I'm feeling rather down today. I started this post early last week and today is Memorial Day. I'm listening to a CD called  "Home" by the Eshes. If you are familiar with them you know that nine members of this sweet family died in a traffic accident on March 26, 2010. I'm not sure why the Lord allowed this to happen. They had suffered so much already.  This CD was put together in their memory and has excerpts from their funeral sermons.

I'm not sure what else I want to write so I will end this post now.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Variety of Topics

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.