- Then the phone rang,
- She’s gone the caller said
- My friend is free from her month long battle with cancer
Nothing seemed to matter – not even this blog….But, do I just quit living because cancer has taken the life of yet another person? No.
We are all mortal humans that will one day die and depending on how we spent our life here on earth will determine where we will spend eternity.
When you say the word “Cancer” I am sure you immediately get a vision of a Pink Ribbon that represents Breast Cancer. But, what about all of the other types of cancer?
What about Childhood Cancer?
- Approximately 12,400 US children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer.
- In 1998, about 2500 died of cancer
- Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease for children and adolescents
I hope by now you know why I think this article is important to me…..
Originally posted on September 21, 2009 “Seasons”
Living in Texas we don't have distinct seasons. Winter goes from about January - February with temps ranging anywhere from the high 70's - low 30's; Spring is from March - April; Summer from May - October; and Fall is from about November - December. That is what I consider a "normal" year, but lately the "norm" hasn't been the case. Since our season changes do not normally coincide with the calendar I never give much thought to what "season" it is, but Michael did.
Michael was always aware of everything - too much at times. He would seem to get excited about the first day of the new season which is why I find it ironic that in 2004, the first day of summer was on June 21st, the day he was diagnosed with cancer and he died on September 21st, the first day of fall.
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3:1-2 says: To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted;
I think Michael understood this verse more than I realized
If you want to read Michael's story please visit Michael's Journey
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