Sunday, March 22, 2009

Love and Faith was his message

A young boy fighting cancer from the age of seven. As a Church we prayed for him and all rejoiced when the cancer went into remission. Many in my church, myself included, struggled over the next 11 years when we heard he was sick again three more times. You finally come to a place where you accept that maybe this was his purpose, a visitor on our earth for a short time to help us all realize what's really important. He liked to say that we are all going to die but he was given the gift of knowing when. A very interesting way to look at it, a person's perspective can have such a profound affect on how they live and die. A very good friend of mine once did a semester long internship with a Hospice agency. I remember her telling me that people die the way they live.

This life challenges me and I am thankful for the reminder and the challenge.

5 comments:

Alex the Girl said...

What a powerful and humbling message. Thank you for sharing.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

This is a great reminder that our day to day problems of life really don't mount to a hill of beans compared to some. And if this young man can carry such a burden with such grace, then what do I have to complain about?

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Great story... very moving!!

he did indeed have a purpose here on earth!!

Momisodes said...

Thank you for sharing this. What noble, and inspirational young man.

angela said...

thanks for sharing this story.