Tonight I delighted in liver and onions at my Aunt Anita and Uncle Bob’s home. Both of them are very dear to me and I marvel at their daily walk of faith amidst their daily journey with chemo and cancer. Aunt Anita and Uncle Bob have journeyed this road before and I wanted to share a few things that amaze me whenever I spend time with them…
Their world could be consumed with chemo and cancer but they keep their eyes focused on God and serving others. I enjoy hearing about their volunteer happenings….
Their world could be consumed with chemo and cancer but they keep their hearts tender to loving others. Tonight was the second wonderful meal in the very recent past. Uncle Bob and Aunt Anita are known to open their home and invite others to share in community….
Their world could be consumed with chemo and cancer but they often laugh….I love the picture I have in my memory each time I visit of Uncle Bob laughing and Aunt Anita sharing in the joy of whatever is unfolding around them…
Their world could be consumed with chemo and cancer and aches and pains, but they both remain as active as possible, living life fully and resting when they need to. They both love God, love each other, love their family and love their friends and neighbors.
And tonight when I heard Uncle Bob pray that the chemo would do it’s job against Aunt Anita’s cancer and for comfort for all of those who have cancer, I knew he understood their journey in a way I can not relate to. I love Uncle Bob and his faith in God and his love for Aunt Anita and for all he holds dear….
And tonight when I heard Aunt Anita read this verse from Ephesians 6: 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. I love how this verse is a verse that Aunt Anita lives out every day. Her life is a testimony and her cancer is her chain, but she continues to speak of God’s provision, protection, goodness and grace!
And I am thankful, that during this season of their life, I am able to walk with them….to journey, to enjoy, to sit sometimes in the hospital and sometimes share a meal, but always in the comfort of God’s presence!
I love you Aunt Anita and Uncle Bob and marvel at how you both continue to declare the goodness of our God!
All my love,