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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Personal Experience

Since it is October
and October is Breast Cancer Awareness month
I decided I need to write about something that is close to my heart.
In fact, it's actually so close to my heart that I barely mention it.
I dont like to expose that part of my heart to many people.
It just hurts too badly.
I hate the C word.
The C word I am talking about today is...
My sister has been gone now for 4 years.
She died from cancer on June 13, 2008.
She was only 29 years old.
She had a son.


The year my sister died of cancer my grandmother died from cancer as well.
This cancer thing is rough.
It scars so many left behind.
But there is a reason.
God has a reason.
He needs this tragic thing to happen to open up other peoples hearts and minds.
Cancer throws every piece of your life into perspective.

As I wanted to write a long and lengthy post about cancer,
I just can't.
It has been 4 years and I still can't talk about it.
I can sit here and write and tell you that God has spoken to me through this expereince though.
The most amazing part is that I know that I will see my sister again.
She had a rocky past but her future is bright and she is standing by her maker.
THAT, THAT RIGHT THERE makes everything ok.
It eases my heart.

I came across the video of a girl name Jenn.
She passed away from Ovarian cancer this past week.
Please watch this video it is simply beautiful.
I dare you to not cry knowing that she did not beat her battle.

We Won't Be Defeated from Benjamin Edwards on Vimeo.

So lets kiss our loved ones and remember what really matters in life.

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Sondra said...

Yep...bawling at my desk! :( Seems so wrong that people go through these struggles. Thank you for this heartfelt post and great reminder that life is not guaranteed and to not take anything for granted! And it is an awesome thing to be able to say that you WILL see your sis again!

Brooke said...

Ok, I cried.

Keeping you and your family in my prayers!



Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Oh Cheryl I had no idea. How horrible for a life to be cut so short. You have such an amazing outlook on it all though and I admire you for that. I know all too well how hard it is to remain strong while dealing with the pain and loss of someone so close to you. Hugs.

Vicki said...

My goodness ... I am in tears. Cancer is a horrible, horrible thing. Too many people in my family have fought and lost to this dreaded disease. I cannot even imagine what it is like for you - I would be devastated if I loss my sister at such a young age! Thanks for sharing your story!!! xoxo

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Oh, this post. Crying. Yup. Feeling for you and know the emotions you have exactly. My dad passed almost 6 years ago from cancer and we lost my father in law to it as well 2 1/2 years ago. But I find peace, like you, in knowing they are out of pain and that their death was not in vain. Hugs to you.

JMS said...

I'm so sorry Cheryl. I've done two 5K's for Cancer this fall and it's heartbreaking to see all the names of people running in memorial but uplifting to see the women in their survivors shirts. Thanks for sharing!