Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thankful Thursday 32

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What CHRIXEAN is thankful for this week

For all the prayers I received from friends, family and bloggers, and for the time the Lord has granted me to spend time with my Aunt Mercy.

My Aunt Mercy passed away yesterday morning after 4 years of battling breast cancer and 4 months of battling the aggressive stages of leukemia and bone cancer. It has been a difficult past few months for me and my entire family. To watch a very dear family member wither away in front of your very eyes, to watch her struggle to live, to watch her family put up a strong front in the midst of sadness and fear, and to watch each one surrender her fate to the Giver of Life. It has been quite stressful for me especially, being pregnant and having to go through another death after just a few months of dealing with the passing of my Aunt Minerva. Through it all, I hung on to prayer for strength and renewal of faith. I had to re-learn the realities of the life we lived on this planet -- accepting that all things are temporary in this life and learning to let go, believing that there is indeed a better life for all those who have left us here. I say "re-learn" because these are things that we already know and believe in because the Bible has taught us about it. It just becomes more difficult to apply when these situations happen to you and your immediate family. So to all of you who have been praying for my family and my Aunt Mercy's help from the very beginning, thank you.

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8 comments:

jun said...

Our sympathies and prayers...

Suzy said...

I stopped by last night (?) and I thought she was pulling through it all. I'm so sorry that she passed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

ribbiticus said...

hi peach! my sincere condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. am sure she is now with our father in heaven. :)

eph2810 said...

I am so sorry to hear about your aunt's passing. But you know that you will be all reunited and will have a great feast together.
I am hoping that you and the baby are doing well during this time. I will add you to my prayer list I will post tomorrow.
Living in His grace,
Iris
PS: I didn't do a thankful post this week - sorry, but will be back next week...

Trinity13 said...

I'll def keep your family in my prayers!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm so sorry.

Faith in Florida said...

I am so sorry to hear this.

The White Rabbit said...

am glad to have had a chance to see her one last time. it was an interesting wake, though. was happy to see your uncle and mom able to smile along with our group's boisterous noise. the lugaw and sandwiches were great, too!

hope you're feeling better today.