Archive for March, 2014

March 21, 2014

Meeting Jason…

His name is Jason.

He’s in his late thirties.

He has just weeks to live.

His body is riddled with cancer,

But his heart abounds with hope.

 

We had the privilege of meeting him as we were anxiously packing up Jim’s hospital room to head out to yet another scan. Cataloging a litany of appointment dates & times, scans, blood-work, diagnostic tests, and clinical abbreviations — the hospital rooms are where we “huddle-up” as a family to call the next play and plan the next move now that the cancer’s back, aggressive, and starting to spread.

Jason graciously entered our world after Jim had endured a very difficult night, and was having trouble keeping food and water down due to some medication. And as the nurse reviewed his final release instructions, Jim interrupted her  “Wait a minute, I want to give away the flowers.”

He does this.

Every time he leaves the hospital, he gives another patient the flowers that have been sent to him so they can enjoy them too. I’m surprised he remembered the whole flower thing because he’s so drained and feels so sick.

The nurse responded, “I know the perfect person.”

 

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March 2, 2014

All Things New…

She’s away at college.

She’s got a heavy study load this semester in addition to the navigating through of all things college life.

I get this text from her yesterday: So I wrote a blog.

She doesn’t have time to write anything other than what’s required of her, so I know this is big.

I read it, cry and then…I THANK GOD.

Thank Him for “circumstances” that cause us to cling to the TRUTH.

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