Well, sometimes, I think bad news comes in 4s, 5s, and 6s.
I’ve told lots of people who read this blog about Calvin’s classmate Jacob who is 10 and has cancer. He was diagnosed 6 weeks ago, and it seems he has many ups and downs. His site gives details if you want to know more.
Then the Edemas , friends from church, wrote about little 4-month old Amelia being diagnosed with leukemia a couple of weeks back. Very sad.
Finally, today, I received a call that my oldest sister Kathy has been diagnosed with bone cancer that has spread throughout her whole body. Kathy has lived a longer life (she’s 59) than these children who are sick, but she is still young. And, she’s my sister.
I was at least happy to learn that the 12-year-old boy scout who was lost in the woods in North Carolina for 4 days was found today, healthy and well. I told my own boy scout son about his being lost this morning. I will need to be sure to tell him tomorrow about his safe return.
I know God has a plan in all the bad things that are going on in people I know, people I know about, and now people who are very close to me. It is just hard to process it all.
Please pray for Jacob, Amelia, and Kathy. Praise God for the return of the boyscout. Hug your own kids. Love the ones your with while they’re with you.