I received an email today from my cousin Trace. He is currently receiving chemo for cancer and apparently is doing really well. His lovely wife Sara has fleece hats ready for him when he goes bald AND our cousin George got him a lawyer who got him a lawyer who can help him sue the bastids for not catching his cancer sooner. He had actually POINTED IT OUT TO THEM and their response was, "Nah...you are too old to get that type of cancer".
Thank heavens the type he has as like a 99.99% recovery rate and when it comes to these types of statistics my family members really like being part of the norm.
I am grateful for the news. Trace lives far away and I never get to see him but we communicate often. He is really a rock for me in many ways; he challenges me without ever attacking me and allows me to be me without feeling ashamed or stupid.
Now, having said that I do not want to imply that anyone in my family makes me feel ashamed or stupid. We are a tough and resilient bunch but we are extremely sensitive and always on the look out for ways to be angry at each other. I believe we do that in place of blood pressure medicine but I could be wrong.
Ok, so much for being a smarty mouth.
I am experiencing a desperation pray moment and have been in the mode for the past two weeks. A person quite special to me is going through a crisis. I wish I could wave a wand and make the problem go away for them but I cannot and that makes me sad. It also requires me to demonstrate that I love and trust God completely and I trust and love Him enough to storm heaven with my prayers for this gorgeous child of God.
We have all been there - reaching a bottom that seems, as the time, worse than anything we can stand. Some of us survive it and rise like a phoenix from the ashes. Some of us struggle with it forever and end up on the streets, huddled in doorways for warmth or sleeping under bridges. Others die from the blow. I do not know what is in store for the person for whom I am praying but I am willing to put my life between their life and death.
So I am asking for all my prayer warrior friends to please help me and storm heaven. I am sorry I will not give out details. Just ask God to consider my petition.
Thank you. May God bless you today and every day.