II Corinthians 1:3-4 – Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
October brings a whole new meaning to our home since my mom’s battle with breast cancer. The journey is a difficult memory for all of us, but as I look back, I can’t help but thank the Lord for allowing us to travel that road as a family. In our plan, moms aren’t supposed to get sick. They aren’t supposed to be the ones who need cared for. Moms are strong and resilient. They are fighters and lovers all at the same time. As an adult child, it was hard for me to see my mom weak and hurting from multiple surgeries and the emotional strain of those times. However, what I have come to realize and be thankful for is that through those times when she was physically weak, the Lord used what she had taught me all my life to reach out and minister to her like she has done to me for so many years. I look back on those months now and thank the Lord for allowing me the privilege to minister to her. Pink ribbons have a new meaning for our family especially during October. But I believe that the Lord allowed our family to take this journey together so that we can be a blessing to others who are called to that suffering as well. Thanks, Mom, for being strong even when your body was weak. I proudly wear pink for my hero – my mom!
Psalm 118:23 – This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.