Sunday, January 27, 2013
I sketch Joseph today. He has just recently started attending our church.
I have to admit my thoughts were not entirely on the sermon this morning. I was having lots of life and death thoughts instead. Yesterday I sat with a woman from our church who has terminal cancer. She has chosen not to have any treatment of radiation or chemotherapy. There are caregivers who come into her home during the day, her daughter tends to her in the evening, but on weekends they have asked for help from others, so several ladies from the church are providing care. I was with her from 7:00pm to about 12:15 am. She was having a good day, was relatively pain free and was very chatty. We talked about her kids, grand-kids and death. She is positive and facing her upcoming departure from this world very calmly and with grace. Her peace comes from knowing her eternal future is with God. I hope I can respond the same someday when it is my turn. When she did get choked up it was over her struggle with not having the time or ability to do all the things she wanted to do before her death, specifically writing letters to each of her family members. I know her daughter has gotten her a recorder though so she can record her thoughts to her family.
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