Friday, August 22, 2008
I remember reading somewhere...
...expecting life to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting a bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian...
My brother has cancer. Lung cancer. We found out today.
Somehow just typing those words hurts. I'd like to say I can't imagine how he's feeling tonight - but this thing is ...
The hardest part for him was probably tonight. Having to call your children on the phone, long distance, and tell them you have cancer.
Just the memory of what I had to do makes me weep. At that time, Mr. B was my rock. He never wavered. He was always certain, not just positive, but certain I would be fine. That's all there was to it. I would survive and I would be fine. This was just a "speed bump"...
And he's that way tonight too. He knows my brother, the Kindergarten Cowboy, will be fine. We'll get over this speed bump.
And I believe him. I have to. We all have to.
And now that I am on the "other side" of that phone call we never want to get, I understand how my sisters and my brother felt when I had to call them. And I'm sorry my sisters have to re-live a call like that. And I'm sorry my brother had to make that call. And I'm sorry that I know what he'll be facing.
But, I am glad to have Mr. B and my sisters with me as we pray, cry, laugh and celebrate with my brother.
Please pray with us.