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A Prayer Request

9.11.2013
Today I am asking a favor. My family could use a lot of prayer. Six weeks ago my Uncle Bobby was diagnosed with liver cancer. He was told he had six months to a year to live. Today the numbers changed. He was given 2 weeks, 6 weeks max. Chemo is an option, but it won't get rid of the problem. It will only prolong his life until the cancer takes over completely. He chose from the first moment he received the news not to undergo chemo treatments because he wants to live his time left on earth comfortable and happy.

He lives in MA so I am unable to see him, but I spoke with him today and his words were, "I'm not sorry for me. I'm sorry for you and the others I'm leaving behind to hurt and hold on to me." It's so comforting to know he is a believer and he is completely content with where he is going. He knows in his heart there is no reason for fear or sorrow because he is getting the greatest gift of all. Eternal life!

My prayer request is that he would have a peaceful and painless life left here until it's his time to leave.

My other request is that you would seize the day. Years ago on Mothers day I lost an uncle suddenly, out of the blue. I had Carpediem placed on my foot as a daily reminder when I put my shoes on, I need to seize this day. Six months ago Uncle Bobby was coming home from work to dinner and a smoke of his pipe and his usual nightly bowl of ice cream. Life was the same ole' same ole'. And then it was quickly flipped upside down at a doctors appointment for abdominal pain.

We just never know. Take the time to give your loved one an extra tight squeeze before they head out the door. Remind your child just how much you love them, just because. Reach out to the person you haven't been able to forgive for so long. Hold the door for a stranger.

Make every moment count. Carpediem.



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6 comments on "A Prayer Request"
  1. Sending prayers for you and your family. Life is so short, I agree with you that we should make each moment count!!

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  2. Praying for your uncle and your family. It is so true that we should live each day like it is our last. I am so happy that your uncle is a believer and you can be comforted by that, God is calling him home.

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  3. Most definitely sending prayers for your uncle and for all your family. I promise to make every moment count this week. Thanks for the reminder <3

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  4. Sending prayers to you and your family. We so easily forget how something can change in a matter of a minute. Thank you for reminding me.

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  5. Sending you & yours a prayer. Stay strong, you have an amazing outlook on this. Thanks for the wonderful reminder to live life to the fullest.

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