Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sometimes what we really want is not what is really needed (from Mom)

NO - not any of us here at Team Beaglebratz altho I did get a little disturbing news at the eye doctor today but it is nothing I haven't handled before and probably will again (more about this later).

I don't know if I have mentioned a young friend and her family I got to know through my sis .  Christine is in her mid-twenties now but when I first met her and her family, she was about 12 - we were at the Relay For Life here in Topeka - me, for family and friends and Christine, for friends and herself.  She had recently been undergoing cancer treatment and was too weak to walk so her dad was pushing her around the track in a wheelchair.  I have a pretty vivid memory of that occasion because Shiloh had joined my family less than a month earlier and he was keeping Christine company, sitting in her lap as she went around the track.

She beat the cancer - is cancer free but before she hit her early twenties, she would lose the same leg due to the after effects of all the treatment.  Also when she was younger and the cancer was active, there were signs the cancer had spread to her lungs so the cancer treatment became focused on her lungs.  But like I said, eventually, NO signs of cancer.  However, all this treatment on her lungs, left them weak also - eventually a lung transplant would be needed.  Christine almost lost her life while waiting for the transplant - her boyfriend who became her husband during this whole ordeal, remained faithfully by her side as did her family.  They are the kind of folks who would give you the shirt off their backs if needed.

Now Christine once again lies in a hospital bed.   Her body needs another lung transplant but this time, things are not in her favor to have one done - no one knows for sure what the outcome will be this time.  I know she must be tired of fighting all of this but I would love to see her fight it all and win but I can only wonder about all of the medical issues she has been through.  And I do have a bit of an idea of what it is like to fight and fight and fight until there is no more fight left - I lost both of my parents to this type of fighting.

So at this time I pray for Christine's healing - whether it is the type of healing that may not be what I or anyone else wants - the type of healing that only God knows is best.   Would you please join me in prayer?

(Now for a quick update on my vision - the defect on my eye is a little bigger HOWEVER, it still remains OUT OF my direct line of vision and I do pray that it remains that way or hopefully improves and heals.  My actual vision is improved - better without my glasses than it is with)



GOOSE said...

Your title has so much truth to it, hard as it may be. MOM and I will join with you in praying for her.

River said...

We have all paws crossed for Christine--as we do for a dear friend whose liver transplant may be failing. I think some people are just given too much to bear and it isn't fair--it's usually the really good ones, too. We will be praying that your eye won't get worse.

love & wags,
River & mom

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We will definitley send some good sibe vibes and Mom's prayers for your friend Christine - poor girl sure has had a rough time of it. Paws also crossed for you and your vision issues to go away.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Daily Pip said...

My paws are crossed for your friend Christine!

Your pal, Pip

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sending prayers and good vibes to your friend, and to you too.

3 doxies said...

We will most certainly join you in a prayer fur Ms. Christine.
We will be thinking of her and her wonderful family too and wish them all some strength during dis time.

Your title is so true! Love it.


Maddy and Owen said...

We hope that your friend finds peace one way or another. We are glad that your eyes are doing alright. We are sending out our prayers to you both!
Maddy and Owen

Two French Bulldogs said...

gosh, poor thing...all our feets are crossed
Benny & Lily

Shane Kent Louis said...

I so like the title and so is the content...really captivating post. We'll be having prayers for that.

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