We are more than 40 in my mom’s side. That’s a big family, I must say. Since there are a lot of us, of course, there are a lot of conflicts but most especially there are a lot of joyful moments shared with each other. The incident that had us all down was when my grandfather died. It was such a down for all of us. He was our support, strength and our weakness. We were so used to have him all around because he certainly can’t stay on one place. He wants to clean and do stuff even the doctor doesn’t want him to. We were heartbroken, one another can’t fix one another.
And yet from that incident, we’re healed.
After that, my aunt then was diagnosed with cancer, rectal cancer. The family supported her all throughout, the expenses of her radiation therapies and her medicines. And then at one moment, I was told then her condition is getting better and that cancer was being gone with treatment.
And in that moment, we were glad.
But then, one night I was on the way home, my mom and uncle were on the car talking about my aunt’s condition. It’s gotten worse. Just then we thought that she was getting better, but then she’s not. I’m not exactly sure about the condition but I’ve heard that cancer’s back.
And currently at this moment, we’re enduring.
Challenges come and then they go. That’s what challenges are meant for, to teach us lessons in life, to teach us to endure and still be happy with whatever is going on in our lives. And challenges are meant to teach us that we should hold on to God as long as we can and as long as we like, because He’s just waiting for us to reach His hands and to give it all to Him. Challenges are meant to make us strong, with His help because we’d never survive this world without Him.
Continue to pray and talk to Him. He knows what is in our hearts and our minds. Just give it all to Him!
“I call on the Lord in my distress, and He answers me.” – Psalm 120:1