Sometimes you don't know what topic to write on or how much to write about it. My life is pretty much an open book and I try to give people a perspective about living with a quadraplegic that you wouldn't normally see. But sometimes things are private and hurtful and the emotions are so painful that you don't know if there is a fine line that you are going to cross or not. This week has been painful. My sister-in-law Gretchen has passed away after a 2 1/2 year fight with cancer. Gretchen loved life and she had a way of engaging everyone she met. She was only 52 and she leaves behind her husband Alan and her children Karley who is 16 and Gavin who is 19. She was way to young to go and these are the times when I ask God why? I know that we will have the answers when we are all in heaven together, or maybe we won't have the answers and we just won't care when we are there rejoicing with Jesus. But on this earth we want to rationalize everything and we are the ones left behind to grieve and carry on, it's not fair. Life's not always fair but the one thing I do know is I want to be in heaven where all my loved ones are and I do know that I will see Gretchen again, I will see my friend Cathy again, my daddy, and the list goes on and on. I also know that I don't want to take the chance of not seeing them again, so I will choose Jesus. When Dennis was in the hospital God gave me this scripture and I have blogged about it before. Psalms 30:5...weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the Morning. We have to hold on to that, the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Much love, Cheri