Same to you Jeff.
Whether you know it or not, you have been an inspiration to me. Long story short, eight years ago I was diagnosed with Leukemia, CLL to be exact. It’s the best one to have they told me, then in the next breath I was told, too bad it happened when you were 52 instead of 72. It is considered an old person’s disease, or so they say.
Did the Chemo thing, remission for three years, more Chemo, the usual. It has never really bothered me because I was brought that Life isn’t fair or equitable, it’s just a gift.
I followed your journey, and wondered if I would be able to deal with what you were forced to do. To this day, I really don’t know the answer to that. I do know that it’s possible though, and there will come a time where my Treatments may not do the trick. I don’t fear it, and in some sense I have learned that from you.
We may never meet in person, but I feel fortunate to know you through your writings and commentary regarding your illness, if that makes any sense. My Mother always said, “there will always be people worse off than you, and there will always be people better off that you, that’s life”. We all have our burdens to bear, and you are an inspiration to many others here, of that I am sure.
You continue to take good care my Friend. My best to you and your loving Family. You are Blessed.
Thank you, brother, for those words.
They are SO true.
Through my rehab Is aw so many people fighting, and full of faith, who were a LOT worse off than me. They were my heroes and I made sure I told them so.
In the three years since, I have had so many occasions to meet and work with others going through this same type of journey. I find in almost EVERY case, that we help each other through our stories, and the experiences we have had dealing with our disabilities and the impact of these diseases.
I have seen HIs hand in it...and it has led to good. To things, experiences, faith, love, and feelings I am not sure I would have been able to be blessed with in any other way. And so I am grateful and full of gratitude for that, despite the hardships and difficulties.
I do understand every bit of what you said...and I know you will understand what I am saying too.
Thanks you again for your kind words, and your witness of faith! Thank you for your fight in your own journey.
We will most definitely meet one day, my friend...either in this life, God willing, or over yonder, across on the other side.
And in the mean time...we stand wherever we can and proclaim Christ Jesus, and the principles of the liberty He has blessed this land with.