For the past year, I've been following a college friend's battle with melanoma cancer. Kathy lost her battle yesterday. My thoughts are with her husband Eric and their three daughters. Eric maintained a journal that gave updates on Kathy's battle with melanoma. The journal is a lesson in strength, and more specifically, strength derived from faith. During the entire battle, and even up to Kathy's passing, Eric's writing rarely expressed fear, hopelessness, or pity. Ironically, I often found strength for my own life through Eric's journal entries. One of the most profound entries was when Eric expressed their situation as win-win. If Kathy defeated cancer, she would be able to stay on Earth with her family and friends. And if she lost her battle to cancer, then she would be healed with a new and stronger body in the kingdom of Heaven.
I would not call myself a devout Christian, but I've been taught the value of having faith. Because in the lowest of moments, when everything else around you is saying "can't" or "no", it is faith that tells you it can, it's possible, or it's okay. Faith is strength. Enjoy your new body Kathy.
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