Somtimes I wake up in the night
So paralyzed by fear
Surprized, I find my shaking hand
Has brushed away a tear.
Then suddenly I'm wide awake
Awareness seeping in ----
"Oh no, dear God, I cannot face
This cancer once again!"
Then all the thoughts I dread the most
Keep going through my mind.
I toss and turn for hours
But no comfort can I find.
Then when I finally cease to fight
This battle all alone ----
And offer up a prayer for help
Your love to me is shown.
I come to know a special peace
The world can never give.
God tells me not to fear my death
Which frees me now to live.
And thank You ,Lord for showing me
Together we can cope.
A new day filled with all your love ---
With faith and trust and hope!
__Linda Mae Richardson
Victory in the Valley, Inc., Wichita, KS