Topic: Cannot Resist to Not Repost This Wonderful Sharing from Past Message

Hi, everyone,
When doing research,I found this message from a former user named "Jim".
message was well said,hopeful and touching even he lost his wife after 4 year of battle of this cancer. I copy just that  section below.

"We lost her November 7, 2009 after a long and valiant fight - almost four years after initial diagnosis and major liver resection.

We never asked the tough questions, never asked any doctor how much time she had left (although we had a fairly good idea), and never even knew what stage her cancer was - those things were simply felt to be out of our control.  We always talked about what we were going to do "when you get well".

People ask me how we got through all that.  My answer is that she and I had a firm belief in God, trusted in his mercy through faith, and had claimed our eternal salvation by accepting Christ as the son of God and our personal savior.  Its just that simple.

Now for the happy part!  The last four years were the best years of our lives.  How can this be?  Here's the answer:  when a man and a woman are as deeply in love with each other as we were - sharing the same foundation of faith and spiritual belief - are then confronted with their own mortality, they start living and communicating and treating each other like they should have been doing all along.  That makes for an absolutely wonderful relationship, one that can overcome any obstacle or adversity.  The fact of the matter is that our stars crossed from the moment our hands first touched at that theater in 1958 and stayed crossed, faithfully and loyally, for over 51 years, 43 years of which were as man and wife.  During all that time, we shared more joy than anyone could expect out of life - and yes some sadness as well.  Sadness is fleeting and cured by time, but happiness vividly lives on.  Really, now, what man or woman is entitled to expect more than that out of the uncertainties and vagaries of a life we all must inevitably deal with?"

God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Cannot Resist to Not Repost This Wonderful Sharing from Past Message

Percy, that is just beautiful, reminds me of Teddy! He called our 5 years of CC our Honeymoon and yes, his faith got him through. Actually we were of different faiths and they both got him through. We just never wanted to waste precious time and we didn't.  Although we only had 16 years together we had more than most do in a lifetime and for that I was truly blessed and thankful. And thank you for posting this.