Friday, September 17, 2010
Families are strengthened during both small and large emergencies when they are surrounded by strong support systems. Our family was reminded recently about the importance of maintaining good relationships with many people when the wife of our youngest son was diagnosed with brain cancer. When the tumor was found, word was sent to the members of our large and supportive families, to the many members of our local church groups, and to our friends both near and far to invite everyone to join with us in fasting and praying for a miracle. We were able to contact this large number of people because of the technologies available to us, particularly the Internet and Facebook. We received many supportive messages from near and far. The physical touch such as hugs was very comforting, and our son's family was nearly buried with floral offerings. Meals were brought into his home three times each week plus other food. Much of the day to day work in fighting cancer will be accomplished by those closest to us, but there is great comfort in knowing that many people are praying regularly for a miracle. Thank you to our support system!