Seems like I'm having trouble finding a happy thought to post...I did think of something cute and clever about the dog peeing on the floor, but after I had to clean it up, my thoughts weren't too happy.
Is it sad that my work, usually a big stressor, is low on the list of stresses in my life right now? It slowly is becoming that way, even after I had to deal with ridiculously crazy junk with students and having to look in the handbook to see how to proceed with certain, ah, things. But it makes me so sad for them that they have to go through some of this stuff!! Our department is small, so we're closer to our students than most. And when I see them hurt and when they won't go get help...that hurts. However, those issues are growing smaller and smaller. I don't think they've necessarily gone away, but they're overshadowed by bigger issues.
At any rate, I think I've dallied long enough from the point. I'm quite good at that.
Aunt Betty has a very aggressive type of cancer, small cell cancer, I believe it's called. It's in her lung and her liver and her kidneys and her brain. There is no cure. There is a hope for remission, though, but God knows I can't feel that hope right now.
I mailed her a three-page letter yesterday with many of your names on it, people who commented saying they were praying for her. I wanted her to actually know names, not just nameless "oh, people said they were praying for you" types of things. I wanted her to see the names, to know the connections to me and other family members who have posted similar prayer requests on Facebook. And those who have verbally told me they were praying.
Now, I ask for your help again. Next Monday, I want to mail her a list of verses to help her during this time. I sent her 2 Chronicles 20:17, a verse a friend of mine posted recently, that has stuck with me lately. I know it's talking about getting ready for a physical battle, but she's going through a physical battle right now.
So if there's a verse that's gotten you through rough times, please post it here so I can send to her. I know she and her husband would greatly appreciate it.
My aunt's name is Betty Blanton. She is from Texas and is at the Cancer Treatment Center in Zion, Il. They have a sweet dog named Elmo, and she is battling against cancer for her life.