Thursday, June 7, 2007
A hard way to start the morning
When we move here, Ian got involved right away in his new cub scout den. It was in this den that he met Matthew E. Unfortunately, Matthew had just gone through a bout with brain cancer and was in remission; however, that remission was short-lived and the cancer returned with a vengeance two months ago. We just received word yesterday that Matthew is not expected to last much longer and the family is receiving hospice care. Because everyone at school knows Matthew, they let the kids know how he is doing. This morning, Ian curled up on my lap and said, "Mommy, Matthew isn't doing very well. They said there is a 90% chance that he is going to die today." It took everything I had to explain to him that this wasn't the end for Matthew and that he would soon be able to spend the rest of his days with Jesus without pain or illness. At the same time, my heart is breaking, not only for my son who is going to experience such a loss at such a young age, but mainly for Matthew and his family. I am trying to focus on what is unseen and that God is calling Matthew home, but I have been crying all morning. If you can, please say a prayer for Matthew and his family during this difficult time.