Have had disturbing news in the past couple of days. My 91 year old Mum has been diagnosed with cancer of the uterus and is having a hysterectomy soon. I will need to go to be with her so have booked my flight to NZ but no return flight at this time. I feel sad that a lady of her age needs to go through this trauma but she feels slightly relieved that at least something will be done. She has been in a lot of pain recently and I guess for her, the surgery at least will be a release from that.
Because she lives in a 2 storey townhouse, she is not allowed to go straight home after her release from the hospital but will need to go to some kind of rehabilitation facility. It will be good to be there with her while she goes through this.
We never know just what life will throw at us do we? I find it difficult to understand how so many people can live without a strong faith in God - sometimes that's about all we can cling to. His daily presence assures us that we are loved and cared for by him, and the Holy Spirit's guidance will take us through these tough times with a hope for the future. I pray He will keep me strong in the future and for wisdom and patience in the days that lie ahead.