Why?


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WHY?

Why does it take cancer to give such depth of meaning to the phrases, “I’m sorry,” “Thank you,” “You’re welcome,” and, “I love you?”

Why does it take cancer to make our speech more gentle, so as not to crack the already fragile vessel of our emotions?

Why does it take cancer to get us to go to sleep holding hands, bodies entwined as they were in those first blissful newlywed nights?

Why does it take cancer to make us appreciate the huge contribution of our beloved ones to our lives and the lives of so many others?

Why does it take cancer to cause us to listen more carefully?

Why does it take cancer to impart the unparalleled joy of caring for another human being?

Why does it take cancer to show us the power of a tender human touch?

Why does it take cancer to unearth the treasure that is true friendship?

It shouldn’t.

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2 thoughts on “Why?”

  1. Hi Rob,

    We pray often for you in these days of testing. Thanks for your pointed and poignant series of questions. We indeed do not often stop to renounce our sin of taking so much for granted, and assume things will always be as they are, and maybe better. But when faced with the potential for loss, we become aware of how much we are blessed.

    My love to both of you. Many here pray for you daily.

    Love, Tim

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