Sunday, September 19, 2010
Finding the missing links in my life through leukemia
For me, my experience with leukemia has been something in which I feel has hit home. I feel it helps me to relate to those who feel picked on by life. I have always understood that with every trial we have we are supposed to learn something. People can tell us a stove is hot, but we can’t really know it is hot until we touch it ourselves. I feel leukemia has done the same thing to me, metaphorically touching the stove to know how trials can help me learn. I find it difficult to express the things I have learned in words. I have found there are things like sympathy for others, patience, and dedication; but I think the real thing has been the missing links which have given greater purpose and meaning in my life.
How Cancer has Blessed my Life. I know leukemia has been a blessing for me. Through it I have been able to feel the love and comfort of Christ in my life. I have been able to feel His support. I am here to invite all to come unto Him. He invites us all “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt. 11: 28-30).
The inspiration for this post came from this “Mormon Message.” It is the story of another man, and his search to find the missing pieces of his life.
(The photos I used were from various stages of different treatments I went through; they include my Dad, and my brother Chad.)