Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life and its Sad Surprises

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
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I didn’t blog for a while because my family is experiencing some crises today.

My husband had an executive check-up and the doctors found a disease which I don’t want to get into detail here. It’s not malignant or deadly. And it’s not the end of the world for us. It’s just that we didn’t expect it. It can be treated but still, the cost of medicines will surely dent our ever-short budget!
Fred receiving his flu vaccine: one of the freebies a client gave me

But I have to still thank the Lord for it. God has His way of telling me that we were still blessed. Last Monday, I accompanied him to a medical center for another series of test. While waiting for his turn to be checked up by the doctor, I heard the conversations of some patients, relatives and the doctor. Most of the cases diagnosed were worse than that of my husband. I can only heave a sigh of relief upon hearing them. Not that I was happy that some people had worse illnesses than Fred’s. Who would be? I am just thankful that Fred’s disease was identified in its early stage.

And just today, I knew from Fred that his friend is dying of lung cancer. He now breathes with just one lung. I am sorry for him and his family! I know how much that man loves his family! We are going to visit them this weekend.

I’m so sad for these happenings but this is life. The more we dwell on its negativities, the more unhappy and ungrateful we become. Life has to go on.

25 comments:

Mauie Flores said...

Beth, hang on. The Lord always works in mysterious ways. You and your family are in my prayers.

Chris said...

I am sorry to hear about Fred's sickness.. but as you have posted.. God is always there. He won't give you what you can't bear. Maybe He is really calling your undivided attention now...

Will keep you in my prayers.

Beng said...

i'm sorry to hear about his sickness. There's always a reason for everything and I'm sure He will not give you problems that you cannot endure. Will include you in my prayers.

Yami said...

I hope Fred will get well soon. Be strong for your family, Beth. God Bless.

Kero said...

I'm glad they were able to diagnosed it early. Remain strong, my dear. Our prayers for your hubby.

Hug you tight!

jodi said...

ganda ng bible verse mo sis..basta, have faith in god and he will never leave us..god bless your family...

chubskulit said...

You are so right mom beth and I admire your positivity on this. Rest assured that your husband and your family will be included in our prayer starting now..Be strong and just hold on to HIM!

jeng said...

I hope that things are much better now for you and your family. I believe that prayer can move mountains and God is always with us, especially in trying times.

Lucrecio Emerito said...

I hope everything will be well.

Momma Bams said...

I feel sad also coz i know how it feels if someone who's dear to you is sick, kahit lagnat pa nagwoworry na tayo diba.. Good thing agad na-detect before it gets worse. Sana pa-check up na rin si hubby ko, 5 yrs na kasi sya di nagpapa-executive check up, ayaw nya kasi.

nwei, ill include you on my prayers. Just be strong and wag mag-alala masyado

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

so sad to hear about your husband's situation right now. I will pray for him.
May God always be with him and your whole family. ingat lagi sis and God bless.

onlinemommy said...

God's grace is always sufficient and He will surely supply all your needs. God will never gave you something beyond your capacity to bear. So keep the faith and give this trial a good fight :)

Will include your husband in our prayers :)

Nobe said...

this is what really scares me everyday. that some disease will touch my me and family.

just hang in there. you'll be fine. :)

Mabalay said...

kaya nyo yan.pagsubok lang.your husband will be okay. buti naagapan. pray tayo. :)

niko said...

oh my sad to hear this one. i hope fred get well soon! my prayers are with u and ur family.. keep the faith and continue to be strong beth..

Rossel said...

I am sorry to here about Fred, Beth. what good is it was detected early. I can relate because we've been through the same situation as yours months ago. This is one of God's trials. God is so good that He will help you endure this all.

hope Fred will get better soon. God bless your family!

Nanaybelen said...

Sorry to hear about Fred. Don't worry. God is always there.My daughter was positive for swine flu last month. I thought its her end at pati kaming buong familya , dahil buong mundo takot sa swine flu. Pero sabi mo nga God is just there! para lang siyang ordinary flu for 5 days at ayos na.
God Bless

Clarissa said...

I'm sorry to hear the news,Mommy Beth.Be strong for your family,He will make a way.I will keep you in my prayers.

btw,I have something for you here:
http://ties-bonding.blogspot.com/2009/07/thanking-100-more-friends-and-my-eib.html

Enchie said...

Stay strong. I know and I will pray that you will be able to get through this. Keep healthy.

nuts said...

nakaka-sad naman but then there is always God up there na magpapalakas sa tin. mabuti at na-detect kagad ng maaga. I'll pray for your family...

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

dapat magpagaling na siya..

Ako ay isa ng muslim dahil sa kagustuhan kong maging asawa ang dalawang blogger na kilala mo. Nakapagsulat pa ako ng tula para sa kanilang dalawa at iyon ang new post ko..hope you read it..

Tetcha said...

It's really hard when someone in the family gets sick. I hope Fred recovers soon. As for the expenses, don't worry, God will provide like what he did to us in 2004 when me and my husband both underwent surgery, me for my pituitary tumor and my husband for the removal of his gallbladder.

jojigirl said...

we cannot always ran away from the inevitable, Beth. we can only wish for more strength when crises happen, like illnesses and other downturns. these are part of living and we can always look up and He is always there for us. Lately, my father had pneumonia and he was admitted for two weeks. As the eldest I took the bulk of the financial concern and it was really hard because I am struggling with finances too and a day's hospital would spell a month's pay. But God answers prayers. My prayers for Fred's speedy recovery.

Phoebe said...

hi mommy beth..kaya pala matagal-tagal n wala kang update..i always visit ur blog, and after reading this post, I feel sad coz of what you and your hubby is going through. Kung ano man yun, I know God will always be there to help you get through it.

Will include you in my prayers Mommy.

Ria said...

I hope is well now. God is good and he has His reasons. Keep the faith sis! Dito lng ako...

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