As I write this, my friend's cousin is in his last hours of life.
Just in his mid-50s, he was stricken with prostate cancer two years ago.
It spread to his bones.
He struggled so hard to live these past two years.
He did everything the doctors suggested.
He endured radiation and then began chemotherapy that made him horribly ill and weak.
Despite fighting mightily, he's losing the battle and the end of his life is apparently near.
Last night I went to the nursing home to see him and say my goodbyes. I brought a small bouquet of white roses in a pretty cup.
Before I left, we said a prayer and I asked God to surround him with angels and bring him peace.
The only consolation in such sad moments is that this dear person's intense physical agony will soon be over.
My heart is so sad for my friend who did a stellar job of being her cousin's caretaker and that is not an easy job.
If you have read down this far into the post, I ask you to savor each moment of life today and every day.
It truly is a gift that is given to us and we never know how much time we have left on earth.
To my friend's cousin, I say "Godspeed and bless you throughout eternity."
HOW DO YOU COMFORT A FRIEND WHO HAS FACED A GREAT LOSS?