Saturday, June 26, 2010

Circle of Friends

I graduated from a class of hundreds.     It was huge.     Despite that fact, many of us were very close and felt like a group of family friends.      A group of us have stayed in very close contact since we graduated almost 25 years (gulp) ago.      We have shared happiness, sadness, loss, birth, marriage, laughter, and always, encouragement.      It is amazing to have this group of friends in my life since we rarely if ever see each other.

Earlier this year we were all crushed when Jewel (our nickname for her) was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.    We have prayed and tried everything we have known how to do to stand by Jewel during chemotherapy and then radiation.  Our sweet high school friend  started her last round of chemotherapy  this past week and we were all so excited. 

On this wave of excitement, I received news which crushed my heart.    One of Big Guy's friends had gotten sick while on vacation with his family and they had brought him home.    They drove straight to University Medical Center.        The results were not what they expected.    He is now in Blair E. Batson facing treatments and a long haul ahead of him.         

Yet again another circle of friends have been affected.      This sweet family goes to church with us.    His parents are precious.       No parents should have to hear the news they are having to deal with right now.

I would like to ask you to pray for Big Guy's friend.      God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.      I believe what Luke 1:37 says, "For with God nothing will be impossible."   


HEATHER said...

On it!

K Storm said...

I've known that kid since before he was is hard to imagine how to handle that type of news when your child has been so healthy for most of his life. We are certainly praying for them.