Today our writing prompt is "Tell."
Yesterday my husband told me the news: his cousin Sandy (not her real name) is in hospice. Sandy is in her early forties and has terminal cancer. She has children, some still young, but the oldest in her early twenties.
Her children do not yet know that their mother is dying. My first thought was, "How can she not tell them?" Especially the older children should know, right?
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How will the children react? Will they be angry at God? Will they wonder what's going to happen to them? Will they be angry at God? Will they be angry at Sandy?
I don't have the answers. We are not close, geographically or relationally, to Sandy and her family. All I can do is pray ... for Sandy, for her children, for the rest of her immediate family. Pray that they are able to find peace. Pray that they don't pull away from the Lord in anger. Pray that Sandy draws close to Him and draws strength from Him. Just pray.
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