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Friday, March 22, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 596 - The Reward {FMF}

The pain you bear,
the fear you hold,
the falling tear
from an eye yet bold
will keep you true
to these dying dreams
and see you through
this vale of screams.
I know it well,
this place I roam;
you may call it hell
but I call it home.
Impaled by cancer's flaming sword
this deadly fight's its own reward.

Nothing Is Over.


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34 comments:

  1. This doesn't sound good, Andrew. Need to borrow some brave? xo

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  2. Praying always for you dear brother.

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  3. Brother, I got your back. May Jesus reveal Himself to you in an incredible way today.

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  4. (((((Andrew)))))
    Love from Texas!
    Annie

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  5. Oh Andrew, praying for you right now. I HATE Cancer and the pain it inflicts. Grace, grace and more grace to you! I was happy to see you posted but sad to see the content. Still, you somehow continue forward. You are amazing!

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    1. Karen, thank you so much...it's really not that hard to keep moving forward in hope.

      I have so much to live for!

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  6. If "this deadly fight's its own reward" ... then WOW, he is going to bless the socks right off of you with what he's prepared/preparing for you. Hang in there. All my prayers your way.

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    1. Jane, thank you for this loving afirmation, and most especially for the prayers.

      We're praying for you, too.

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  7. I'm sorry for adding to your suffering this week. Caution is the daily protocol of life, and in a 1/10000 of a second I added to your suffering. I know you say you can do this all day, and you do. However I don't need to add to the daily bearing. I'm ten thousand times sorry for impacting your already difficultly. Love ya.

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    1. Barb, sweetie, truly...don't worry. the accidental tap was far overshadowed by other developments!

      I love you too!

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  8. I pray for small and big miracles for you, Andrew. May you feel God's presence more and more!

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    1. Mari-Anna, thank you so much. There are miracles every day, the graces in my life...and He is here.

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  9. I'm glad you managed to post for FMF, Andrew. I was worried when you hadn't posted earlier. I'm sorry you're suffering so much right now though. Praying for you!

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    1. Thank you, Lesley...this means a lot. I'm glad I made it, too.

      Than you so much for the prayers!

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    1. Jan, thank you so much. The prayers are appreciated and needed.

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  11. Praying for you, dear friend and brother in Christ, that you will not "lose heart"!

    "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."~~~2 Corinthians 4:16-18

    May He give you the eyes of faith to see the unseen future of beautiful, "no more pain or suffering" eternal life with our Lord Jesus. Love to you and dear Barbara,

    Kathryn

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    1. Kathryn, this Scripture is perfect...thank you! It helps, a lot.

      Love back, from both of us.

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  12. I find it Amazing that you can write poems in such a time as this, and yet you do it beautifully. You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you!

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  13. Hold on Andrew. Hold your faith close. The fight matters. But then, the release does as well. Just hold on To Your faith and Christ will see you through.

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    1. Annette, I'm holding - very tight - to Jesus.

      Thank you so much for being here!

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    1. It was that just last night, Jennifer. Barbara was horrifed, and felt helpless.

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  15. My friend, the struggle intensifies, but the determination grows stronger. You're amazing. I've not been able to keep up with your blogs. Just finished reading several of them. I like the one on spring. I love it when spring awakens the earth, and us. We need it. Life is complicated and the soul wearied of it. Yet, in every day there is cause for rejoicing. We can find something to celebrate. Glad you're still blogging. Bless you.

    A small cheer, my book dinner ladies are reading "Blessed are the Pure of Heart." I could only locate two copies other than my own, so the ladies are sharing. (I don't think I already told you this, but if I did, blame it on stress.)

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    1. My dear Norma, I am so glad you enjoyed the post on spring. I truly enjoyed writing that one, and that it found a home in your heart means the world to me.

      And I'm just so thrilled that your guys will be reading 'Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart!" Thank you for letting me know!

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  16. I'm praying you stay strong in that fight for your life, Andrew! It breaks my heart to hear how the pain burns so fiercely, but I'm grateful you remain positive and resolute!

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    1. Beth, thank you so much for the prayers...they really help, are felt, and are needed.

      Staying strong is both hard and easy...hard because it just hurts too much, but easy because I've found a path, and that is to keep things in my life that make me smile...like Barbara, the dogs, Shrek, and Lo-Carb Monster Energy drinks.

      Thank you so much for being here!

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  17. "Nothing is over." I really am sorry to hear of the great pain that just doesn't seem to let up. You are a fighter and a bearer of truth shining your light for all of us to see. May God strengthen you with courage and His strength to carry you through. Blessings and love to you and Barb!

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    1. Gayl, thank you so much for this gracious afirmation!

      Blessings and love back, from both of us.

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