For the past year my brother, who is diabetic, has been struggling with a wound on his foot that just doesn't want to heal. It would get better for awhile but, has never healed completely. He had a Dr. appointment on Tuesday and was admitted to the hospital. They did some tests and found that the infection was into the bone. So, on Friday his toe had to be removed. Thankfully the infection was confined to the big toe and the surgeon feels that this will get rid of the infection and that the heavy duty antibiotics he is taking will finally let this heal.
My sister's Mother-in-law has been battling ovarian cancer. She had been doing okay but, learned last week that the cancer has spread. She was taken off chemo and told all that could be done was to keep her comfortable. I think this news has taken away her will to fight. She is now bed ridden and not doing good at all.
I choose this picture for Shadow Shot Sunday because it shows that despite what is going on in ours lives or around us, that the suns rays still shine upon us giving us hope for a brighter tomorrow.
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.
God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain, rocky and steep,
Never a river, turbid and deep.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday 2
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