Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatarended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world,Doha!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Rock On, Marcus
As I sit here in Qatar on this Good Friday, I'm at a loss for words or witticisms. A dear friend, that I've never even met lost her husband to melanoma yesterday. How can she be a friend if we've never even met? I guess not so differently than many of you that read this blog feel like you know me, and you probably do because I pretty much speak my mind and who I am resonates. Well, the same is for Mindy of Melanomawife.blogspot.com. I started following Mindy's plight when Kellie, a friend of mine from Texas asked me to pray for her niece and husband. Mindy, her husband Marcus, and their two young daughters were battling to win the fight against Marcus' melanoma. Mindy was such a warrior during the fight, putting her trust and faith solely in God. Victory was her cry. I followed her story closely as if I were fighting the horrible disease myself, but at the same time thanked God that I wasn't. I'd find myself praying fiercely for their family during my evening walks. I specifically prayed for their acceptance of God's will,whatever that might entail. Easy for me, I know, again it wasn't me. It's so hard to understand what God has in store for us and why things happen as they do. I just hope that when my time for such trials and tribulations comes that I can have a fragment of the trust and faith that Mindy had during Marcus' life and even in his death. Marcus didn't lose his fight. He has been raised up in eternal life. Rock on, Marcus, rock on.
You Raise Me Up ~ Westlife
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