December 9, 2007

The Big Stuff

It's usually the "small stuff" that gets us down and wears us out. But the "Big Stuff"? People usually snap back after trials and tribulations. I'm constantly amazed at the resiliency of the human spirit. I know people right now who underwent or are undergoing different "big stuff" including:

#1: My friend who suffered a miscarriage. Most people take pregnancy for granted. Other people I know claim being pregnant is as easy as breathing. Not so with my friend. What happened to her made me realize the delicate nature of pregnancy and the human life. It's not something to be taken lightly.

#2: My sister's boyfriend who experienced the death of a loved one. Without warning, he found himself as the head of the family and the family breadwinner. He should be having fun, but suddenly, he's saddled with responsibility, thrust upon him at such a young age. It will make him stronger, yes, but I do hope it will not rob him of his youth.

#3: My friend who was cheated on and is now separated from her husband. I was floored by the betrayal of love and trust that happened to their long-distance relationship. Yet I admire her strength. She's not even angry at the guy. I don't know a lot of people who would react the same way.

#4: My friend's brother who was involved in a car accident (car totaled but his brother is fine). Reading about what happened got me thinking how it really seemed like a miracle. My friend was right.

#5: Us...well, mostly my father-in-law in California. His pulmonologist found a 1x1 mass in his lung. My father-in-law went for positron emission tomography (PET) scan last Friday. He's scheduled for a bronchoscopy this coming Friday. Results will be out on the 18th. The doctor is running a lot of tests, thank goodness. He has to check if the mass is just a mass, an infection or cancer cells. If it's small cell carcinoma, then my father-in-law will need to undergo chemotherapy because they spread quickly. If not, then it will be surgery. We are praying that everything will be ok.


Pie said...

hello cesz! :) i will sure include your FIL in my prayers .. nothing impossible with God! -- for strength, for hope.. :)

Paige said...

My prayers are with you all. Trust in the Lord. He always does what is best even if we don't like it. Live everyday like it’s the last, yet hope and plan for another. See things for what they are truly worth, that smile from a stranger or the person who pissed off--which one is really important enough to remember and take to heart.
Be well my friend

Lei said...

Hi Cez. I pray that things turn out ok with your father-in-law.

Hope all's well too with you, Y, and the rest of the family. Ingat lagi!

Cez said...

Thanks for the prayers and the kind words. So nice of you all. Now all we can do is wait.

Pie, thanks. True, nothing IS impossible. He has His plans for all of us. We just have to let things unfold as it should.

Nice to hear from you, Paige. Your comment coincided with something I was telling my husband today - about being aware of the blessings that come our way, what to pay attention to and what to ignore.

Lei, hope all's well with you and your loved ones too. Take care over there!