MUMMY…PART 2…

“THE DAY WHICH WE FEAR AS OUR LAST IS BUT THE BIRTHDAY OF ETERNITY”

IT IS WITH A MIXED BAG OF EMOTIONS THAT I WRITE A FOLLOW UP OF “MUMMY”.IN MY PREVIOUS POST I SPOKE ABOUT A PHENOMENAL WOMAN,CALLED “MUMMY” WHO BATTLED CANCER FOR A FEW YEARS AND CONQUERED IT BY GIVING GOD THE BATON.SHE ALLOWED GOD TO TAKE HER HOME.A HOME WHERE THERE’S NO MORE PAIN,A HOME WHERE SHE COULD WALK AGAIN.

THE DAYS LEADING UP TO MUMMY’S PASSING WERE STRANGE TO ME,IT IS ONLY NOW THAT MUMMY IS GONE,THAT I CAN SEE HOW GOD WAS PREPARING MUMMY FOR A BIRTHDAY OF ETERNITY.

I SALUTE MUMMY,MARIA BERTHA SWARTS,A WOMAN CLOTHED IN STRENGTH AND SO MUCH DIGNITY,WHO LAUGHED WITHOUT FEAR,A WOMAN OF GREAT HUMBLENESS, A WOMAN WHO DESERVED PRAISE.

MUMMY,YOU’RE GONE BUT MOST CERTAINLY NOT FORGOTTEN.THE MEMORIES WE CREATED WILL FOREVER BE TREASURED.REST IN ETERNAL PEACE,TILL WE MEET AGAIN…

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

MUMMY

ALLOW ME TO TAKE A FEW DEEP BREATHES BEFORE,FOR THIS IS BY FAR THE TOUGHEST POSTS I`VE HAD TO WRITE.HOW EXACTLY DOES ONE PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CANCER???DO YOU LIKE MANY OTHERS THINK OF IT AS A DEATH SENTENCE OR DO YOU SEE IT AS A TEST TO A GREAT TESTIMONY???SITTING IN LINAC 3 IN THE RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND IM SURROUNDED BY MEN AND WOMEN FROM ALL AGES,VARIOUS WALKS OF LIFE AND INFECTED BY CANCER.

RIGHT BEFORE ME I SEE A BOY,I FIGURE HIM TO BE AROUND 10.HIS LIFE HAS BARELY KICKED OFF,YET HERE HE SITS WITH A HUGE SMILE ON HIS FACE,WITH SUCH GREAT HOPE.

TOWARDS MY RIGHT,SITS A BUSINESS WOMAN,SHE SEEMS TO BE DOING QUITE WELL FOR HERSELF BUT HER HAVING TO COME HERE HAS RESULTED IN A `NO BONUS` DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON.

BEHIND ME,THERE`S A GROUP OF LADIES THAT HAVE BECOME MORE LIKE SISTERS DURING THEIR WEEKS OF RADIATION.THEY THROUGH ONE ANOTHER`S SUPPORT HAVE TRANSFORMED INTO PILLARS OF STRENGTH.

HERE TO MY LEFT,SITS MY NO.1 FAN,A WOMAN DEAR TO MY HEART,MY AMAZING GRANDMOTHER :-).THE PAST FEW MONTHS HAS BEEN TOUGH,MUMMY,AS I CALL HER,WAS DIAGNOSED WITH WOMB CANCER IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR.AT FIRST IT WAS PRETTY ROUGH,DUE TO THE RADIATION AND THE EFFECTS OF IT.I THINK I TOOK IT MORE HARDER THAN SHE DID BECAUSE SHE NEVER EVER COMPLAINS.SHE VENTURES ON AND ON INTO THE UNKNOWN KNOWING THAT IT LEADS TO HER DESTINY.

THE MONTHS FOLLOWING MARCH,WERE A MIRACLE.DAYS BEFORE ONE OF HER OP`S,I REMEMBER A CONVERSATION WE HAD.SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE KNOWS THAT GOD WILL HEAL HER AND THAT THIS WAS MERELY A GREAT TESTIMONY THAT GOD WAS PREPARING HER FOR.I NEVER IN MY EXISTENCE,MET A WOMAN WHO HAS SUCH GREAT FAITH.

MONTHS PASSED,WHICH LEAD TO US DISCOVERING THAT THE CANCER PROGRESSED TO SOME PARTS OF HER BODY AND RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF HER ABILITY TO WALK BUT HERE SHE LIES AND STILL MOTIVATES ME.SHE IS SUCH A STRONG WOMAN,WHO THROUGH HER PAIN STILL MAGNIFIES GOD.

I AM TRUSTING GOD TO HEAL HER COMPLETELY,THIS YEAR. FOR ITS HER YEAR,HER YEAR OF GREATNESS.IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN INFECTED OR AFFECTED BY CANCER,I SALUTE YOU BECAUSE IT CAN`T BE EASY.I HOPE THAT MUMMY`S STORY INSPIRES YOU.KNOW THAT GOD GIVES HIS HARDEST BATTLES TO HIS TOUGHEST SOLDIERS.BEST WISHES FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS…