Robin Luftig

Where’s the Sun for You?

DSC00090How can the sun come up when I have a brain tumor? Why do birds sing even though I’ve been dealt this horrific blow?

I asked these questions and more when I found out about my meningioma. Life wasn’t fair. I had just come to the most wonderful stage in my life. My husband and I were making plans for our future and the kids were grown with the youngest in college.

Then the bottom fell out.
I had no easy answers then and I have no easy answers now regarding how to process fears. My heart still aches when a warrior I’ve met loses their battle with brain cancer or their tumor. But my heart leaps and rejoices when I hear about MRI’s coming back clean. If I listen I can almost hear the audible “Whew” from on-line friends.

What I have learned is each new day offers a new sunrise. Let’s not let tumors rob us of the joys that are around us. We may not have tomorrow, but we have today. We may not even have a few hours from now, but we have this moment.

“God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness!  I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.” Lamentations 3:22-24 (The Message)

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