Today my family will say goodnight to yet another family member; another one claimed by cancer. This time, it’s not an elderly grandparent who lived to see more than eight decades; this time it’s an aunt who lived to only 54 years of age.
Her diagnosis came as a surprise. She was being treated for a severe case of internal shingles, but on the morning of November 14, 2014, she became numb from her waist down and was taken to the hospital, where she was told there was cancer in seven major areas. Her battle with cancer ended after only three weeks and four days.
Why God chose to take a wife of 34 years, mother to 10 children, grandmother to 7, and full-time missionary to the Native American Indians, we will never know. But we do know that He does all things well and we will trust His plan …even when we are tempted to ask “Why?”.