Sunday, August 16, 2009

Best Put by Rob Stoneberger

Rob is a teacher at Sycamore J.H. He is battling his own demon of cancer. You can follow his journey and gain strength from his wisdom. I do.

Below is something he wrote and he said it so eloquently and it is 100% right on that I felt I had to share it with you because it goes for anything in life that you are dealing with, not just cancer. Insert your own demon into the place of cancer.

"Some days dealing with cancer is 90% mental. It works on your hopes and dreams, your fears and anxieties. Today was not that day. Today felt 100% physical. I feel like I was in a fight with an invisible enemy. I guess from the exterior that is exactly what is going on. I am fighting an enemy within myself that none can see and only I can feel its presence. Luckily, I also have an ally that is equally invisible but 100x’s as strong that never leaves my side. Unlike cancer, everyone around me can feel my ally’s presence. Needless to say it is God."

I know Liz feels like this so much of the time and as a parent, I relate to this feeling of isolation, fears, and anxieties. It goes on within and seldom is let out to rear its ugly head. But I know my ally is bigger than anything life can throw at me.

Keep lifting us up in prayer; God hears you!



Lisa M said...

Still praying and thanks for making others aware of Rob's struggle through your own. His daily entries have ministered to many through his entire process.
Hoping for a better day tomorrow for Liz.

Cindy Dodson said...

Every day is a day closer. Hang in there, Lizzy girl! Not a day goes by that we don't think about you!