“I have prayer time, is there anything you’d like me to pray for?”

Today at work, I called a customer and she told me she was having a little bit of problems remember specific details because her sister was dying of Cancer.  I took a deep breath, expressed empathy without breaking into tears myself, and continued with the call.

At the end of the call, the lady said, “I have prayer time, is there anything you’d like me to pray for?”

I took a deep breath.  Here was someone I’d only had a few minute conversation with and was in need of prayers for her own situation.  I took another deep breath and replied, “How about a cure for cancer.  I lost my husband to cancer and I understand what you’re going through.”

I managed to get off of the phone with just some crackling in my voice.  Then as I sat at my desk, the silent tears came…. the ones you develop so you can cry without others knowing…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our prayers could be answered… it won’t help John and she told me that they are anticipating that her sister only has a week or so left, but what an impact it could have on people across the world.

Miss you John… love you always…

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About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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