My son and I went to Liberty University on Friday to tour the campus. It was AMAZING!! Instead of feeling the fear I always feel when thinking of my son leaving for college, I was so excited for him. I could see his demeanor changing little by little throughout the day. You have to understand my son. He is very calm and does not show emotion much. Whether he is attending a funeral, a wedding, or something in between, if you did not know him, you could not read how he is feeling emotionally. He remains the same. So many people have told me over the years what a wonderful husband and father he will be because of his strength and resilience during hard times. He will be a stabling force for his family. Remaining calm during all stages of life but being supportive is a rare quality. He has been my support system ore than once! During the tour, you could see the light in his eyes brightening, and at the very end it was so obvious. My son's map to his soul is in his eyes. He talked about it all the way home, and we chatted about choices he would make, which dorm he thought he wanted, and so on. It was a great day.
We then had lunch with a very special lady who was once a very big part of my life. Reconnecting as we did was wonderful. I hope to see more of her in the future.
Travelling home I got a bit of disturbing news. As I have shared, my sister ... my baby sister ... has breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy a little over a week ago. Her pathology report came back and it showed cancer in two of the three samples they sent off to be tested after surgery. As throughout this whole ordeal, the initial 'hearing' of it was emotional and scary, but then I relied on my faith in God to take over. It is then that the peace is restored. She had a bit of a meltdown the other day, but I think it was more from pain medication withdrawals than anything. But, hey, she is so deserving of it. She has been a rock throughout all of this. Her faith has carried her up to this point, and now it will carry her further. We do not know what the future holds or what she may still have to endure, but we do know who holds the future. Knowing that is all we need to get through this or anything in life. Please continue to hold her up in prayer and speak affirmative words over her.
So??? How has your weekend been?