As a parent, there is nothing harder than watching our children learn heart-breaking lessons in life. For more than three years, my daughter and I have been praying fervently for a miracle. We have prayed novenas, said rosaries, and offered intentions every chance we got all for the same thing.
I heard once that God never says "no" to our prayers. He always answers, either “Yes” or “I have something better in mind.” Today we must choose to believe that, though it is hard to see how good can come from such sadness and loss.
You see, we found out the other day that God had a different plan than ours. The miracle we were praying for did not come. Today our hearts are heavy. Today we are filled with sorrow. We are still praying, still choosing to believe, but our prayers have changed now. Instead of praying for a miracle cure, we are praying for peace, acceptance, strength, and comfort.
I humbly ask for your prayers also, prayers for beloved family friends who are suffering from the overwhelming sorrow and shock of their loss, for our own sadness, and for all who are fighting cancer.