What is your life? You are a mist
that appears for a little while and
Then vanishes. —James 4:14 NIV
Although her daughter told me she would call, I really was not prepared for the conversation when the telephone rang. The dialogue was pleasant, though there was very little small talk. You see, the woman, whom I had never met, was inviting me to become part of her life in a very personal way. She had inoperable cancer, and had been given six months to live. She wanted me to help her set her house in order and make plans for her funeral.
She was a brave soul and a true light. It was a blessing to get to know her. She left me many fond memories. In fact, I’m still amazed at how she embraced the horrible news of her impending death as an opportunity that few people have…
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