Routine is a typical and daily thing for most of us I would think. Alarm goes off, yoga stretches, breakfast, get ready for work, out the door, work, crossfit, head home, dinner, time with the hubby and bed. Pretty much my typical routine Monday through Friday. Weekends are filled, with fun actives, family time, date nights and house chores. For myself I go in and out of these days and my typical routine and don't put to much thought into the fact at how blessed I am to have that normal, sometimes boring routine.
This weekend was filled with all the good happy feels, date night with Ryan on Friday night. Saturday we celebrated our very adorable nephew Jack's first birthday. First season for deer hunting in Minnesota opened up on Saturday so Ryan has been out hunting and I took in a concert Saturday night with my cousin. While waiting for the concert to start I went on Facebook to kill sometime and see what everyone else was up to. I came across a status from a friend of Ryan's that read, "In the hospital instead of in the deer stand today, when is this shit going to end?" Tears came to my eyes and my heart felt heavy. Here I was enjoying myself at a concert and Ryan out in the woods hunting and our friend sits in a hospital bed battling cancer. I texted Ryan and we talked about how our problems are so petty compared to what he is going through right now.
Adam is 34 years old and was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer on December 3, 2015. He has a beautiful wife and two small boys and him and his family our in desperate need of prayers. His wife's latests Caring Bridge post brought me to tears and they are struggling. Ryan's accident in know way compares to the battle that they are going through with cancer, but those dark scary moments, those times when you want to give up hope but know you can't, those times when you are constantly praying and just waiting for God to answer your prayers, Ive been there. I only had to be strong for Ryan while Julianna is having to be strong for her husband and two small boys, her strength amazes me. Her faith in God amazes me. This ugly storm they are going through right now is their reality and it hands down sucks. When Ryan was in the hospital I remember just literally drifting through life, reality at that time was life at Mayo Clinic. But I also remember when I would hit those moments of feeling helpless and losing hope, that God would step in. I could feel people's prayers wrapped around me, either by a phone call, email or card in the mail at just the perfect time to lift my spirits.
So if you could take a minute from your day please say a prayer for Adam, Julianna and their boys. Their reality is weighing very heavy on them and they are in such desperate need of prayers. I only hope that all of the prayers sent their way will make them feel wrapped in God's love for them. Since we are in the month of November and the holidays will be upon us shortly, take a minute to be thankful for this life God gave you and cherish all the moments you can.