High Tea at Cheryl’s

How are you? My life has become a bit too full to really recount, but I will tell you about this afternoon. My dear, dear friend Cheryl, who has so valiantly fought breast cancer, has recently been given a diagnosis that she only has 2-6 months left to live on this earth due to brain and lung metastases. As you can imagine, this is very devastating news for all of us who are close to her. She has balance problems and can no longer stand without assistance, and so a team of family and friends are helping care for her. I watch her three mornings a week, and I count it as a privilege…one of the many opportunities for ministry that I could not enjoy if I were working somewhere full time. At any rate, Cheryl’s mother-in-law hosted a fabulous “high tea” this afternoon for Cheryl and a group of us to celebrate life together. Although we all are grieving the upcoming loss of Cheryl’s fellowship, we are greatly consoled to know that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8). What a precious Savior and Shepherd we have in Jesus Christ, our Lord!