As she lived for six years with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, Edie was grateful for the blessings of each day: that she wasn’t in pain, that she could enjoy food, and that she had a loving husband, fabulous doctors, and caring friends. Toward the end, she often paraphrased 2 Timothy 4:7, ‘I have fought the good fight and stayed faithful.’
My friend who is healing from surgery has been grateful, too--for her husband, family and friends, the doctors and medical staff, and how it has all come together. She believes that she has been blessed through this situation, and whatever that means, I believe it, too. More gratitudes and blessings are always on the way if only we can be open to see them. The story isn’t over.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Tim. 4.7