Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

February 27,2010
The past couple of weeks my heart has been heavy. More than ever I have been thinking of so many different things, Love, Family, Dying, Aging, and Heaven. I had a picture on my blog of Hope a 14 year old girl who had a brain tumor. I would go to her and her moms blog to read the updates so I can pray with more depth. For the longest time there were no updates, I feared the worse. Hope went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2010. I don't know why but I made the decision not to blog about it when I found out, but as time goes on my heart gets heavier. I cannot imagine enduring such pain,it would only be by the grace of God. We are all here for such a short~~short time. Our family, our friends our homes are all just temporary. I pray so hard everyday that my loved ones and myself will reunite in heaven.

Revelation 21:4

4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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I am a follower of Hope's Cancer Diary, too.
I, too, have been thinking a lot and have posted some, about how precious Life is.
I am so glad that we can have the assurance of Heaven!
Thank you so much for this post!
and Thank you & Charlotte, again for Spiritual Sundays!

February 27, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I too have found myself recently dwelling on all of these kinds of things too. I am not familiar with this girl, though I will pop over there next. I have been following Melanie though who lost her 13 year old son in December to brain csncer. I have cried soo much over this. I just can't imagine her pain on a loss soo huge. I don't know (nor do I want to) how on earth they would ever survive such a thing. I know it could only be through Him. I do have to remind myself. We are ALL just passing through. Everything is temporary. It goes soo against our natures. I was talking about this very thing with my hubby this morning. God places in each of us SUCH a will to live and survive here on this earth, and YET we are only here such a brief while. Thanks for sharing this. Hugs, Debbie

February 27, 2010 at 12:50 PM

I know your feeling of being with loved ones in heaven. And of course we plan on going there. We need to be more concerned about our loved ones that aren't planning on going there. As the old preacher said, "Everybody talkin' about heaven ain't goin' there." And some people are not even talking about it.

February 27, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Blessings Ginger...I too have a heart that's heavy. I just learned of HOPE afterwards from Sarah's blog but also grieve along with Melanie's loss of Andrew. Both so young. It really makes you reflect on your loved ones and the temporariness of it all but moreso PRAY (like you say) that they all come to know Jesus so we can all be reunited in heaven. Hearts that need to be open and lives that need to repent and change. So many souls that need to have faith, hope & Jesus. I love the hope in the verse you chose from Revelation! I need a break from tears and death! Thank you for your heartfelt post and visit! I hope the Son shines through your heavy thoughts and you enJOY a Spiritual Sunday!

February 27, 2010 at 1:34 PM

I can so relate to this post!
Through my blog and cancer networking sites, I have met so many people who have or are experiencing losses. I have faced the reality that Cancer may (and probably will) take the life of my husband. Help us get through this, Lord.

February 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM

I have a friend, a young mom with three little children, that died of brain cancer about a year ago. My niece had a baby on the same day this woman died. It was very difficult. We are such complex being. Thank God that he knows each of us and gets us!

February 27, 2010 at 4:35 PM

The older I get the more I realize that life is very very short. When people are young they see old age and death as so far away it doesn't hardly even appear on their "radar screen". Sadly, many people who are young never do see old age. We need to seek Him when we are young, middle aged or old. I wish everyone would think about that. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Hugs & blessings,

February 27, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Ginger, I feel as you do! So many don't know Him; nor do they want to. It is a very sad world we live in and so temporary too.
We are all touched by cancer in some way, either ourselves or loved ones. I also feel so badly for Melanie losing her son and especially around Christmastime. I didn't know about Hope. I will pray for her family. Thank you for sharing.


February 27, 2010 at 5:17 PM

This is indeed heartbreaking. My prayers go out to this sweet family.

February 27, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Such a heart touching post.

February 27, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Life is really so fragile isn't it. We are here and then we are not. One of our sons died when he was 25 and I think about him in Heaven with my mom...some day we will meet again and what a reunion that will be. It does not take away the pain of losing a loved one, especially a child, but we can grieve with hope.

February 27, 2010 at 7:49 PM


I was not aware of Hope, but I will visit the blog. So many of us have been touched in one way or another by cancer. (My husband is a cancer survivor - over sixteen years cancer free).

My heart goes out to those who are dealing with this dreadful disease. When I read stories of young people, such as Hope, I wonder why. Why a young life? Why did God choose to heal my husband? (Of course, I am eternally grateful).

I want so much to reach out and comfort those who are dealing with cancer, yet I often wonder how I can help those dealing with loss when our story had a happy ending.

Sorry this post is long, but thank you for allowing me to share my heart. I do love the scripture you shared in Revelation. It is comforting to know that one day He will wipe away all our tears.


February 27, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Aw. As a new blogger, I wasn't aware of Hope, but I could feel your pain reading your post. I'm so sorry and my condolences go to Hope's family and all of you who knew her and had been praying for her. I'm hoping you take comfort in knowing Hope is now being cradled in Jesus' loving arms.

God bless you, Ginger.


February 27, 2010 at 10:16 PM

So many are suffering from cancer. Or other heavy trials. They do help us change our perspectives in this life we live.

I had a friend whose only sibling died from a car accident. That happened many years ago but the pain is still as fresh for her and her mom. She told me one time that she was hoping that she went to heaven. Only the Lord knows...That's my daily for the Lord to open the hearts and minds of my loved ones so they, too can have a personal relationship with the Lord.

God bless sister and have a great week.

February 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Our home group has been reading and study Heaven with the book by that title by Randy Alcorn. I find myself longing for our permanent home. No more good-bye's or tears.

Thank you for sharing your heart.

February 28, 2010 at 12:49 AM

Ginger, thank God for Heaven!

February 28, 2010 at 8:05 AM

I had been following Hope's journey too..My heart goes out to her mother and family...I work in Oncology and it's hard to watch people fight and then lose their battle.
What I myself lived through and working with my patients - teaches me to walk more more for Him with more purpose.
It's hard sometimes not to be discouraged...not to feel that heaviness...I felt that with Hope....I wished she would have lived....Stay strong ok. Sarah

February 28, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Oh Ginger ... you've echoed my own thoughts and increasing feelings since my mother passed a few years ago. As a Christian I know I shouldn't be concerned or feel so vulnerable ... it's hard, sometimes.
God bless you today and every precious day to come!


February 28, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Oh Ginger ... you've echoed my own thoughts and increasing feelings since my mother passed a few years ago. As a Christian I know I shouldn't be concerned or feel so vulnerable ... it's hard, sometimes.
God bless you today and every precious day to come!


February 28, 2010 at 2:12 PM

I feel as you do also. Been thinking about eternal life since attending my girlfriend's memorial yesterday.

February 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM

A dear friend passed away suddenly of a heart attack...I know she loved the Lord and is in Heaven with Him now. So sad when our friends and loved ones pass on before us. Glad you posted this today...hopefully getting it out will help you to feel better too.

Be Blessed,

February 28, 2010 at 8:34 PM

thank you for the awesome post

February 28, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog.

Thanks for your post today about heaven. One day all who know Christ will have glorified bodies. In that day He will reveal to us the great mysteries of the faith. Until that day, may we be found faithfully working for the kingdom of Christ.


February 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM

My heart is going out to the family ~ oh my goodness my heart is heavy just thinking about their life and what they all have been through.

February 28, 2010 at 11:44 PM

I thought I left a comment here earlier, but I don't see it. It is so sad about the deaths of children of our friends. We just have to believe what the Word says about salvation of our loved ones, and keep praying for them. Blessings ~

March 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM

how poignant Ginger...
you have touched upon the fears and the joys...of this life.
praise be that the tribulations of this existence will pass from us...
i will go visit the blog.
and thank you for such a soulful post.

March 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM

For my wife and I the last three weeks were filled with visits to Pickering House (Hospice) to visit Sandi (age 45) a very good friend. We were there when she was given "Last Rites" Her funeral was this past Sunday. Cancer can be such a devestating disease.

March 1, 2010 at 8:08 AM

I didn't follow her blog , but my heart is heavy at the news of her passing . I know she is in a better place , but I also know the sorrow that the separation of death brings to those who are left behind for now. . The verses are very wonderful . I am praying for her loved ones .

March 1, 2010 at 6:13 PM


Ginger, I know your feelings all too well. I cannot begin to tell you how God has been so good to my family this past year. He has been my shoulder to lean on and has literally embraced my body to hold me up. Without God I would be a horrible mess. I am grateful for the love of our Father. His promises are REAL. Someday we will all be together with HIM.

I am so sad to hear of Hope. This is the first time I have heard of this precious child. My heart aches for them.


March 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM

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