Perfectly Comfortable

by GettingFreedom on May 11, 2012

Life is so unpredictable.  It seems as if every time you begin to get comfortable, something smacks you in the face and jolts you back to reality.

Whether it be an unexpected financial strain.

Or the health of someone dear to you.

As soon as you get comfortable, thinking your life is invisible from the ills of this life–you will be caught off guard.

Facing the imperfect world head on.

Because this life is just that.  Imperfect.

Friends, we’re faced with another trial.  Six months of living in our new normal without trials left us comfortable.

Thinking we were invisible.  We’re not.

We received a phone call yesterday that rocked our lives.  My husband’s brother has a brain tumor and is in ICU in a hospital half way across the country.  Facing surgery early next week, miles away from the ones that love him.

It’s oh so tough.  Memories of my mom’s situation keep playing over in my mind.

But, this life is short.  We won’t face these trials forever.

We’ll soon know what it feels like to be comfortable.  In a perfect place.

For now–we pray.  On our knees.  In front of Him.  Laying all of our imperfections at His feet.

Until we’re Perfectly Comfortable with the Perfect One.


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Miriam May 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Oh Phoebe. My heart breaks as I read this and remember the cancer valley you were just through, and now you’re given the burden to walk through it again. I am so thankful for the knowledge and indescribable peace that we can have, though, knowing that one day all will be perfect. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.


jd May 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

If you feel comfortable telling his name please do so, otherwise I will be praying for his health to be restored. I do so understand.


Micha May 12, 2012 at 4:52 am

Phoebe please know that you and your family will be in my prayers.


GettingFreedom May 12, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thanks, Micha!


GettingFreedom May 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

Thank you so much, Miriam! Right now we do not know if his brain tumor is cancerous or not. He had a full body scan, and there were no other spots anywhere else on his body. Praise God! So it could just be a benign tumor.


Kimberly @ Raising Olives May 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Praying for you and your family Phoebe!


GettingFreedom May 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thank you, @Kimberly! They were able to remove all of the tumor and do not believe it is cancerous at this point! It is truly a blessing–and a miracle! He should be able to go home today! :)


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