April 18th is Jonathan's birthday. He is 36. As happy as I am to celebrate his birthday this year, I'm having a hard time not thinking back to his 35th birthday. Last year, we packed up and headed to see Thomas the Train in Grapevine for Jonathan's birthday. That is how we spent the day. We didn't have a care in the world except where we were going to eat lunch. We walked the park, we rode a train, Henry kicked a duck...
We will never have another carefree day without cancer or the thought of cancer.
As much as I mourn those carefree days or last year's birthday, I wouldn't trade the experience of Jesus, and the growth of faith that we have learned this past year. We have much to be thankful for and much to celebrate.
I'm thankful that I get to celebrate another birthday with Jonathan. I've loved him since he was 22.
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it.