Friday, September 28, 2007

A sad time

Tonight is sad for us. Mark's step sister Leslie passed away this afternoon. Leslie was 38 and a wife and mom to 5 kids. She died of breast cancer.
I apologize to those of you that already have this background info- but for the rest I'm going back a bit...
Leslie and her husband got sucked into a cultish religion a few years back. They didn't believe in Dr's. She found a breast lump a couple years ago and did nothing. At the end of last year she completely collapsed and they ended up taking her in an ambulance to the Dr. She would only get pain meds and at that time she only had 1 rib left- the cancer had completely eaten away the other rib. It was only at that time that the family found out about her cancer. Don (Mark's step dad) and Mark's mom tried over and over again to get her to see the truth about this cult but she would have none of it. The really sad thing is that she was brought up in a Christian home and just turned her back on the truth. We have been praying for her and her family but never saw any changes in their thinking. This past week she was pretty much out of it and was unresponsive when Don and Mom spoke to her. However when they would read the Bible to her she would start crying. It is our prayer that somehow God touched her heart at the end and she is in Heaven without pain and with a healed body. Please pray for her family. The kids are ages 5-16 and at the end she didn't recognize the youngest one and didn't want her to be around her. Please lift our whole extended family up- especially Don. After Mark's dad died we feel so blessed to have him in our lives he is such a sweet man and has already suffered the loss of his wife years ago and this is really taking a toll.
The funeral will be Tuesday- I don't know what to expect at all so please pray that God will give me the right words to say.


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11 comments:

Chad and Tammy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. You will all be in my prayers.

Terri said...

Our sympathies to Don and Carol. They've really been through a lot with this lately. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

The Birds Nest said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

Jennifer Hill said...

How terribly sad. You and Mark are in my prayers as well as his sisters family.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for you all.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for you all.

Refresh My Soul Blog said...

So sorry. LIfting up prayers for everyone.

Angela

Sandra said...

I'm SO SO sorry, I will keep you all in my prayers!

Dena said...

Cheri - I am so sorry! Loss is such a heartbreaking experience and so young - You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
BIG HUG

LeslieW. said...

They are in my prayers, that is so terribly sad. Satan sucks for pulling the wool over their eyes...I sincerely hope she saw the truth at the end.

Laura said...

The saddest and most tragic thing about it is that it didn't have to happen. Breast cancer is so survivable now. I'll be praying for all of you.