I choose a different direction though-----THROUGH. Through the terror, the fear, the what-ifs, the physical pain, the frustration of the unknown. I believe that there is more purpose in cancer than a physical ailment, than a medical procedure (or two, or three). I don't believe that it's that black and white. And if you tread slowly THROUGH all those difficult challenges that come along with cancer, there is even GREATER joy than before cancer, because you have GRATITUDE to go along with it. You're thankful for EVERYTHING. Yes, even when your kids are screaming at you because you bought the wrong brand of yogurt, heaven forbid. Even when your 1-year-old sneezes all the way down the back of your shirt on the way out of the door (True story). EVERYTHING. You realize that although there is a wonderful life in the hereafter, THIS life has been given to you as a gift. It's like God tossed you a pretty present and then sat back to see what you're going to do with it.
What ARE you going to do with it?