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A Courageous Decision

Yesterday, my friend & colleague Dennis Sult and I visited with a woman who after battling cancer for several years has decided to stop chemotherapy and begin Hospice care.

Surrounded by family, she acknowledged that she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

I’ve been with many patients and families making that same decision over the years.

And I’m always struck by the courage involved.

Courage to say enough.

Courage to choose better days over more days.

Courage to be cared for by others in the tenderest of moments.

Courage to trust that 2 Corinthians 5:8 is actually true: “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”

Indeed.

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