I suppose it is a little of each of those things. However, though there may be those aspects in our lives, those things cannot be what defines us.
Who we are has not changed. Yes, our circumstances affect us in various ways; but they do not change the essence of us.
Some of the unchanging facts are these:
- We have a loving God - a Heavenly Father - who created each of us for a purpose.
- We belong to Him.
- He will never leave us or forsake us.
- If we let Him, He will guide us on this new journey.
We came to the end of that path called Cancer.
Now, we walk a new path; but we walk it in the same way that we walked the old path - one step at a time, living each day as God gives it to us -- and living it as best as we are able to do so.
I have no idea what this journey will look like. I don't know what the future holds -- I never did; but God holds our future in His hands, and I know we are safe.