This last week has been a difficult week. Not only did I learn my friend died, but I also found out our family friend has chosen to quit taking her medicine and dialysis. She is only 22 years old and has had kidney problems her entire life. Her father gave her one of his kidneys when she was a small child. They lived next door to us. My parents are her godparents in fact.
One year ago, she decided she was tired of her life, being unhealthy, having constant medicine and dialysis. She didn’t want to do it anymore. Her family and friends had an intervention and convinced her to keep it up. Last week, she decided again, for sure, that she was not going to go on.
Her mother, a devout Catholic Christian woman has come to terms with the decision. But it is so difficult. Everyone is now saying their goodbyes and just enjoying their last days with her. The doctors have told them with out the medicine and dialysis she only as 2 weeks to live. She will simply go into a coma and not wake up.
I keep thinking, “What would I do if I knew I only had a couple weeks left to live?” I am sure that I would spend time in prayer and in the Bible, and I would want to see all my friends and family.
This week, as you are in prayer I just ask that you pray for her and her family. Twenty two is such a young age. I can’t imagine losing my own daughter. But I am also thankful that this earth is not our final home.