Going through this a second time now we recognize some commonalities with the first time. One is how much we end up comforting people when we talk to them about our situation. We recognize that for our family and friends this is hard for them too. Tara is amazing how she ministers in this way. Her calm assuring demeanor and confidence in God’s sovereignty is comforting to those who struggle with our situation (Including me).
The commonality that surprises us the most is how much people want to help… still. I guess I figured the second time around more people would think differently for some reason. It is incredibly humbling to accept the help.
The reality is that we need help. My pride says “I can do it on my own”. But we can’t. We were made to be dependent on each other (“the body” described in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27) and on God (the whole Bible).
A dear friend told me today that I need to mention that this site has been updated (thanks to her efforts) with an area where those who want to help can. I am humbled to mention it. If you want, you can sign up to bring meals or help in other ways.
Tara’s chemotherapy starts Monday morning. Please pray for strength for her body to handle it well and for it to work.
Thanks for journeying with us.
Help with meals: https://7maiers.com/how-you-can-help/meals/
Help with yard work: https://7maiers.com/how-you-can-help/taras-place-yardwork/
Help with Dog Walking: https://7maiers.com/how-you-can-help/dog-walkers/
Help with Transportation: https://7maiers.com/how-you-can-help/transportation/
Help with Cleaning: https://7maiers.com/how-you-can-help/cleaning/