“Hope” and “Faith” is something we need to hold on sometime, somehow in our life.
We have desires, dreams, and goals, so we plan ahead, work hard, then either achieve to the life we want or simply things are working out, we alternate our directions. However, we never are able to predict all the unexpected changes on the path of living.
I have created a pair of lucky pals -mini “Hope and Faith” before my surgery in June, because I need to encourage myself to cope with all the anxiety, fear of my illness, and the following surgery.
Did I know I would be sick to a point that I needed a major medical treatment? Of course not!
This was summer time, kid were off from school, weather was nice, sunshine still bright, we even had a summer vacation scheduled...
Constant pain kept bothering me in May. From my medical background, I knew there was something not right happening in my body. Becoming a patient from a healthcare worker is not a easy process mentally.
The following series of pre-operation check was very tiring, but I kept creating my luck pals at the same time! I need something can distract my mind from all the medical stuff, really!
The result shocked me! A possibility of cancer made my tears unstoppable! How could this happen?
Doctor was kindly comforting me:” It is just possible...”, I began to think of my family, my kids, did I still have enough time for them?
Story continued..., surgery performed...., tumor removed...., fears never went away.....
I have tried to be strong, staying positive, focusing on recovering on those days in hospital. Yet, It was a long journey for me.
Thankfully and gratefully, it was not cancer! It is like I have my life back, a second chance, even I have a big scar will remain with me forever. I don't mind!
Only “the” time we will know we need hope and faith to go through all the difficulties , only “the” time we can truly understand how important to keep hope and faith, and live on.
I always appreciate my life, and need to remember how much more I have now!
So, after surgery, I was inspired to create another pair of “Hope” and “ Faith”, and big ones! Just wish to help people inspired too.
Don't forget we all have hope if we keep our faith!
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.