February 2, 2010

I Shall Call You Tim

Do you know what I do when I hear bad news? No? Well, I'll tell you.

First, I like to pretend that I didn't hear what I just heard. Outwardly, at least. Inwardly, I ponder. Sure. I pray about it right away. Nail that sucker with prayer!

After I absorb the news ... I like to mock it. Really. Doesn't bad news deserve a good mocking?

I am certain that a good mocking of evil boosts morale. You should try it some it some time.

You see, last week my parents told me that the mole which had been removed from my dad's back was malignant melanoma, a skin cancer. He has to go back tomorrow to have more cut out around the original spot.

Cancer acts all big and bad but suppose I refuse to fear "cancer"? Cancer, your name brings dread to people. I shall no longer call you "cancer". I shall call you.... Tim.

Tim? Yes. Tim.

I feel completely capable of both taking a situation seriously and laughing at the same time.

Besides. It's not really the mocking that gives me hope or strength. That's just fun. Jesus is the one who heals and gives peace, strength and courage. I also know that Jesus' name is above every name whether a person or a thing, cancer or Tim.

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I
have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
~Jesus (John 10:10)

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones." Proverbs 17:22


Jessica and Jason said...

First of all, I'm totally thinking about and praying for your Dad and your family. That being said, mock away! It's much better to be able to laugh at something instead of cowering from it. Great post.

Bethany said...

My dad beat Tim up last year. Oddly enough, my mother beat him up ten years ago (and with more ease then my dad did)

I hope that Tim is exhausted from the whooping he's already received and your dad takes him out with one punch.

Tim's such a loser.

All that aside, I'm praying for you and your dad.

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

Oh that totally stinks. I am so sorry to hear that your dad is having more cut out...but your sense of humor is God's gift to keep your mind from flipping out, I am sure of it! Living in fear does nothing good for anyone!

I will keep your dad in my prayers.


Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I hear Tim is a jerk. But you didn't hear that from me. I don't speak ill of the evil. Oh wait, yes I do.

I hope things go very well for you and your family. Sending good wishes your way!

- Margaret

(visiting from SITS)

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TheShoppingGirl said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I'm sorry to hear the news, but on the positive side, your dad is taking charge. I will say a prayer for your dad. Have faith it will all be okay. Keep your refreshing outlook so Tim can't take charge of your life.

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Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

I hope your dad beats Tim to a pulp! I'm sorry that you and your family have to deal with someone like him. I'll keep you in my prayers!