The latest post from the talented writer in my family.
Many people have approached me in these past few weeks with very personal stories of their own pain, illness, or suffering. When you hear that a young woman is diagnosed with stage 3 cancer it’s very shocking. I’ve been very open and shared my story and in doing this, I’ve opened a door and put down a welcome mat for many people. I feel like I’ve been given a gift. Cancer can make you feel alone or betrayed. One might think, how could my body betray me like this or worse… how could G-d?! Up close, in my Life Photograph, my Big Picture, this Cancer diagnosis crisis could have been and still might be many things. For now, I’ve really zoomed out. I see the cancer as a tall mountain along my path that has to be climbed, as a painful and trying challenge. In my Big Picture I see the peak too and along the way there are also beautiful things, like people I love who care about me, my family, my children, my friends, and community. The jagged cliffs on my mountain are also covered in beauty; flowers, G-ds creations and G-d’s miracles. Having this Big Picture in front of me also allows me to see a future, hope, a cure
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About the AuthorAn Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks
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