Fighting The External Cancer

My wife Erika relates the current situation to her personal battle.

Today was possibly my most vulnerable and emotional day and it had absolutely nothing to do with cancer or chemo. Today I said an open ended goodbye to my youngest brother, only 19 and a soldier in the IDF, moments before he turned in his cellphone and headed off to protect our beloved Israel. Why am I crying? Where is the anguish coming from? Surely I’ve shown my faith in G-d and my belief that everything is for the good. Yes. I have full faith in G-d above. Losing complete contact with my purely good and precious young brother, knowing that our enemy on the other side only wants to kill and destroy makes my heart ache with an agony that is indescribable. Relating to my current situation, I see our enemy as a cancer. A cancer that only knows to feed off of its host, starving it, and slowly sucking the life out of it until death.

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About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor 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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  • Jane Folkard

    Best wishes and safe wishes to you and your brother. Praying for Israel and the fantastic IDF. God be with you all.

  • mzk1

    May God protect him, his colleagues, and all of His people.

    (And refuah shlaima to your wife.)

  • brett

    Amen brother!

  • http://anneinpt.wordpress.com anneinpt

    I wish him and all the other IDF soldiers and reservists לחיים ולשלום. May they accomplish their mission and all return safely.

  • Jethro

    Beautiful.

    I pray for you, a beautiful brave person and your wonderfully brave and resilient country.

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