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I'm very sorry to postpone the next page yet again. But we've lost another member of the family; this time my sister-in-law, who finally ended her battle with cancer. She was the one I briefly mentioned was sick a few months back. Her suffering is over now. But while she may have finished her mortal journey, I've no doubt she will continue to fight on the Lord's side!
I've depicted her as an hourglass dolphin (yes, that's a real species!) but nicknamed her "Tiger Shark" because it seemed like a good name for a black-belt in taekwondo with her feisty personality; and I mean that in the best possible way!
While she may have been a fighter, she was also a lover: a lover of friends, family, and of God. She drew strength from God and also shared that strength with others, even through her final days with us.
Thank you all for being so understanding during what has been a rather difficult year for me and my family. Please enjoy this tribute I drew of her. If you're religiously inclined, you may also like this drawing I made for her on my other site, depicting one of her favorite scriptures from the Bible. I'm taking a break the rest of this week for the funeral and for healing. But I'll be back next Tuesday with the next page in the chapter.
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texan1972, October 31st, 2017, 7:08 am
as a man of faith, and the son of a mother that had cancer, who is in heaven too. I can know how you feel.
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inejwstine, October 31st, 2017, 7:17 am
@texan1972: *hugs* Thank you. I appreciate your sympathy. It's been a tough journey.
Mardozer (Guest), October 31st, 2017, 9:00 am
While I can't say I have lost someone I knew well to cancer, I do know what's it like to lose someone. The hardest part is letting them go, but knowing they are in a better place softens the blow, I wish your family good tidings and happiness to come
inejwstine, October 31st, 2017, 10:37 am
@Mardozer: Thanks for the kind words. It really does help. ️
martyrex, October 31st, 2017, 1:12 pm
may she rest in heaven
Kiba122, October 31st, 2017, 2:12 pm
I know how you feel losing people to cancer I had a cousin that was more like a brother to me who had cancer all of his life since he was born but he passed away in his sleep years ago and it wasn't easy for me so I know how much it hurts but thankfully they are in heaven
Triforce Fandom (Guest), November 1st, 2017, 3:35 pm
Hug-ageddon i.e. hugs 4 everyone
Fighter (Guest), November 4th, 2017, 9:39 pm
I've not lost anyone close to me to cancer. But I sure have had close calls with my Mom. She is one of the greatest fighters I know personally. She has fought through throat cancer, all sorts of arthritis, a chronic lack of sleep, illness after illness, and more. God has been incredibly good to me in allowing her to live an extended life. I would not be where I am now without her. Thanks for sharing!
Casanova (Guest), November 5th, 2017, 12:12 am
I didn't lose anyone to cancer, but I did to Alzheimer's.
At least the vaklyries took her to Valhalla so she can fight for Odin at Ragnarok... and not the Marvel kind.
PossumFlavored, November 6th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Well, take all the time you need. Im glad that you seem to have be dealing with it pretty well, remembering that its more of a graduation day than anything to morn over.
Im not sure how... appropriate it is, but a song by 'Newsboys' called 'Breakfast' may be enjoyable. Its a rather fun bunch of breakfast puns on dying and going to heaven.
Also, followed that link to the other site to see your art over there. Rather enjoyed it. Thanks.
EDIT: I think paving the road is my favorite.
inejwstine, November 6th, 2017, 8:06 pm
@PossumFlavored: Glad you enjoyed my little doodles. ^_^ And I listened to the song. It was weird at first, but it got a chuckle out of me. XD
bscruffy (Guest), November 21st, 2017, 11:26 am
Sympathy for you and your sis-n-laws family; joy too, since seeing a loved one die after cancer is like watching them cross a finish line after a long race. Just lost my Dad to cancer...; he was awesome and I'm so looking forward to seeing him again.
inejwstine, November 21st, 2017, 11:33 am
@bscruffy: Thank you. Sorry to hear about your dad, but I get what you mean. Cancer is a terrible disease, and yet it also has a way of bringing people together. Kinda weird to think about, but I'm grateful for the happy moments we've had, be even in the midst of sadness.