I don't do this often, but I wanted to share this poem that a sweet reader posted last night in my comments. It really struck home with me. I have no clue who wrote it and I do not take any credit for it. It is wonderfully written and I could never put pen to paper in such an eloquent manner. Kudos to the writter.
The Chosen Ones
Not just any child could walk this uphill road.
These children walk it everyday, carrying a heavy load.
They show us heights of courage that we may never reach.
They show us what it is to fight a fight you cannot teach.
We stand beside them knowing there is no guarantee.
Except the One we started with to love them endlessly.
They are the special chosen ones, God knew it from the start.
He picked each child for cancer by measuring their heart.
The ones that measured biggest would someday face a test.
The challenge is to understand - God loves them more, not less.
He's using them to move our hearts closer to His own.
Teaching us to trust His plan and fear not the unknown.
For God can move a mountain and part the raging sea.
He wants our struggles offered up and given forth to Thee.
He smiles upon the chosen ones, before they're ever born
and blesses them with courage to walk through any storm.
His love for them surpasses ours and cannot be denied,
for in the dark of suffering His light will not subside.
No matter what the outcome, there is the greatest peace,
in knowing deep inside their hearts, His love will never cease.