Brittany Maynard, My Dad, and Suffering.

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  1. Linda says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with your thoughts on Brittany Maynard taking her own life. Only God can decide when our time on this earth is over.
    I too watched my mother die of lung cancer that in spite of treatment spread to her bones and brain. It devasted me to watch her suffer and as her pain increased I pleaded with her physician to increase her pain medication. He went on to explain that there was a very fine line between controlling my mothers pain and giving her a lethal dose of pain medication. Never once did I see or hear my mother complain, or rage at God asking why me. Rather on a daily basis I would hear her say, Gods grace is sufficient for me. My mother was a wonderful loving person and had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and she trusted him to call her home in His timing. Iimiss her every single day but am comforted knowing that one day we will all be re-united in Gods eternal Kingdom.

  2. gloriafaber says:

    Thanks for sharing Ryan. I, too, empathize with Brittany. No one wants pain, no one wants suffering or to watch it. My mother took her own life after years of chronic pain. At the end of her life I was praying for the LORD to take her to Him. I never imagined it would happen the way it did and how can I even begin to comment on how that has negatively affected my life? Linda’s story about her mother and your story about your father are beautiful because it was in obedience to God’s Will. Anytime we go against that we create more suffering. As Christians, the best thing we can do (and do more of) is come along side those in pain, read scriptures with them, pray with them and love them into God’s arms.