V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #50: Acceptance

“The doctor was adamant that it’s cancer, and I’ve researched it. If it is, it’s not good.”

Weeks of repressed fear gush forward, and I find myself crying, mid restaurant, my husband seated across from me.

“We just don’t know yet.” he responds softly, taking my hand. “We’ll deal it with one step at a time.”

Of course he’s right. Lack of sleep is making me irrational. The site burns with itch, but the skin tears if I touch it, leaving me with razor-like pain. The specialist warned against treating the area till we had more information. I am a raving lunatic.

Back at home, I have a little chat with God:

“Whatever the outcome, whatever your plan, please give me the opportunity to serve in some manner. I want my time here to count.”

We leave it there. I have calmed down. Acceptance settles in next to faith.


In the dance of life, acceptance has been a frequent partner, asking me to follow. This week, examine the role that acceptance plays in your life. So looking forward to your responses.

Leave a link to your post in the comments below, and I’ll be checking back regularly.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

25 thoughts on “V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #50: Acceptance

  1. Sleep deprivation is horrendously crazy-making. I find it can distort everything. Razor pain is impossible to ignore. I hope you find out the test results soon. Not even knowing what there is to accept or not accept is another layer to get through. So hard.

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