Susan Birdsong has spent the last year hanging with God, Jesus and others – while the rest of us have continued to struggle, work, sin and try to make sense of our lives here on Earth. I’m pretty sure she’s had a better year than we have!!!
But, man oh man, do we miss her!
I wish it were different, but it’s not. However, as a Christian I have the hope of Jesus Christ and the knowledge that my life today is just a journey and that the true destination can only come through death.
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. Romans 14:8
So, in her memory, I’m re-posting my “She’s More Than Cancer” because Susan Birdsong was definitely more than any disease could ever think of defining her!!! I love you, Susan!!!
She’s a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend
She’s a wife and a lover with a heart on the mend
It’s been broken, you see, by an ugly old ass
Don’t mean to offend. Don’t mean to be crass
It’s cancer, this thief, which takes young and old
Touches its claws on the meek and the bold
Comes out of the dark and cuts like a knife
Bloodies and breaks, trying to shatter her life
She struggles to escape the shock of her plight
She races to be free of this horror and fright
The battle is on. Make no mistake
There’s no way in hell, her soul, will it take
The more that she hears, the madder she gets
What do you mean? She can’t keep her breasts?
Oh goodness, you say, you think it might spread
Will she end up with cancer from toes to her head?
Cancer started this war, but will not succeed
Chains cannot bind a heart that’s been freed
She can laugh, she can tease, she can love, she can shout
She will fight all the way without any doubt
Her family deserves the best that she’s got
Refusing to fail, she’ll give all things a shot
There’s many like her who’ve gone down this road
God’s courage and strength help her carry her load
Her life is much more than a disease in her chest
She’s living today, let’s forget all the rest
God only knows where her story might end
Today she will smile, surrounded by the love of her friends.
Some Wisdom for Today: Proverbs 14:32 – The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.