“Why me? Why me? Why?” she sobbed.
The doctor had earlier confirmed that she had “the big C.” C for Cancer. She had breast cancer. Cancer, the dreaded disease. It strikes terror in all women, especially breast cancer.
I held my sister’s hand, not knowing what to say. Even as my tears rolled down my cheeks, could I in all honesty say, “I wish it were me and not you”? What good would it do, even if it were true? In fact, I was in dread, too. When would it be my turn? I squeezed her hand in our shared grief, hoping to convey what I had no words for.
My mind was in turmoil, my thoughts churning over and over. Our mother was at home, dying from bone cancer and lying in a drug-infused stupor.
“Meg, Renee is undergoing emergency surgery. Ovarian cancer, stage four. She may not make it.”
Dear God! God was taking away three mothers in her family, God who is Love. At all the Christian mission schools she had attended, the sermons she had listened to, the message was always God is Love. God loves us, God loves us so much He sent His only begotten Son to die for our sins.
How could He be Love? If He loves us how could he take away three mothers in her family, letting them suffer so horribly?
She had to take on God! Consumed with fear and hatred for God, desperate to help Renee who had a young family dependent on her, find out how Meg, deeply entrenched in strict cultural traditions, stands up to God whom she had rejected in favor of ancestral worship. Follow her on her journey.
Targeted Age Group: 18 and above
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Peggy is a happy grandmother of four, two who are doing A-levels in college, a precocious 3 year old and a newborn whom she has not met yet. She enjoys an early morning round of golf, gardening and creative writing. Reading is what she likes to do best when not bogged down with the mundane routines of life.
She has published English Grammar books and also a series of “Yes I Can Read” stories retold in simple language for children.
She shares the places she has visited and her thoughts in her blogs.
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