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At the Edge of Our Faith

At the Edge of Our Faith   by Carol Dee Meeks

It is the friendliest kind of cancer, the doctor

said. I dont think it will visit him again, he added

with a smile.

Basal Cell Carcinoma, a malignant epithelial tumor-a

skin cancer, was born on my husbands nose from too much New

Mexico sun. Indeed, it is the best kind of cancer to make

its home on your body if cancer has to camp on your door


But the days we spent waiting for the report led us to

the edge of our faith. Like the wolf howls at midnight on

the canyons rim, we stood and watched our future slip into

another chapter of recovery: a stroke, a colonoscopy scare,
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now this.

How the imagination can be like a run-away-train.

waiting, listening, and praying for good news-the friendly

kind of cancer, dropped us to our knees. At the edge of our

faith, we learned to really lean on our Lord and Savior. We

accepted His grace, more than we deserved, and took His hand

He held out to us. Well overcome this obstacle as weve

overcome our other health issues.

About Author Carol Dee Meeks :

I am a native New Mexican recently retired, but my writing days are young.I have three honorable mentions at Bylines Magazine for two short stories and a poem. I also was awarded a SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION for a poem from the same magazine. I feel like the honorable mention kid since I own one at Hodgepodge as well. <>Retirement allows me time to hone my craft of which I so love to do and spend time with my family.

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