The battle was hard.  She fought.  Two years of ups and downs.  Her family fought beside her, soaring high with every positive report and crashing to the ground with every disappointment.  It was more than anyone should have to do.

She did not recognize her own body.  Her voice and speech patterns belonged to another.  Every part of her being had changed. Except for one part.

Her Faith remained strong.  It did not waiver.  The battle raged on but so did her Faith.  There were tears and despair

But in the end, she soared on the wings of an angel.


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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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11 Responses to Struggle

  1. Chris Belchak says:

    Faith…it is the only thing that can grow stronger & endure. All other things will be left behind….but our relationship with our God…who knows our every thought, every feeling, every struggle, every fear….and every joy…grows deeper & deeper as we depend on Him. We are never alone in this life……Jesus is always as close as the mention of His Name.

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  2. gahlearner says:

    Beautiful and moving, a great take on the prompt.


  3. LB says:

    Oh my, Ruth. Quite moving


  4. JS Brand says:

    A very imaginative take on the prompt. Beautifully done.


  5. Your words remind me of family members struggling today and some who have passed on. Very nice, Ruth.


  6. ksbeth says:

    what a lovely tribute – beth


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