Personal Essay: My Mother's Fight Against Cancer

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On December 1 2015 at 4:38 AM my mother lost her brave fight against Cancer. I was initially going to talk to a pastor who lives next door to me. After my mother’s passing I decided to talk to my sister about her faith. We grew up in the same house, but our religious beliefs are very different, she is a believer and has faith and belief in God. I decided to talk to my sister about her beliefs and why she thinks we are so different in our beliefs. I already miss my mother and can’t believe she is no longer with us. My mother and sister were best friends, they look alike and really do think alike. The first question I asked my sister is why did God take mom from us? She looked at me with her eyes filled with water and said God was ready for her, He needed her. That was her simple answer. I …show more content…
I then told her how she could have such blind faith. I am a person that has to have evidence of some sort of afterlife, not just a book written thousands of years ago by man. My sister responded by saying that the beauty of faith and belief is just that, faith and belief. God wouldn’t make it easy, He gave you free will, the ability to think and make your own decisions. He showed you his sacrifice by losing his son, God is just asking for faith, and with that faith comes an everlasting life, even after death. My mother was in a lot of pain before she passed on because of the Cancer, I asked my sister why God allowed her to be in so much pain. She gave the response I expected, she said God knows what she can handle, and this experience will only make her stronger and her faith stronger. I admire my younger sister for her faith and belief, I wish I had her conviction. On Saturday before my mom passed on my sisters Pastor came over and talked to us, talked to my mom, and gave my mom a blessing. My mother was unable to talk but as he read passages to my mother, I could see my mom was

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