As most of you know by now, my husband passed away the last part of April , 2010. He did not die of the leukemia as he remained in remission to the end, but of a new strain of C-diff that many of you may have read about in your newspapers recently that does not respond to antibiotics.
There is much I would like to say about this but will wait.
However, last year, since his friends are scattered all over the world, I gave my husband an "internet" birthday party in a chat room that I set up for him for that occasion. He really enjoyed talking to all of his friends there. However, this year even before he was sick he talked about having a "real birthday party". When he got sick living to have that birthday party was a goal that kept him going when things were not going well.
Since he was in remission from his leukemia we had found a building to have the party, and he was already thinking about what kind of cake he wanted as well as who all he would invite (which was a quite a long list including nurses and doctors, co-workers, friends and family). Unfortunately, he died before he could have that party.
The day before his birthday on the way home from teaching lessons, I thought about using one of the cake mixes I had bought for his birthday cake, and make that cake for him anyway, but I have just been so tired lately! I had to stop in at a store on the way home, so as I did I prayed, "Lord, please let there be a cake here, so I don't have to bake one, and make it one that I will know immediately that my husband would like", and then as an after thought I added , "I wonder what my dear husband is doing now and and how he is doing?"
As I looked in the frozen section I didn't see a birthday cake, but did see an assortment cakes. One stood out. It was a chocolate cake, his s favorite!!! I picked it up and started to get it but then thought, "Now this will you make you put on more weight than you already have over this, and it won't bring him back, so just put it right back!"
However, as I was putting the cake back in the case I happened to look at the label more closely, and what I read there made me put it right back in my cart, because it seemed to be a message just for me and everyone who knew and prayed for my husband.
On the label beneath the "Dutch Oven Chiffon Cake Chocolate" were these words "Him who cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." John 6:37b
Have you ever seen a cake with a scripture on it before? I had not. All I know is that it is my miracle cake and the Lord answered two seemingly unrelated requests with that one cake. I gave thanks to the Lord for considering my needs , and now have cut out the label with the intention of keeping it and cherishing it forever.
Many of you here on SP prayed with us and supported us during those months before my husband's passing. Many of you even sent him messages and spark goodies which we both appreciated so much. I hope all of you who had come to know him and read about him will remember my husband fondly today and perhaps a smile will come to your faces when you do. He truly cared about people and all of God's creatures great and small.
In Loving Memory of my husband,
From his loving wife, Char