When my mom told me about it, my joy and excitement for my upcoming Ilocos trip was suddenly changed into sadness and gloom. I went to my room after and shed some tears.
My aunt and her family are presently staying with us at our house in Quezon City. Two weeks before, she had been confined in the hospital due to difficulty in breathing. Water was found in her lungs, and the doctors made a procedure to remove it.
Now the laboratory test results are out, hence the terrible and depressing news.
Here's the thing: neither my aunt nor any of the members of her immediate family know about it yet. My mom just learned about it from my close cousin who works at the hospital where my aunt was confined.
I started to question God. "What is Your purpose this time? Hindi sila mayaman, Lord God! Paano na sila? Of all the sickness in the world, bakit cancer pa?"
As the song implies, "so many questions but the answers are so few..." All I could do right now is pray. This is the time when strong faith is badly needed.