Once upon a time, there was a young woman in the prime of her life. She went along day by day enjoying the fruits of her labour, tending to her flock, combing her long flowing hair, painting her beautifully long nails and thinking about the wonderful things life had provided for her. She hadn’t a care in the world.
Then along came a wicked wicked gremlin, he didn’t like this young woman. He didn’t like seeing her happy, playful and joyful, so he hatched a plan that would take it all away from her. He wanted her stripped bare physically, emotionally and spiritually. So one day he told one of his henchmen to invade her body. “Go forth into her body and grow into a mighty tumour” he said. “Cause her pain and suffering, inflict wounds upon her body that will scar her for life” Make her see visions of death and destroy her confidence and zest for life. Turn her dreams into nightmares and make her feel ugly, take her hair, take her breast and take her life…. and so off his henchmen went to do their work.
But what the gremlin didn’t know was that this young woman had an army. An army so mighty, so powerful that even the evilest, vilest demons stood no chance. Everywhere he and his henchmen turned they were met with knights in shining armour using light sabres to cut down the henchmen, they were beaten back by guardian angels with wings so strong and wide that nothing could pass them by. Her army was led by a mighty Sergeant Major whose battle experience spanned centuries and he hadn’t lost a battle yet. They fought and battled day in and day out, over weeks and months, morning, noon and night. The young woman was fed magical foods and secret potions by her army to make her body and blood strong. She was given words of encouragement from mighty disciples sent to counsel her and handed books of scriptures to rebuke all evil. She was blanketed in love by her corporals and was covered with healing Blessings by her troops.
Each day the gremlin and his henchmen grew weaker and weaker whilst the young woman grew stronger and stronger. The battle scars began to heal and the emotional turmoil began to fade. The spiritual balance was restored and her tears began to dry.
Today, 15 months on, the young woman looks back at the dark woods she leaves behind in which the battle took place and sees the corpses of the gremlins and henchmen scattered far and wide, turning to dust. She looks forward toward her future and can see her mighty army ahead of her leading the way. She turns to look alongside her and sees the Sargent Major who never leaves her side, he smiles and his warm glow comforts her, she thanks him everyday……….and she lives happily ever after.
Young Woman – Me
Gremlin – The Devil
Knights in Shining Armour with Light Sabres – Radiotherapy
Guardian Angels – Family and Friends in the Afterlife (led by Dad)
Magical Foods – Rannies Cooking lol 🙂
Secret Potions – Chemotherapy
Corporals – Family & Friends
Troops – Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Oncologists
Mighty Disciples – More Family & Friends
Books of Scripture – Bible
Sargent Major – God