Wednesday, February 1, 2012

On Our Way Rejoicing

I am so glad you stopped by to chat.  Let me tell you, the past week has been a roller coaster ride with good news, not so good new, more good news, and then a possibility of not such good news and then today.....GREAT NEWS!  My breast biopsies all came back cancer.

I have looked back over the past week at how God has been blessing me every step of the way.  It never ceases to amaze me how much He loves and cares for each of us and how He works things out for good. 

Last Wed. I had my yearly mammogram, which I never skip due to having had uterine cancer two years ago and with my mom and sister having had breast cancer and my other sister cervical cancer.  (They all survived their cancers.)  It keeps me on my toes and, I confess, more than a bit apprehensive.  I was called back in for a second mammogram  to be magnified....and then told I would need a needle biopsy of an area that now looked mildly suspicious.  Not words we like to hear.  I remember having the same type of biopsy 4 years ago and the doctor was so nice, so I asked if I could request him to do this procedure too.  With my "special health needs" ( reactions to so many meds, chemicals, etc.) they were willing to comply.  The nurses were kind, caring and gentle.  The doctor was very very good at what he does and after nearly 2,000 procedures over the years, he knows what he is doing.  Again, it was all worked out by God.  The procedure should have taken 1 1/2 to 2 hrs and took only 1 hr 5 minutes.  We had  prayed for it to go quickly and well.  The woman who would be calling me with the results we knew from when her daughter and ours were friends in grade school.  Yet, another blessing.

I was quite anxious about all this and trying so hard not to be.  Joel shared with me his insights and when he laid hands on me and prayed for me....I felt a deep joy inside that it was all going to be okay.  My friend Linny also shared with me some "words from God" she received while praying which while she had no idea they were of any importance, let me know that God was with me.  God was still telling me to praise Him through it all.  As I began to do so, praising Him and praying for others, the fears subsided quite a bit.  Guess God knew what He was talking about!

So I had good news today~ I know that not everyone gets good news.  I have been in that place too where the word I received was "malignant".....but not today.  I had told myself that no matter what the day brought, I would keep praising God.  Praising God for my countless blssings, many prayer warriors, and God's goodness which cannot be measured. 

Today, I am giving thanks to God for walking me through this one week of unknowns.  It could be so much worse. Believe me I know that.  I think today I need to pray for those who did not get good news.  Those who are fighting for their lives, those who mourn instead of rejoice.  I will remember them as I am on my way rejoicing.

1 comment:

Gayle said...

Oh, I am so thankful. I have been praying for you and wondering how things went. You are so blessed to have so many wonderful supportive people surrounding you. And sounds like when you looked you saw how tenderly you were cared for by the Father through this time.