Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Difficult Step

Dearest friends, please pray for my family tonight. My mom got back her PET scan results from yesterday, and the news is not good. I'll let Dad and Mom share the details on their blog, but the basic gist is that her very aggressive brand of cancer is showing quick progression once again, with three new large lesions on her liver. We know that each time we get a report on her health, whether good or bad, it does not change the number of days God has ordained for her. Still, this is tough news. Dad and Mom will meet with their oncologist on Tuesday to get details, discuss options, and make a plan. Please pray for peace and wisdom as they take this next step, and of course please continue to pray for her healing if it is God's will. I wholeheartedly believe that this could be simply another opportunity for God to show His awesome power and glory in her life, as we have seen Him do so many times over the past two years!

Many of you know about the adventure I am about to embark on. I know the timing of all of this is in no way a surprise to God, so I am choosing to focus on the things I DO know in the midst of many unknowns: I know that my upcoming plans are something that God wants me to do and has provided for me to do, and I know that God is taking the very best care of my mom and doesn't need my help to do so. God has given me enough grace to keep my eyes focussed on the exciting task I have set before me for the next couple weeks. As I have learned from my parents, I'm going to do my best to just take things one day at a time and trust God with all the tomorrows.

Thank you for your prayers for me and all of my family!


christine said...

I think you are so wise, my friend. You are absolutely right, the days that God has ordained for your mom have not changed, God is not surprised, and He has still placed this high calling on your time. I'll be praying for you as you go, praying for Lucas and the kids as they stay, and praying for your parents as they walk through this once again. Much love!

Jonathan said...

We are praying for all of you. I know the timing of everything is so challenging. God has you where you are for some reason. I know Laura will give you an extra hug for me, and we really are praying for all of you. Jonathan is, too!


Anonymous said...

We have been praying & praying for your dear mother, & we will bring this new situation before His throne. And, for your soon departure as well....God will keep you & your mother in His wonderful care because He loves you both so much!

John and Janel Breitenstein said...

I was praying for you tonight before I even read your I'm praying for His protection of your heart and your mind, and His comfort while you're away. Trusting with you that He loves all of you deeply. Put on the full armor; this trip is a GREAT avenue for His compassion. Love you.

Allison Bellomy said...

Praying you have made it to India safely and for all the things that will be going on there and here during the next 2 weeks. God's timing is so perfect and He will be glorified in everything. Better is ONE day in HIS courts than THOUSANDS elsewhere! praying for all your ONE days during this journey.