Friday, May 13, 2016

Update May 13,2016

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support during a very busy and hard week. I felt your prayers and so much of the time I had a deep peace and joy in my heart. We received really good news today. The tumors in my left breast are all but gone with just a tiny bit of activity showing up on the scan. The difference between my last PET scan is remarkable and we are so thankful for this good news. The cancer in my lymph node remains the same with a little bit of activity showing up on a near by lymph node. I was hoping for a completely clear scan but we are moving in the right direction and my doctor is very pleased with my overall progress. Please continue to keep us all in your prayers as we continue to take this journey one step at a time.

Here are some specific ways you can be praying for us as we move forward.

~ Pray that my body continues to respond to my treatment and that my lymphatic system would be clear and working properly.

~ It feels like I'm in this for the long haul and sometimes that can get super overwhelming when you start looking far into the future. Please pray for endurance to make the right choices mentally, emotionally and physically.

~Pray for Scott. He is running along side of me and so often is doing the unseen everyday things that really help make my life better. This can be draining on him ...pray that he would continue to have strength and wisdom to be my partner through this.

~ The school year is coming to a close with summer on its heels please pray that we finish well and have a safe summer. We will be doing some traveling in a few weeks and would appreciate prayers for our time with extended family.

I want to share this Psalm in closing because it has been really meaningful to me lately... all of it. When you go through such hard times you have hard and raw emotions. I love that David doesn't gloss over things here. I'm so thankful that I've been given some good news today but its still hard for me. I feel the wide spread of different emotions but like David I want to come back to the amazing truth that God has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13The Message (MSG)

A David Psalm

13 1-2 Long enough, God
    you’ve ignored me long enough.
I’ve looked at the back of your head
    long enough. Long enough
I’ve carried this ton of trouble,
    lived with a stomach full of pain.
Long enough my arrogant enemies
    have looked down their noses at me.
3-4 Take a good look at me, God, my God;
    I want to look life in the eye,
So no enemy can get the best of me
    or laugh when I fall on my face.
5-6 I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms—
    I’m celebrating your rescue.
I’m singing at the top of my lungs,
    I’m so full of answered prayers.

1 comment:

  1. Praising the Lord for your wonderful news! Continuing to pray that He keeps His healing hand upon you. I'm so incredibly thankful that you have a wonderful husband who is walking with you through all of this, supporting you and doing what needs to be done when you can't. What an immensely wonderful blessing! Never take that for granted.

    Continuing to keep you and your family in prayer! Thank you for sharing that Psalm. Do you mind if I share something? These are some of my favorite songs. When my trials seem too great, when I feel like I just want to despair, I listen to these. I hope they may bring you comfort.

    10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - Matt Redman
    Blessings - Laura Story
    He's Always Been Faithful - Sara Groves
    Just Be Held - Casting Crowns
    Pray - Sanctus Real
    Through All Of It - Colton Dixon
    Thy Will - Hillary Scot & The Scott Family

    Those are just a few. I hope they may be a blessing to you as they have been to me.