Friday, July 22, 2016

IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK

Happy first-blog day to me! It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since I put blogging on the back burner to focus on family and photography. I’m always generating blog posts in my mind that never make it to the computer screen, but I’ve been more inspired lately to write again and share small details of my goings on, because as far as blessings go. Holy crap, we’ve had SO many already in this process. When we hear “God goes before us”, it might not fully sink in, but for me it more than definitely has. He knew my whole story. He knew this would happen before I was even born. And although, He knew we would have a lot of mountains to climb over, He has continued to provide resting areas for us. With every day, and every appointment, and every test, I am discovering gifts along the way.

Throughout my entire life, I have been an extremely healthy person. Very active and fit. No broken bones. Only major surgeries have been that of my children’s’ deliveries. And I guess I earn a few more points from getting my wisdom teeth removed in my late twenties. But low and behold I developed an itch that made me feel a lump that led the doctors to image and biopsy my right breast discover that I have 6 cm of invasive T1b cancer near said lump. Note: Itch subsided just prior to biopsy.

Heavy, right?! If that wasn’t the Holy Spirit, I don’t know what is. Because, dear readers, I am 38 years old and wouldn’t have had a routine mammogram for another two years. And who knows what my tumor would look like and what my prognosis would be…TWO YEARS from now.

Today is the FIRST day in about 3 weeks that I haven’t had any consults to go to, scans or tests to get done. I guess that’s the life of a cancer patient!


More soon….

Jeremiah 29:11-14
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out- plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed. I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you. Bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it.”




1 comment:

  1. Oh friend, I am praying for your recovery!!!! Prayers for healing and peace!

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I am incredibly grateful for your comment! I will respond as soon as possible. XOXO, Mandi

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