So much has happened in the last few months. So many ups and downs as our family has had to faced the dreaded cancer monster. At times things seemed dismal and discouraging but looking back now I can see how God has been with us every step of the way.
When I was first diagnosed, the cancer was said to be at an intermediate stage and very critical. At that point I really didn’t know whether or not this was the beginning of the end for me. On one particular Sunday morning shortly after I was diagnosed, I got into my car and begin to drive around asking God for direction. I needed some assurance that I was going to make it through this. Somehow I ended up in the parking lot of our little neighbourhood church. The service had already started but I found my way inside. As the worship music began to play, an uncontrollable wave of tears began to pour out of my eyes from the depths of my soul. My first thought was, “ I haven’t cried through this whole ordeal and now here I am bawling my eyes out in front of a complete group of strangers who must now think I am a nervous wreck.” But that wasn’t the case at all. Instead, I felt loving arms around me and prayers for health and healing as those strangers soon became friends. I came out of that little white church feeling refreshed, renewed and with a sense of peace that everything was going to be ok. I can’t really explain with mere words the healing touch that I felt that day but something supernatural happened within my body and soul. Some of you reading this might think that it is too good to be true, but all I can say is it happened and I really have no other explanation except that God did something truly amazing within me.
Fast forward several months later and I find myself at the Cancer clinic waiting to hear the results of my surgery and testing. When the Dr. came in to read the results I felt a bit nervous. However, I was ready for whatever he might say. I knew that no matter what the outcome would be, God would help me through it. Without hesitation he informed me that surgery was a success and as far as they could tell all of the cancer had been removed! I guess I must have looked dumbfounded as I really didn’t absorb it the first time around so he had to repeat the words over again. Yes! , the surgery was a success and Yes!, my body was cancer free! I just sat there for a while after the doctor left trying to grasp what just transpired. My daughter was grinning from ear to ear and said, Mom, didn’t you just hear what the doctor said? You are cancer free! Now say it with me, “ I am cancer free!” So after repeating it several times with my daughter the news began to slowly sink in but even still I had to check the paperwork over and over again when I got home just to make sure.
I can’t tell you how much relief and joy this news has been to our family! However, it took me a few days for it to actually sink in. Funny how even when God speaks to us and tells us very clearly that all is well, we still find it hard to accept a miracle when we see one. I knew things were not good when I first went in for my mammogram. I was very sick for some time and barely had enough strength to make it though each day. Something was terribly wrong, I just had no idea it was cancer. But now with each passing day I am finding renewed strength and healing. My current treatments consist of radiaton and hormone therapy in order to make sure that the cancer does not come back as well as working on my diet and exercise. I actually have more energy now than I did before my surgery which is such a miracle in itself. I am so thankful that I am still here and on the road to a full recovery!
I know that without a shadow of a doubt this would not have been possible without the power of prayer. For all of you who have been praying for me and sending words of encouragement and support, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your prayers have made a huge difference and I am forever grateful.
Praying for those who are still battling this disease, rejoicing with those who are in recovery and remembering those who have been taken. Wishing each of you peace, love and a renewed sense of joy for each and every day.
With all my Love