|Mother's Day 2014|
|In the middle of 'Nowhere'!|
Since the beginning of the journey through cancer, I have been using the analogy of travelling through different rooms for each aspect of treatment, from the initial biopsy, official diagnosis, surgery, and treatment.
I am very pleased to finally announce that the door to this room (chemotherapy) has been tightly closed!
I had a talk with my oncologist who reassured me that there is no reason to worry about ever having to re-open this particular door ever again.
I cannot express enough, the gratitude for the love and prayers that poured out from you all... There aren't adequate words for how I feel.
I am still undergoing the targeted therapy that will continue for the remainder of the year...but the word "Chemotherapy" does not apply to this type of therapy. This therapy has an interesting back story to it...In fact, there was a book written and then a lifetime movie made about the doctor who first developed the breast cancer drug Herceptin. This life-saving drug has saved many lives in recent years. Mine included.
So, what's next? Wow...That is the question. First, I must take time to recover and gain my strength back...and just take life one day at a time. I am still learning how to do this....It is surprising how good it feels to make a plan not to make any big plans! The pressure is off. I learned enough through these past few months to know that big plans belong to God anyway and not me....I will wait and see what He has in store for me now. For today...Well, so far I am up and out of bed...enjoying my coffee while listening to the rain fall and to Sasha snoring. I feel pretty good today. I do love a rainy day!
I am grateful for what I have learned through this experience, and hope never to lose sight of these life lessons...But, I am so very ready to move forward once again into the next room awaiting me...ABUNDANT LIFE!
What profound wisdom do I now have...if any to share with you?
The thief came...he took, he destroyed...He tried to kill...BUT, it is Jesus who ultimately restores, rebuilds, and gives life.....This is the profound wisdom that I have to share with you today.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
And that is as good as it gets...An abundant life given freely through the GRACE of Jesus Christ!
Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine
Lord, help me today, show me the way
One day at a time.... From the song 'One day at a Time' by Cristy Lane
~BLESSINGS & LOVE~
and remember, we are....