I’ve been sitting here for quite a while trying to find something witty, or light, to write about, but I can’t seem to get past the pain my mom has been in over the last few weeks.
Without giving a ton of details–because she is a private person and blogs are not–she is now receiving radiation.
And, because none of us have been down this road before, I am left to assume that while radiation is being given to one particular spot, that means the other areas are left to their own devices? No chemo is being administered at the moment. Just two weeks of radiation. That concerns me.
I despise cancer, and all that comes with it.
This is a verse a friend sent me, yesterday:
1 Chronicles 4:10
“Oh that You may truly bless me and extend my boundaries. Help me and make
me free of misfortune and without pain.”
Stephanie and her daughter were choosing favorite scriptures, when her daughter noticed Stephanie’s bible was tabbed at this particular scripture. Stephanie wrote in her email to me:
Loved that it was the first one we went to. It reminds me that God may pull
us out of our safe zone (extending our boundaries) but He is still with us
and He wants us to lean on him when praying for our needs.
This is the verse I read the day my mom informed us that she had lung cancer:
“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”
I memorized this one immediately.
It comes to mind often.
There are so many scriptures I could post…
I am so thankful for friends who honestly and sincerely pray for my mom–many of my friends have never even met her. But, because they love me, they pray for her.
I am surrounded by good, good people. Knowing others are joining me in praying for my mom strengthens me. I know, when there are days when I can’t find the words to pray, they can. Whew.
“I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers…” Philemon 1:4