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Aug 24, 2014 04:13PM
Hi Ladies - Kate, so good to hear from you and glad that you checked in. I read your blog - what an amazing adventure you and your family had this summer - lots of great memories. I'll be praying for you this week with the new results - but as Sue said, how awful to have the stress and mixed emotions....especially caused by your sister, who should be part of the solution, not the problem. Sigh.....
Lucy, sounds like you and your friends had a great weekend. I was always the designated driver (I generally drink about a glass of wine a week - just don't care for the taste of alcohol much). It was interesting to see how goofy people could be - and how little they remembered all the embarrassing things that had happened. I'm so glad you had another Christian there - what a blessing you two could have the time together. How sad about your niece's cancer. Whenever I hear about a young person having cancer, I thank God that if I had to have it, it's now (after there are so many amazing medical treatments and advances, instead of 20 or 30 years ago) and that I was diagnosed when I was 55 years old. Before I had surgery, I watched a Youtube video by a woman about dealing with drains after a mastectomy....and she was 29 years old. :(
Okay, now to more positive thoughts....In Sunday School, we're working our way through II Corinthians and have gotten to chapter 4. Of course, that's where Paul writes about "the glorious light of the Good News" (v. 4) and reminds us that "this precious treasure - this light and power that now shine within us - is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies, so everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own." (v. 7). He goes on to say that his suffering was for their benefit and to bring glory to God. (v. 15). Well, the whole time the pastor was teaching, I was thinking of you, my precious sisters. Sue, Anita, Debbie (haven't heard from you for a while - hope all is well?), Lucy, Kate, Sharon, Nancy/BW, Nancy/Mini (and everybody - sorry I don't want to ramble too long and lose this post!) God is using your suffering to reach and save others.....not just the doctors, nurses and techs you come into contact with but for me and the rest of us! My faith is strengthened every time I read about your courage, trust and strength - so thank you! You are helping me and others, and bringing glory to God, just like Paul directed us to do!
Nancy/BW - I'm praying that you'll feel much better soon - and figure out just what is causing the problems. What a great kiss from God to hear about your picture - and see it again. Gorgeous!
Sharon, you know I'm praying for you....not only with the sale and packing but your PT and subbing.
Char, praying for you as school starts and you continue training for your races.
Love y'all! Bev
God's will won't put me where His presence won't sustain me. (from "The Red Sea Rules" by John Morgan)
8/12/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+
11/22/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
11/22/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
11/22/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel)
4/7/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
6/1/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)