Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Moving Slowly Forward

This story is moving ever so slowing forward.  Slowly, as the weeks tiptoe by, and Mom's treatments come and go, slowly, while we all wonder where this path is taking us, slowly, as we pray for strength to hold up our shields and keep fighting.

But we are moving.  Things are happening.  God is changing our hearts and our lives.

And Mom has her second appointment at M.D. Anderson.  Mom and Dad will drive to Houston on Sunday, July 11, and, after tests on Monday and Tuesday, make the trip home.

We will know the results.  We will hear whether there has been any positive progress.

And we will wait for His wisdom, wait for His direction, wait for the General to lead us in the attack.  You are all soldiers, battling with us in prayer, and what joy there is in knowing that!  In knowing, whilst we struggle in the fray, that you who love us stand beside us.

With all my heart,



Anonymous said...

Hello dear friend,
It seems like yesterday we were young school girls with hardly a care in the world. I'm so thankful for the example you were to me. Do you remember when we did the "right on crouton" "see you later alligator" "in a while crocodile" in the hallways between classes and we met Dennis Birney in the hallway one day while we were playing our little game and you, without any pretense, responded to him "right on crouton"? I remember how embarrassed you were, but we all just laughed. God is so good to give us these memories that we can look back on and laugh about. Please know that Dean and I and our kids and friends are all praying for you and your family. We are expecting a miracle!
Enjoy this day that the Lord has made,

(Hi Emma, we don't know each other, but your mom and I were best friends in high school. We walked from school nearly every day together. Her to Pearl's store and me to my grandma's store. She was also my maid of honor at my wedding. I have some photos of her from my wedding that I can email to you so you can have copies, if you would like them. Just let me know.)

Lydia Covey said...

Just wanted to let you know I continue to think and pray for your mom and you all. Leaning on our Fathers everlasting arms is the only place to be during this time and it encourages me to hear of your growing strength and faith.
I know you all anxiously await the next testing. And I pray while you wait.

Anonymous said...

Hello Emma~

I wanted to say I'm praying for your dear mama.
My family and I recently watched a documentary about cancer. It's called "The Beautiful Truth." A 15 year old boy did a home-school project on cancer. The information was astounding! Please watch it!
Hope the results for your mother are good!

Many Blessings~

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1:3-4