Decision Time

Dear Friends,

We find ourselves at the point of making a decision of how to begin the long journey of treatment. Today’s appointment was not helpful to me. I left the doctor in tears and very confused. I couldn’t put any of his words together into sentences and at one point I saw his mouth moving, but I couldn’t hear his voice. Rick was wonderful because he recognized immediately when I shut down and jumped right in. We left without any decision other than to go ahead and get the surgery scheduled for next Thursday. This was the earliest time and at a very minimum I will have to have my lymph nodes removed and the chemo port put in.

I need everyone to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY intensely for the next few days for God to reveal HIS plan for my treatment. I do not want to tell what our thoughts are, because I want to have people pray for GOD’s will, NOT what we are thinking. I have a “gut” feeling what I should do, but I want to be sure I’m not missing some important reason for taking a different path. I want to be sure I don’t have a subconscious block to considering some of my options.

Please pray for:

  • God’s Will to be revealed to us in a way that we know we are hearing from Him
  • Wisdom and Knowledge direct from God to the doctors and us
  • Peace that passes all understanding in the decision God shows us
  • Rest and restoration to our bodies and minds so that we can move forward clearly and confidently in God’s plan

I cannot tell you how much we appreciate the cards, flowers, gifts, texts, emails and posts encouraging us and blessing us. They give us strength and make us feel we are surrounded by love. Please continue to pray.

Seeking and Believing!


  1. Michelle Steeley says:

    I am continously praying for you and your family. You are a strong woman and a fighter whos faith, trust and love in God are as strong as I have ever seen. I know that you will make it through all of this and that God will lead you in the right direction. Stay strong and when things get really tough just remember what a friend of mine facing some of the same things once told me about his faith; when things seem there darkest he just remebers FROG, forever rely on God. Love and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. gladell says:

    More prayers are coming your way.I do know that God will give you the way He wants you to go. Prov.3:6 says IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE WILL DIRECT THY PATHS.JUSTkeep believing and not doubt

  3. Amber Honeycutt says:

    Hi Stephanie: I first became aware of your blog through Michelle’s facebook. You and your family have been in my daily prayers for the past week, and y’all will continue to be in them as you face this battle. Although we haven’t seen each other in years, I remember fondly all the times we played together as kids. This is the verse that came to me today after reading this blog entry… so appropriate as it even gets your grandmother’s name right! Love and prayers to you from your cousin!

    2 Timothy 1:3-5 I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

  4. Christi Cox says:

    God will give you the answer you need if He hasn’t already. Sometimes those “gut feelings” you mentioned above, are His answer…. I am still praying for you.

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