After a long battle through chemotherapy, I have finally arrived at the time to have surgery. It has been tough, I won’t lie; but, it has been worth it all. To know that God has been so gracious and merciful to heal me from this disease leaves me speechless. I am sure it comes across that I am not processing what has happend or even that I am ungrateful, but I assure you I have had my time of shouting praise and tearful worship with the Lord. I am just so awestruck that I don’t know what to say…there will never be words to express what I feel about this miracle.
Just as I typed the word ‘miracle’ I realized…I am one of “those people”. Just like in the beginning of this journey when I felt like I had become one of “those people”, you know, one of those people diagnosed with cancer, one of those people with no hair, one of those people wearing a scarf on their head, one of those people you feel sorry for and then thank God you aren’t them…yeah, I became one of “those people”. But God has turned it all around…now I’m one of those people that has received a miracle, one of those people that has medical reports and images to show a tumor that doesn’t exist anymore, one of those people that you read about in the Bible and think how amazing it would be for God to touch you…yeah, I’m one of “those people”. Hallelujah! If there was anything I am thankful for, it’s that God made me one of “those people” He chose to heal and, prayerfully, use to touch others. He has a plan for me. I don’t know what it is or when it will all unfold, but I am praying and trusting He is going to use this for His glory and to reach others.
I recently was connected to another young mother with small children given a breast cancer diagnosis. She is also a Christian and believing for God to do great things in her life. With her permission, I am asking you to remember Summer Holt Miller in your prayers. She has a website and blog, where you can keep up with her journey and how God is moving on her behalf, at CaringBridge
Also, as I previously mentioned, I have a family member that was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have purposefully excluded her name because I truly believe it’s not our job to tell other people’s stories. However, I have been given permission to request prayer for my sister-in-law, Melissa Adams. I have loved Melissa for almost 25 years. She and I used to work together before I married Rick and we developed a special friendship. She helped me purchase, arrange and decorate all the flowers for my wedding. She made me the most beautiful wedding quilt that is still to this day “the” blanket that everyone wants to use in the winter. When I got married and moved out of state, Melissa would religiously send me huge packets of coupons every other week…for years! She never knew there were times when those coupons were the only reason I was able to buy groceries for my family. There are many TV shows, movies and negative stereotypes about sister-in-laws, but I can honestly say that doesn’t apply to us. She has always been a friend with great advice and lots of laughs. Please remember her and our entire family in your prayers.
God takes care of every detail, sometimes while we are worrying over them. I have spent the past few months contemplating about my surgery options. I have asked all of you to pray God would show me what is right for me. I knew He would show me in His timing, yet it was very difficult to imagine all the different options in which I faced. With His miracle healing, I am able to have a small portion of tissue removed tomorrow. Because there is no tumor, the radiologist will actually have to put a guide wire around the clip they put in place during my biopsy for the surgeon to know where to remove tissue. Amazing!
I am praying for:
- God’s hand to guide the surgeon tomorrow
- God’s knowledge for the surgeon’s mind
- God’s peace for me and my family
- God’s healing from surgery
- There will be no microscopic cancer
- God’s will for this whole situation
My surgery is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. If you are able, stop and say a prayer for me and my family. Also, show your support for my family and wear your Adams’ Angels T-shirt.
Thanks for all your love and support over the past few months. Your prayers and words of encouragement have lifted me up and helped me to keep fighting and believing!