Hi Everyone, I have entered the blogging world, so please bear with me while I learn how to do it. I guess I'll give an update on David first. He had a PET scan early this morning, and then he went off to work. On his way home around 6:00, he got a call out, so it will be a late night for him! He has an appointment on Wednesday in which we will learn the results of the Pet and possibly begin the chemotherapy. I'm not sure how long it will take or what the immediate side effects will be if any. We knew the moment that we found out he had cancer, that God was going to use this in our lives to teach us a lot of things, and I know this has been true for me already in just a few weeks. First, I can say for sure that God does give peace in trials. I have been sad at times, but I know for sure that God is with us and He loves us. It is funny to me because I can trust God and feel calm in this Big trial, but it is still the little everyday things that get to me. I don't know if I thought I would be suddenly spiritual or something, but it threw me for a loop when I realized that I can trust God with my husband's life and still get anxious and frustrated about finishing homeschool in the same breath. I guess walking in the spirit is truly a moment by moment thing. The second thing God has shown me so far is how much I need to improve in the area of encouraging other people in their trials. Whenever people called us those first few days, it really helped us focus on the Lord, and we felt so loved by God though His people. In the past, I hesitated to call people who were in a trial because I thought they were probably getting too many phone calls, or maybe if I said something it would make them cry, or I thought what I would say would be dumb, but it really is a blessing to have people call you and I am going to try and do better in that area. Third, I have learned to hope only in God. At first we were trying to learn so much about the cancer, and we still are a little, but it was getting so overwhelming. All the information about diet and nutrition and supplements all seemed to contradict. A few days ago, we realized that there is not a sure answer, because if there was, we would probably put our hope in that and not in God. We still want to be as healthy as we can now, but we know that what we eat is not going to heal us. Well, I guess that is a lot for now, I just wanted to remember all the things God has done so far. I'll try to write on Wed. Here are some prayer request until then.
1. My dad is having a lung biopsy on Wed too. Please pray for him.
2. The process of getting a second opinion has been confusing. Pray that we would be able to figure it all out soon, and that the opinion would be helpful.
3. Pray for the chemotherapy process We are expecting the usual unpleasant side effects, but I hope there aren't any surprises.
4. Pray that we would learn all that God has for us, and glorify Him though it all. Thanks
Joni and Friends
5 weeks ago