A year ago today, I didn't understand that in order to shine brightly for God, you have to be surrounded by darkness.
One day, I had found myself standing in the adult diaper section of the grocery store. I was angrily swiping away tears, trying to decide what size my husband would need. Once I got home, I had allowed myself to become filled with rage. How could radiation do this to my husband!?
There are roughly 7.6 billion people on the earth right now. Can you imagine God having time to think about every person?
Not only had God allowed all of this struggle into our lives the last two years, but His hand was there the whole time, leading us. Excitement began to replace our wonder, and thankfulness.
As I look forward to life returning to normal for our family, I also feel a little timid in leaving this valley behind. You see, God has been here with us.
Swaying with the swings smooth motion, I welcome the gentle breeze on my warm face. The setting sun spreads it's glorious color across the sky, putting on a show of God's amazing handiwork.
Summer is here! And despite a few minor setbacks due to my reaction to stress (anyone else allergic to stress?) and Gabe's port failing, our family has been able to enjoy the first official week of no school. This week marks the end of phase 1 in Gabe's treatment. Radiation and chemo begins on Monday.... Continue Reading →
Before you read this post, I have two disclaimers that I need to get out of the way. First of all, this is not about what my husband, the patient, has learned. This post is about what I, the caregiver, has learned. Secondly, we are only 1/3 of the way through our journey. I am... Continue Reading →
"And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord ," - Exodus 14:13a Sometimes I view my life as a swirling tornado. The wind is blowing everything around, sucking it up into it's dark cloud. I am standing in the middle of it, my feet firmly... Continue Reading →