I’m a little late to the party, but I’m linking up with Kate and the #fmfparty girls.
I’ve got all the feels tonight. Sitting here at the big table after the family has eaten, the smell of bacon and eggs still heavy on the air. Because breakfast for dinner is the best and after a “restful” weekend of camping, it is an easy fix for this tired mama. But my tired body is in tune with my heavy heart tonight and over these last few days. Information was shared after waiting and praying and tests came back with the wrong answer and our family was changed by the information we learned.
Cancer has invaded our peace once, threatening my mom and forcing radiation and surgery. This time it has reared it’s ugly head again, and now my sister-in-law will meet with surgeons and schedule surgery and chemo. They have two young boys. They have plans and dreams and goals. They have houses to build and football games to coach. They have too much life to deal with the new schedule for battle.
And I. Can’t. Even.
But Jesus can.
I spoke with my brother the night the news flooded in like a dark horse. We prayed and what we both decided was that God is in control. Not the doctors. Not the medication or the surgeons or the chemo and radiation. God’s got it. He’s bigger than all of it. And my sister-in-law? She’s a fighter. And she’s going to fight like hell. Because this life with all it’s ups and downs and twists and turns is worth fighting for. The rest of us? We’re going to flood heaven with prayers. And we’d love if you’d join us. Because this, from their Facebook post says it all:
“Hello everybody, I just wanted to let you know that we found out today that Niam has breast cancer. We have an appointment with the surgeon on Tuesday to determine a game plan. The Doctor that we met with today was very optimistic. We are too! This certainly was not in our plans but we are confident that God is in control.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight”. Proverbs 3:5-6
Your prayers would be appreciated.”