Thank you, Lord!
This afternoon I had my annual mammogram. Dr. Aracri, the radiologist who has walked with me through my breast cancer journey since 2003 and has become a good friend, once again smiled and told me everything was good. Can I possibly tell you what a relief I feel each time she walks into the room and gives me this good news?
I have to admit the nerves are still a bit tense until I see her and receive this news. Throughout my experience with breast cancer I have met and given encouragement to many women taking this journey. Although I am entering my fifteenth year of remission, I still remember being diagnosed and the fear that overtook every inch of my being. Wondering if this would be the time God would call me home or if, perhaps, it was part of growing my faith and my spiritual resolve. The latter certainly has taken place and I praise Him for giving me the opportunity to witness of His faithfulness in the midst of life's storms.
There are still storms to face in this life, but I rest assured in God's amazing grace and the certainty that when He calls me home I will spend eternity praising Him and thanking Him for the years of earthly existence He has given and pray it has honored Him. Thank you, Lord, for your mercy and sustaining love.
Lord Jesus, thank you for a time each year when we focus on the subject of Breast Cancer Awareness. We are grateful for the advances that have been made in research and early detection. Please be with all the survivors praying we will remain in remission, but also with the newly diagnosed and those struggling through treatment. May your comforting hand be upon each one affected with this disease and his/her support system. May those who have gone before us be celebrating the joys of heaven in your presence, free from pain and suffering. And lastly, Lord, be with all those who remain here with heavy hearts. A brighter day is coming! In Jesus' Name, Amen!