I woke up. I am alive. I am healthy. Thank you God.
Thankful for the sunshine, new pain meds, quick appointment dates, all the love and prayers pouring over me and my family. I am humbled but not surprised even one bit by the depth and breadth of care of the people gathered around me! You are my silver linings. I thank you.
And, lest my family and friends, think that I am 'so perky' and 'handling this so well' be assured that the moments of panic and fear and overwhelmedness are floating just below the surface. I firmly believe that it is the prayers of God's people who are holding me up, carrying my family through our days, lifting up my sisters and my parents, my inlaws and my extended family as we all figure out how to live in the joy of the Lord even though we might want to scream and ask what the heck He was doing when cancer came into our lives. Again and again I say, "Get behind me, Satan! You shall NOT prevail, because Jesus never fails!" My hope is in the Lord and I am so grateful that the maker of this entire universe cares for even me. And you. And all of us.
And so, let us smile. Today is a good day. This is a good moment. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!