Wednesday, March 14, 2012

One Month ....

Coffee of the Day - Mocha Mint

One month ago today I found a lump in my breast. who would have known just how much my life would change from that day to this. who would have known just how much the lives of my huband, my sons would change. what about my other family members? my friends? have their lives been touched by this?

In one month I have been to the hospital so many times I have lost count. I have been scanned, x-rayed, had so very much blood drawn, and had a tumor removed.

But in one month I have received more love than this old Texas girl could have ever thought possible. I have seen friendship acted out through food deliveries, flowers & gifts brought to my door, the most beautiful cards appearing in my mailbox, and my inbox is filled every day from people all over the world checking to see how my family & I are doing.

In one month I have never lost faith in my beloved God. He has never once left my side through this path we now walk. I am not a super-Christian by any means, so please don't put me on any pedestal. I don't belong there. instead look at the One I belong to - my Heavenly Father who guides my path, shows me the beauty that fills this world and the next, and keeps His promises to never leave me when the going is a bit rocky. or VERY rocky. There will always always be a reason to smile, if I make that choice.

Today we learned that we caught the cancer early. What a blessing indeed! It is an agressive cancer, so I start chemo in 2 weeks. I'll have 4-6 treatments of chemo, 3 weeks apart. 6 weeks of radiation every day will follow that. Right now I am fighting pneumonia that I picked up while at the hospital last week for surgery

But remember this - the sun still shines; the birds still sing. and YOU are loved with an everlasting love! Jennifer


aqualeiga said...

God Bless you Jen, you're an inspiration to us all. Much love to you and your family, you are indeed in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, Ali (Aqualeiga) x

ahlers5 said...

You are an amazing woman. Keeping you in my prayers.

Rhonda Miller said...

I have been and will continue praying for you and your family. With His help you will be strong and can win this battle.

Tracy said...

I wish you could have avoided the chemo and radiation all together, but God has a plan and we'll just keep trusting his judgement. It's so good to know it was caught early and can be treated. You hang in there kiddo. You have a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Amen. :-)

Sandy S said...

Thank You Jen for your update. You are an inspiration and I'm keeping you & your family in my prayers...
Know all the way up northwest from you in Ohio, there is me, here in Western Canada, thinking of you & your family.

Maria Matter said...

God is so good and faithful and you, Jennifer, are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your beautiful encouraging posts!!
You're touching lives in ways you may never know!
love & hugs

My prayer for you today.
Ephesians 3:16-19
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

The Crafty Blonde said...

So glad to hear they caught your cancer early, but sorry to hear you need the nasty chemo & radiation. I am sure things will all work out for you in the end. Keep Strong Jen, and if I can offer any advice, please please please get rid of any flowers that you may have as they are not good for you with your current condition. Take it from someone who knows.
Lyndsey xx
I will email you more details if you like xx

Anita said...

My heart goes out to you. Your attitude is such a blessing to me. You are right to put it all in God's hands. I am just now catching up on blogs after dealing with my own health stuff. Sending Hugs & Prayers! What an amazing photo of the kids! How cool to have a DJ at the prom.

MilkCoffee said...

You're so strong Jen, God bless you and your family :) We'll pray for you here.