It’s been absolutely wonderful to be back at home with the family! We had a special Christmas together--with my family in Wisconsin and then back in Illinois to celebrate with Dan’s family. With the intense daily treatments aside for a few weeks, I’m doing my best to get back into the daily routine with the family.

A PET/CT scan is scheduled for Thursday, January 6, and we are praying for good news. I am scheduled to return to Atlanta at the end of January for two weeks of treatment. However, this could change depending on the results of the PET scan and the blood work between now and then.

It seems we are continually faced with decisions that need to be made. Your prayers are appreciated for wisdom each step of the way.

As we were driving back to Illinois Christmas night, I was blessed by the words of the hymn “Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord,” sung by David Parker. The words written by Horatius Bonar in 1857 still carry great depth of meaning.

Thy way, not mine, O Lord, however dark it be;
Lead me by Thine own hand, choose out the path for me.
Smooth let it be or rough, it will be still the best;
Winding or straight, it leads right onward to Thy rest.

I dare not choose my lot; I would not, if I might;
Choose Thou for me, my God, so I shall walk aright.
Take Thou my cup, and it with joy or sorrow fill,
As best to Thee may seem; choose Thou my good and ill.

Choose Thou for me my friends, my sickness or my health;
Choose Thou my cares for me, my poverty or wealth.
Not mine, not mine the choice in things both great or small;
Be Thou my Guide, my Strength, my Wisdom, and my All.

Isn’t it encouraging that God’s choices for us are far better than any choices we could ever make? And for all eternity, His choices will always be the best!