Catching Up

So many things to write about. So much to catch up on. Where do I start? Lately, when I’ve sat down to write, my sentences don’t seem to form. Yet there’s a lot going on.

This is my fifth week in Atlanta for treatments. Every day has been full. In order to avoid the traffic mess, I leave the house between 6:00 and 6:30 each morning. That puts me at the clinic sometime between 7:00 and 7:15. Although some days are more tiring than others, I’m not nearly as exhausted as I could be.

The Allens are a great blessing too! Their hospitality, kindness, and godliness are uplifting. God had all the details for this trip worked out, and I’m so thankful for the Allens being willing to house me during my entire stay. I couldn’t say enough about how the Lord has used them to encourage both Dan and me during this time.

One of the hardest things about getting treatment here is being away from the kids. I’m so thankful for Skype as we can talk and “see” each other! Matthew and Joanna don’t reallly understand what’s going on, but they do pray for Mommy “because she has cancer.” Dan was able to come down the week after Thanksgiving, and this helped him so much....being able to meet the doctors, see the treatments firsthand, and stay at the Allens too.

My parents and in-laws have bent over backwards to help us out. They’ve watched the children countless times and supported us in ways too numerous to mention. What a blessing to have parents and in-laws who love us selflessly and will do all they can to help.

The bond of Christian fellowship is priceless. Friends have continually encouraged me, and their support is amazing! I’ve met a number of Christians at the clinic who also have this support, and then there are others who can only imagine what it’s like. God has given the opportunity to witness of His grace and love. I pray He will use this experience to draw others to His kingdom.

Cancer is a situation that will cause one to look at life through a different set of lenses. I’m meeting many who are looking through those lenses and seeing how short life really is. I’m thankful for the eternal perspective we can have in Christ Jesus. The hope that He offers is unfathomably different than what this world tries to grasp without Him.

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