A visit to the Pumpkin Farm this fall (Thanks, Dan, for taking the picture!)

Last week I pondered the events of this past year and decided to summarize them in the form of free verse. As I re-lived these life-changing experiences, the Lord continued to remind me of His grace which was sufficient every step of the way.

I am confident that whatever storm we may weather, His grace is enough to keep us still in the storm.

"My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness: most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me...for when I am weak, then am I strong" (II Cor. 12:9-10).


Lump, doctor’s visit, ultrasound, mammogram, biopsy.
Wondering, waiting, praying.

Phone call, bad news, tears.
Talking, praying, researching. Crying, sleeping, waking.
Asking, learning, talking, thinking, sorting.

Meet surgeon, more tests.
Researching, deciding.

Surgery, recovery. Bad news, surgery again.
Pain, relief, recovery, physical therapy.

More tests, treatments.
Another lump, new surgeon, third surgery, recovery.

Chemotherapy, long naps, hair loss.
Immune treatments, exercise, sunshine, healthy diet.

Recovery, hair returning.
New normal.