I acknowledge that the following post may seem scattered and “all over the board.” In fact, these days, that’s exactly the way I feel
Needless to say, the events of the last few days were heavy. Even though I had made up my mind that the news wasn’t as terrible as I originally thought, the power of positive thinking could only take me so far. I yearned for an enduring sense of peace and well-being.
There is only one place where lasting peace can be found, and that is at the throne of God. After all, it was a miracle that we found the cancer, so surely God will carry us through to complete healing. At Val’s invitation, Greg and I met up with her and Michael at their worship and healing evening church service. I was so grateful to be prayed over by their Pastor Roger. The healing power of Jesus was and is a huge comfort and allowed me to put my battle aside so I could enjoy the incredible blessings of the upcoming weekend!
My Sarah was coming home to be the maid-of-honor in her best friend’s wedding, our whole family would be together to celebrate the nuptials of our dear Becca and her husband-to-be Taylor and I have a new dress!! There would be plenty of time for coping with cancer AFTER the weekend!
The weekend did not disappoint. Nothing makes me happier than being with my family and to have this blessed wedding distraction was truly a God-send. Sarah got home late Friday night, and we had a quick, big bear hug before she headed for bed. Then the next morning, as quickly as she arrived, she had to leave again. I chuckle when I think of her running around trying to get her things together for the wedding and me scurrying around behind her, helping her pull everything together so she could get on the road and drive to Temecula to arrive in time for the pre-wedding festivities. (Sarah’s says she going to look into how to hire me as her personal assistant, to free her up at her job to focus on the big issues and have confidence that the small things are being handled correctly by me, hahaha! It’s taken me years and years of on-the-job training to become the top-notch assistant that I am!)
Once Sarah was on the road for the pre-events leading up to the Sunday wedding, the rest of our Saturday was wonderfully low key. Of course, my thoughts continually wandered back to the cancer, but somehow I was able to put it on the shelf for now. Besides, I had contained the scary thoughts with the assumption that this would be a blip on the screen and then, back to normal. After all, my mom had surgery, no chemo and no radiation, so I wouldn’t either!
We had dinner at True Foods with Michael and Val, then went to see Finding Dory in 3D. (Let’s be honest…under other circumstances, I’m not sure our men would be too excited about seeing this Pixar movie, but everyone is so eager to make me happy, they’ll do just about anything! I’m a lucky girl!)
Sunday rolled around and our first stop was church! After a really powerful service, Greg and I went into the Elder Prayer Room to again receive anointing and healing prayers. We were completely overwhelmed by the divine power of the prayers said on our behalf and strongly felt the Holy Spirit there with us, offering His peace, strength and healing. We are committed to praying this cancer away!
Finally, it was time to get “gussied up”and head to Temecula for the wedding of the year! Never mind the 110° heat, the evening ahead was nothing short of spectacular. Congratulations Becca and Taylor! Your wedding day is a memory we cherish always!
Even in the midst of trials and tribulations, God simultaneously gives us great joy! Life is full of both.