Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

3 Appointments and Good News

Today was "meet the radiation oncologist", mammogram, and see the primary care physician so all hoops are jumped in order to be sure insurance is covering everything they should.   The good news at the oncologist was that the cancer looks like it's contained in the colon.   The treatment should be 5 1/2 weeks 5 days a week instead of 8 weeks 5 days a week.   Woo hoo.   The mammogram results should be next week.  Tomorrow morning I have minor day surgery to get the port placed in for the chemotherapy.

Thanks for all the prayers and for all the folks who have blessed my family with meals this week. 

Things I'm thankful so far this year:
    1)  Amazing support from friends and family.
    2)  Refrigerator given to us to replace our 'frige that was dying.
    3)  Counter tops that were built by my husband before our big shock of having cancer have been installed this week and I ruthlessly cleaned out and reorganized (even though it took me two days).
     4)  New home for the home school consignment shop so my living room is already half empty.
    5)   Our home has been full of "the peace that passeth all understanding" and my children have not become fearful or overly stressed by all the news of cancer and all the extra appointments that we have had.  Thank you Jesus!


Jolene said...

That is wonderful news! I am continuing to pray for you, sweetie! May the Lord bless you and your family, continually!

Kimberly said...

Michelle do you know what your chemo cocktail drugs will be?

Katherine said...

GREAT news Michelle! Hope everything goes well today!

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