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 12, 2012

Got my Designer Bag and showed my Behind all in the Same Day

Today was day two radiation and day one chemotherapy.   Thankfully, the radiation didn't leave me burning inside for as long as it did yesterday.  Every time I go for radiation I get to lay stomach down on the table and bare my behind.   Fortunately, it looks like I'll only be mooning the staff for about 15 minutes a visit.  If I hadn't had eight children before now, I think I'd be mortified.  

The oncologist visit today consisted of getting a chemo "purse" that attaches to the port in my chest.  I'll be wearing it continuously until my times up.   Thus far I haven't got sick and hoping that continues.   Thanks for all the prayers.

If you want to be challenged in your thinking of God, read "When God Weeps" by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steve Estes.  My friend Audrey had a friend give it to her to give to me when I found out I got cancer.   I didn't feel like I needed it as I hadn't struggled with the Lord that I had cancer.   He is God and I am not.  However, although I'm only a few chapters in, I realize I trust His sovereignty and mystery but have still been very challenged in my thinking.   When finished reading this book, I may post some thoughts on this great read.  


Patti said...

Hi Michelle! I'm really enjoying your blog that is letting us "walk" through your treatment with you. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I am praying for you and believing with you for total healing. I hope you will continue to feel like writing. 😊 Blessings to you! Patti

Kim said...

Hey Michelle, thank you for posting and sharing. I can hear Wade saying those words. Made me realize how much I miss him. Continuing to lift you and your family in our prayers.
Love you, Kim

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