|Easter Bunny was good to us!|
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Wishing everybody who reads the blog a very joyous Easter Sunday. Today is the day celebrating our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who died on the cross for us and rose three days later to prove that not even death can defeat Him. He died to give us grace and a chance at a life with Him eternally. We all fall short of the glory of God and I feel like I am at the top of the list. As a parent, child, sister and wife I constantly wonder if I could be doing better. Making better choices and responding more appropriately to situations that frustrate me. So I am more thankful than ever today that God has granted me Grace even though I am extremely undeserving. That He loves me even when I am unlovable. And as my husband pointed out to me today as I was having a moment of anxiety, that we all need to strive to respond to difficult situations how Christ would have responded. With more understanding, more compassion and more love. My prayer for today it to be able to be still and know that He is in control – I can not steer the boat but I can respond faithfully to His plan and trust that He will guide my family to the best place for us.
It is peculiar how God speaks to us through different channels. Chris and I went to a movie last night – Soul Surfer – and I cried the whole two hours. As it touched me that this girl was also sturggling to uncover the truth in God's plan for her.
There was a verse spoken during the movie Jeremiah 29:11…….
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future...
and it was like God was speaking directly to me through the movie screen reminding me that I am not alone and despite how out of control I might feel He is always in control.
We got a few results back from our Oncologist on Thursday. There is much more information to come, but God bless our oncologist, he didn’t want us to wonder all weekend, so he called with whatever little info he had. He told Chris that Christian’s tumor had shrunk by 65%. He was extremely pleased with Christian’s response to the treatment thus far. Unfortunately the tumor is still invading a major vessel in his lower abdomen so surgery is not likely at this point. There are many many more discussions that will be had before a plan of action is determined and hopefully most of this will be figured out next Tuesday on his big chemo day. I was a bit a sad when I heard that news as I truly felt he would call and say the tumor was almost gone and its wicked arms and legs would have come out of the areas it had infiltrated. I felt like 65% wasn’t enough. But then I had an epiphany and realized if it has shrunk by 65% then that means there is only 35% of the original tumor left and that sounds so much better! I will keep everybody posted when we hear more news. Thanks for the prayers.
Today I am thankful for
2. Warm spring evenings