Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The only thing is that we now have to wait for the results. We are hoping that the surgeon got all of the cancer out, but we won't know for sure until tomorrow afternoon. If they have not gotten all of it out, then it could mean a mastectomy. Also we will know if it has spread to her lymp nodes or not, which will determine the stage of cancer she has. Depending on the results, we will know if the doctor recommends chemo or radiation. As it stands now, she will definitely have radiation. Please just pray that no matter what the results are tomorrow, we will continue to trust God. He is the one in control of all of life and His ways are far greater than anything I would even imagine. Thank you so much for all of your prayers! My mom has truly been overwhelmed by the love and support so many are giving her through this difficult time. Thank you all!
Monday, April 16, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
This is Nottaway Plantation (not the plantation my family lives at). This is one of the most famous plantations in LA. On Saturday, we decided to go take a tour!
Here's Rob sitting in the dinning room at Nottaway Plantation! Doesn't he look excited to be there?
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
It's all be kind-of scary and completely shocking. We don't have any family history of breast cancer in the family, and well, my mom has never really been anything but healthy. So, I guess I'm still not so sure how to react. I guess I really have not been thinking about it. Anyway. I just ask that you would please all pray that everything would go smoothly on Monday and in her recovery. My mom and I were talking last night about how this gives us an incredible opportunity to be a good witness to our unsaved family members. We know that God is in control and that His ways are higher and greater than our own. Please pray that we would exemplify God's peace to our unsaved family through this time. Thanks.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
So, I distinctly remember visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Virginia a few years ago, when I was still in college. I visited them for about a week. And well, I just realized how routine their lives had become. Of course in my college-student mind I remember thinking, "Does life really get that routine?" And well, I guess it does. After having moved 5 times within our first year of marriage, we have been living in the same place for well, I guess 7 months now (yeah, a record for us!!!) and we have been working for the same company for over a year now. ( I know know, I know, it doesn't sound all that long, but I guess it just seems long) And well, I hate to admit it, or even say it, but our lives have become, well a bit routine. I can almost go through every day of the week and tell you exactly where Rob and I will be and what we will be doing, with a few exceptions on Saturdays. I'm not so sure if that's bad, good, or just the way life is. Probably just the way life is.
I guess all this thinking and writing about routine just gets me wondering about how it effects my walk with the Lord. Am I just letting God be a part of my routine, fitting Him where He goes in my schedule? Or is my life completely for Him, seeking to know Him through whatever comes my way, desiring to know Him more through the seasons of life? I don't want a routine relationship with the Love of my life. I don't just want God to fit in my schedule, I want Him to be what my life is about! Living step by step, day by day, seeking God in all circumstances in life, whether it be in a frustrating phone call with a customer, or driving home from work in traffic learning patience. I want to seek God and what He is teaching me. My prayer is that no matter what tomorrow brings, it will be another day to learn more about my God, and learning to love Him more every step of the way. And that is anything but routine!