In an absolute effort to be 100% transparent with you, dear blog readers, I have to confess something to you. For the last month now I have struggled with many trials and have shared a few of them with you, but have also “held back” a few of them and kept them close to my heart.
About a month ago my mother (she’s 57) went to the doctor because she found a spot on her breast. We truly didn’t think it was much of anything other than a cyst or something, but the doctor decided to go ahead and do a biopsy. The results came back that it was Breast Cancer. Mom had the lump removed in mid-March and the surgeon was optimistic that since she had caught it early, her lymph nodes were clear that since it was small and contained that she would not have to have chemotherapy.
Needless to say there were some very dark and scary days in and around my family. For a couple of days I just cried and sought God through it, then on about the third day after we found all this out I decided to just get mad. Mad at the situation, mad that cancer had hit my mom and my grandmother, and just mad that I let myself sink into despair for two whole days.
After that I decided that I would claim victory over my family and would pick up the armor of God and prepare for battle.
Romans 8:37 NLT ~ No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
I know that this is just the beginning of this battle, and I know that there will be days when the battle is going to be long and hard, but I also know that He has prepared me (and my family) for this battle.
Psalm 35:2 NLT ~ Put on your armor, and take up your shield. Prepare for battle, and come to my aid.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be an armor bearer for my mom and will shout from the rooftops the goodness and grace of God the Father to any and all who will listen to me. There is a reason that God has chosen my mom (and family) for this battle and we will not go into it without being securely settled in the palm of His hands.
So, dear friends of Mel’s World, this is where you come in. I am asking that you would join me in prayer for my mom (Regina) and grandmother (Mary) as they prepare for their battle. Mom starts her chemo this Friday (Good Friday) and is going to have 4 months of chemo followed by 4 months of radiation.
I’m asking for your prayers. I’m asking for you to join me in prayer for my mom, grandmother, and so many other women that are dealing with breast cancer right this very minute.
Matthew 18:20 NLT ~ For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.
You see, there is POWER in prayer, and I know that miracles happen when God’s people pray. Join me on this journey, would you? Over the next couple of months I will be blogging, twittering, and checking in periodically to let you know how the journey is going, and while we walk forward on this journey I would love to ask for you to bathe mom and grandma in your prayers.
Also…I know that many of you have loved ones that are dealing with cancer right now as well. I’d love to join YOU in prayer for them as well. If you or someone you love is dealing with Breast Cancer, Bone Marrow Cancer, or any other cancer for that matter, please leave a comment with their name and your specific prayer request for them.
When we are done, my hope is that we will have blanketed this planet with prayers for our family, friends, and loved ones. One day we WILL see a cure and I know that when we do there will be celebrating in the streets because of it.
Matthew 21:22 NIV ~ If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Pray believing WITH me, would you? Thank you for being on the journey with me!