Today I praise God because…

Today’s a hard day. As has been typical, the Sunday and Monday after my Thursday Chemo treatment are very tough days. Extreme exhaustion, mild nausea (shoutout her to Rebecca V for volunteering to let me use her “relief-band” – amazing) and just plain feeling really terrible.

But, in the midst of all of this, still so much to praise and thank Jesus for!! First, Thursday’s tests results showed my PSA is trending back downward – so the Chemo is working. Second, our church small group is meeting this afternoon. The entire group called on speakerphone to pray for me and encourage me. Third, my amazing “walk alongside” sister surprised me with a delivery of a number of items shown to help ease some of these symptoms. Fourth, other friends have reached out. Checking with Debbie to see how I am.

I know I will make it through. I know later this week I’ll be back. To my new normal, at least. So “this too shall pass”.

Again, as I’ve mentioned often. This journey would be so different without my “village”. Without my team of those who love and care. Jesus has given me so many that I need, and they seem to know exactly when I need something. Prayer. Encouragement. A little care package. My eyes have been overwhelmed today with tears of love. Tears of joy. Tears of thankfulness.

Colossians 3:12

12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and [a]patience;

This is when it gets real. This is when my “village” surrounds me with the true meaning of love.


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