"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1:17 NIV)
"'Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security." (Jeremiah 33:6 NIV)
Jay and I got some really wonderful news last night. The oncologist called and told us that the PET/CT scans that Jay just had done on Friday came back clean. It was so awesome to receive that news right as we were walking out the door to go and have dinner with my former staff that I lovingly refer to as "my kids." Now we had a reason to make it a celebration dinner!
Dinner was a blast...it always is. My kids are such great human beings. I love and adore them very much. And my honey loves them too. He really enjoys their company. It was Joy, Ethel, Ron, Holly, Jay and myself. We laughed and brought attention to ourselves because we were loud and having too much fun. It was great! We decided that next month we will meet at Ethel and Joy's house so we can be as loud as we want. We're going to play Nintendo Wii, Dance Dance Revolution, and sing Karaoke...well, they will sing karaoke, not me. I am looking forward to it, no matter what we do. My kids are great and they fill my heart with joy.
I think it finally hit me this morning that Jay's body is showing no signs of cancer. That is a miracle to me. A gift from God. Only time will tell if the cancer will return or not, but right now I'm thinking that I received the miracle that I've been asking the Lord for. It's an overwhelming thought. The enemy wants to come in and take that thought away and fill my head with all of the "what ifs" and doubts that can come with this process, but I will rebuke him and his evil ways and instead, praise my Savior for what He has done which is take the cancer from Jay.
The plan is to continue with the chemotherapy treatments and then at the end of it the doc will do another set of tests. For all of you who are praying for my guy, please pray that the cancer would not return, that Jay would not suffer the severe side effects from the chemotherapy, and that we would return to 100% restored health. And above all else, please join me in praising the Lord for the miracle He has given to us...the miracle of no cancer, as well as the miracle of a stronger love for one another and for the Lord. I never would've imagined that cancer could bring about so many positive circumstances. That is a God-thing!
Abba Father, there are no words...just a swelling heart that overflows with happiness that You have given my honey such a gift. Only You can bring about such a significant change in his body. A simple 'thank you' is not enough for the miracle You have given to us, but it is what I have to offer. I praise Your name. I ask for Your continued protection over Jay's body, that the cancer would never return again. But, I desire Your perfect will to be done in our lives, so I thank You even if this is only for a season. You know what is best for our lives and Your plan is far greater, so I am trusting You to bring Your will to fruition. I love You, Lord. My heart sings because of YOU! In Jesus' precious name. Amen.