It has been a while since I have written...a lot has been going on. Jay being cancer free was short-lived. The Lord is allowing his cancer to return. But I can tell you; it was a much needed break from cancer world, no matter how short-lived it was. Those few weeks allowed us to catch our breath so we are prepared to do battle again. We've been here before so it wasn't much of a surprise when we got his test results back this week confirming what we already knew. Jay's attitude is pretty positive...he's bummed out...but we knew that it was a good possibility that it would come back. He will return to City of Hope next week on Friday for a consultation with a surgeon to remove this tumor which is located at his tailbone. I don't know if it is ON his tailbone but it is in his lymph node, so that can't be all that great. I have a ton of questions for the surgeon. I'm making my list now. Like, couldn't they have seen this when they were in there just a few months ago? I won't make myself crazy thinking of all the things they "should've" done...the Lord has this. I feel a peace about this. God is so mightily at work in our lives. I couldn't do this without the love and peace that can only come from the Creator of Life. My Jaybird is in the hands of the Lord.
And to add to our trials...Jay's father, Russ, was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past weekend and is having surgery at this very moment to try to remove the tumor. Obviously, we know that pancreatic cancer is one of the worst types of cancers to get, but the Lord is with Russ and He has met him face-to-face. As a matter of fact, Dad just gave his life to the Lord yesterday. Praise God!! He now receives the gift of heaven and all of the promises of the Lord. No matter the outcome of this illness, God will restore his body one day and there will be no more suffering. But praise the Lord that I will see my father-in-law in eternity. That does my heart good!
For those who are praying for us...thank you for your faithfulness. I will be writing more often now, as the Lord leads...
Thank You, Lord, for the peace that forever resides in my heart because I have the gift of salvation! I commit my family to You and pray that Your hand would be upon them. I praise Your holy name!!