Wednesday, August 20, 2008

One Step At A Time...

Hello Everyone,

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!!

4 comments:

kellygib1@hotmail.com said...

oh Jamie, I am sorry to hear that... I know you have been waiting for the results with anticipation, already knowing what the outcome would be.. I pray for you all... and I pray that you get the strength and the courage to go through it again. You are a wonderful person and a strong one at that... you have found peace along with the utmost confidence that God will guide you through... Hang in there.... I think of you often...
My love to you and yours
Kelly~

lv2trnscrb said...

I'm sorry to hear that Jamie; will keep you and Jay in my prayers; awesome about his father though giving his life to the Lord (but sorry about his cancer)

(((Jamie)))

betty

fisherkristina said...

Jamie, John and I are praying for you and Jay.  John is praying right now, specifically for Jay.  Sorry this had to happen, but as you say, the Lord is in control, therefor, you both will be okay.  Jay will be healed, either on earth or in Heaven.  God's will be done.  But we will pray it will be on earth, hang positive, then let the Lord decide! :)  Hang in there as tight as you can, and much hugs and love.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

ajquinn354 said...

Jamie, I'm keeping Jay, your father-in-law and you and all the family in my thoughts and prayers.  Keep positive and keep believing, miracles happen alot.
Arlene (AJ)