Monday, November 24, 2008

A Birthday Wish/Prayer...

Remember when we were little and everything rode on that one wish you got for your birthday when you blew out the candles??

Well, my 39th birthday is on Friday and we will be celebrating Thanksgiving that day because Jay has chemo on Wednesday and it’s the first day he will actually feel like eating any real food…so the birthday goes out the window because I’d rather give thanks to the Lord for this day with my husband, and my family. But, if I could have one wish come true…one more prayer answered…I would ask that cancer be taken away from all who suffer from it, and never let it take up residence in anyone else ever again.

That sounds like a Miss America Pageant response…”I would ask for world peace.” LOL

Seriously though, I have prayed for the Lord to take this cancer from Jay, and I will continue to do so as I wait for an answer from Him…but I will also keep asking the Lord for answers to questions and solutions to the puzzle that is cancer. He is faithful to answer in His time…I will do my best to be faithful to wait.

His answer for now?...“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

Father, I pray that this Thanksgiving will be filled with gratitude for all that You have accomplished through me. I want my eyes to stay focused on You. Please help me to do that. I am thankful for the time I have with Jay and I pray that You will make Your presence known on Friday. Help me to make it a special day for him and my family. Help me to set myself aside. This moment, this day; I give it to You. Amen.


Trish said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fantastic birthday filled with love!
Hope this round of chemo is kind to your husband and he can enjoy Thanksgiving.
Take care,

a corgi said...

oh my gosh, Jamie; in my prayer journal, I wrote a prayer today based on Psalm 46:10; I have a stack of Bible verses I know and go through to make sure I know them and I just pulled that one out today to put at the top of my prayer journal and wrote the prayer based on it. Here's the link to it

its a prayer for our country; but it also is knowing to be still and wait on the Lord

Happy early birthday! I think it is neat you are doing Thanksgiving that day too! I will pray for you for an extra special day :)


Arlene (AJ) said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving and birthday Jamie. You'll all be in my special thoughts and I'll be thinking of your Jay when he has his chemo tomorrow, which just happens to be my husband Jerry's birthday.