Love wins!

I don’t really know how to begin this blog post.

I guess I’ll just start with a back story. Five years ago as of January 18th my mom, Charlene was declared cancer free, and she was considered to be in remission. She is the strongest most beautiful woman I know. Even cancer couldn’t taint her beauty and grace. She had stage 3 cervical cancer and a 70% survival rate. She beat the odds and I never doubted for a moment that she would.

This week was particularly hard for my family. Just six days after the anniversary of her survival date, she landed in the hospital. Her lungs were filling with fluid among other things and her doctor had her admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital. After four days and three nights of being poked and prodded at the results came in.

We had waited intently for these results but as the doctor walked through the door I can remember thinking how I wanted to just stay in this limbo of not knowing. The doctor didn’t waste any time to let us know that her cancer has returned. This time in her lymph nodes. Everything sounded muffled as the doctor said things like, “now is the time to surround yourself with loved ones”. I felt a lump in my throat and I couldn’t even swallow.

I couldn’t say anything, all I could do was lift my tear filled eyes up to a cross that hung on the hospital room wall. I clung to that cross the entire time the doctor spoke, as she gave numbers I gave all my thoughts to God. I couldn’t find the words to pray in that moment but I just thought, “No, that cross has the final word, God has the final report.”

I don’t accept the doctor’s report. I respect the doctor and her report don’t get me wrong. But my faith is strong and I have hope that by the stripes of Jesus my mother will yet again overcome this. The Bible says that we may come boldly to God’s throne when we are sick asking for his mercy and healing. Jesus still has the power to heal us, and if what I am asking for is a miracle, then I come boldly to the throne of God and I declare that my Jesus is STILL in the business of making miracles, and I won’t move until I see it happen!

I ask that you will all believe this with me. Please pray for my mom and stand in agreeance with me today that in the name of Jesus she will be healed. Please add her to your prayer list’s and remember her in your nightly prayers.

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
-Hebrews 4:16

6 thoughts on “Love wins!

  1. Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths

    Charlene,
    I don’t know you personally and I don’t 100% understand what you’re going through, but know that God does still practice modern day miracles. A friend of mine was diagnosed with lymphoma at 19 years old and was told she didn’t have good odds. The doctors gave her 2 years if she was lucky. Now, she is 27, married, and has a beautiful daughter, something the doctors told her she would never be able to have. Like I said, miracles DO happen, just keep your faith strong and turn to God whenever you feel weak hearted; turn to Him and praise him for the good days. He is always there when you need Him. I was in a similar situation that you were in. I had a scare a few months after my son was born, four years ago now, and was told that I had precancerous cells in my cervix. I prayed every day and I believe that it was through my advid prayer that healed me, because God knew what was in my heart; He had and still has a greater plan for me. Charlene, you are a fighter, a survivor. You know how to beat things that many can not. Continue to pray and I know God will see you through, because God will never leave you. Stay strong, your family loves you!!

    Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

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