“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7 NIV)
Mother's Day weekend was fantastic! We spent some lovely quality time with Mrs Barbara at her "big house". The kids had a great time bonding with nature and their Memere. We even met a nice toad named "Tree". With Memere's help, the boys cut down some small trees and rode in the Kubota, and we filled up the pond with creek water. Lots of fun, laughter, relaxation...just what was needed to take a break from treating cancer (though I believe those breaks are doing amazing things in her body to help fight the Cancer).
I had a lot of emotions about motherhood and my mother-in-law approaching this Mother's Day, and like I sometimes do, I shared them with her via a poem. The title was Mother In Love...and that is exactly how I shall refer to her now. She is much more to me than an "in-law" and my reference to her should reflect that.
She started Cycle 2 this past Thursday. She received another dose of Gemzar and will add in Carboplatin today and receive a Neulasta shot (helps boost her WBC count) tomorrow. This will likely be tough on her body the next few days, but she is armed with an arsenal of supportive medication, the love and concern of her friends and family, the power of prayer and the obvious Presence of our powerful and healing God! She is scheduled for another CT scan on June 3rd. Please pray that the Cancer has stopped growing, or more so DISAPPEARED!! Also, Prayer Warriors, we ask for additional prayers for Mrs. Barbara's mother, Maw Maw Dean. She fell this week and is recovering in the hospital after needing a chest tube and stitches on her ankle.
Heavenly Father, today, in this moment I find a Peace in reading your Word. All I need to do is ask, seek, and knock! Thank you for wanting a relationship with me. And though I desire to know so much more than You reveal to me, I thank You for only giving me the glimpses that are meant for me. It helps me come to You, which is exactly where I need to be. Lord, I pray for my Mother In Love, friends and family that are suffering now, those that need answers and are in a time of unknown. I pray they ask, seek, and knock and find your amazing grace, mercy and healing! In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!