My friends & family, I ask you to keep my dear friend, Dana, & her - TopicsExpress


My friends & family, I ask you to keep my dear friend, Dana, & her family in your prayers. Her grace, peace, & words are an inspiration to me. I hope this post may help others fighting a similar battle. Thank you xoxo: This is a very difficult post to write but I am not sure how else to share with all of you because it is difficult to respond and send out to each one of you who has been faithfully walking with us through this time. I was diagnosed with breast cancer Oct 30. I am having surgery tomorrow and will be at the West Shore Hospital most likely until Saturday. I have been struggling sharing this on facebook because it seems so private but I consider you all my friends and we feel it is important to share our story. This has been a total shock, a trying two weeks full of lots of stress and decisions and we still feel we are living a dream and that this is not reality, but tomorrow it is. I feel that I am called to share with all of you what God has done for us and what he is doing for us. He sounded my alarm four weeks ago to go in for the mammogram/US, he guided the US to find this cancer, he sent me to a surgeon the next business day who I felt completely at peace with and supported and agreed with my treatment decisions, he gave me a medical community to rely on through friends for advice, and despite every person telling me it would be 4-6 weeks until surgery he had Nov 6 just for me. When the OR scheduler says she is flabbergasted and has never had an opening this fast, that my friends is God not rescuing me from the trial but providing comfort and a path for me to take that is best for me. I have reconnected with friends who I have not spoken to for a very long time, and he has shown his great love for me and my family through many of you and I will be forever grateful for that gift. Our lives have refocused, we have set the reset button of what is meaningful and true in life and what is just BUSY--Being under Satans Yoke. I learned that from a wonderful mentor years ago but had forgotten. What you can do for us: 1. Pray, ask God to be with us and give us strength and hope and peace as we walk this road. 2. Love my kids, give them grace, be kind to them. I am heartbroken that they have to go through this. We have had a long four years with each of us having a hospitalization. Please do not ask them specific questions, tell your kids not to ask specifics but just to show them support and treat them normal. It is scary for them and they should not have to try and figure this out. Ask me, I will tell you. 3. Be kind to others, make time to reconnect, make that call, do not assume someone else will do it. There are so many needs and so much brokenness in this world and we can all make a difference if we stop being so busy. We will never be able to repay the kindness that has been shown to us these last few days but we will try and just thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for being our friends. 4. Hug and love your spouses and your kids and then do it some more. Surgery is at noon tomorrow and is to last about 5-6 hours. My life verse: Philippians 3 13-14 Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. May the God of peace who knows your name bless each of you and your families tonight.
Posted on: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:46:03 +0000

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