Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Good News-Squared!

There are not many gospel songs that I know or recognize, but the one that I do love is "Oh Happy Day". Today is definitely a happy day and it is appropriate that the song that is going through my head non stop is a song that celebrates faith.

I received my test results back today and they all came back negative. All of them! No cancer in my bones or anywhere else in my body. No evidence of any lymph node involvement at this point. I am thrilled and excited and grateful and incredibly happy. I know that so many people have been praying for me and it worked! Thank you to everyone who has kept me in their thoughts and prayers. Faith is a powerful thing-Oh Happy Day!

As if this wasn't enough good news for one day, I have more! My sister was admitted to the hospital on Saturday to wait for her twin baby girls to arrive. I had one of my hardest days yet on Saturday when she was admitted because I wanted to be there for the birth of my nieces so badly. I struggled hard with the fact that my sister was going through a major life experience and I couldn't help her and that she couldn't be there or help me either while I undergo surgery and recovery.

Today she delivered two healthy beautiful girls with her husband, my mom and me in the room. They are perfect and wonderful and I am so incredibly happy that I could be there to share it with her and be there for my nieces as they entered the world. Rachael and Jillian, your Auntie loves you very, very much. Today is a day that re-establishes my faith in the positive.

Tomorrow I will have my surgery and while I can't say that I am excited to have it done, I can say that I am much calmer going into it now. I know that I have a fight ahead of me, but at least I know the size of the fight now and I know I can do it. Thank you to my cousin Craig for making sure that I am in good hands tomorrow.

I cannot possibly express the gratitude that I feel for all the phone calls, cards, emails, thoughts, prayers and good wishes. Once again I am blessed-Thank you.

1 comment:

Tana Atkinson said...

That is the best news! That is just awesome. You will for sure get through this journey! I have been thinking about you all day knowing that you are going through surgery today. I'm so happy for you! Lots of hugs!