Wednesday, April 6, 2011

breast cancer & a brain tumor

My mom, after a routine mamogram...days after the news of a brain tumor, was told that she has a mass. Yesterday, a call...cancer...its breast cancer.

She didn't want to tell anyone until we knew for certain. Probably because...ITS CRAZY. Breast cancer and a tumor. That's impossible...right?
This is where I broke a table full of unfolded laundry, tissues all over, my lifeline in hand, and dear friends praying. So, after they leave I snap a picture. This is what holy ground looks like.

She asks me to share...but I can't. I'm literally frozen.

After a long night of silence...In the morning I feel compelled to write.

I wake up and have a life filled, treasure in my inbox. This was her gift today... A letter, from God himself...written to her. Heavenly assurance, purpose for the fire, hope in the be more precious than gold, so precious in His hands. Beautiful, pure, holy. Praise wells up. Glory be His name.

1 Peter 1:3-7

A Heavenly Inheritance

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Please pray dear friends. Please pray. God is listening.


Shari said...

There is His plan, not ours, but I will be praying 24/7 for you all. Peace to you guys in this trying time. Love, Shari

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful perfect prayer/passage! We are praying for you all during this trial. We love you guys, Amanda

Victoria said...

Shelly, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's health struggles. I cannot imagine. I had you in my thoughts & prayers when I read the first news. I will add your mother to my church's prayer list and know you continue to be in my thoughts.