Thursday, April 7, 2011

crawl away

Deuteronomy 7:9
“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

I'm weary and tired today. I want to crawl away. Pretend its not happening. I feel like I'm in emotional/spiritual bootcamp and I'm tired. My instructor is trying to get my eye contact, hold my gaze, and keep me going...for my own good. :) Or maybe He just wants to catch me on my way down.
God's word and laughter have been good medicine...and I'm hoping the nap I'm about to take is the cherry on top. :) But thats just me. And that's just today.
I'm sure my mom has a different story...full of hope and joy. :)

In hopes to keep all informed...

The news today is that my moms brain tumor is benign and they will try a
non-invasive radiation treatment to shrink or stunt tumor growth. Its a dedicated, daily-5 week treatment. This will hopefully put off surgery for a year or two. The brain surgeon at UCLA said most definitely the priority has shifted to the breast cancer. He feels the breast cancer must be treated, first, before they attempt anything for the brain tumor.
She is already experiencing some loss of function/feeling in her face from
the brain tumor. sigh... This makes me so sad.
If the loss of function gets worse, they will go in right away and remove the tumor.
Here is what we are praying for, of course if and only if it falls into God's will...
We are praying that she retains function, beats this breast
cancer, and that the radiation would work in shrinking the brain tumor.
Tuesday is her appointment with the breast surgeon.

Hang with us looks like a long road ahead.


Denise and Mike Meacham said...

My heart is weary with you my dear friend. My Bible study leader shared this quote from Phillip Keller with us last week: "It is in the sure knowledge that He knows full well the best way to make me attractive to His eyes that I shall rest beneath His strong hands. In His presence I shall find peace. No matter what storms, trials or stress are brought to bear upon my soul I shall see them as His tools for shaping my character into a winsome piece of His workmanship." Praying with my whole heart for your mom. Love you all!

Shelly said...

Thanks Denise! That is amazing...I love the image of him shaping me. Beautiful.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Shelly, I am so sorry to hear this about your beautiful, fabulous Mom. I am praying for her daily, and for all of you. xo Lidy

Anonymous said...

Shelly: Keeping your sweet mom in prayer for God to direct medical personnel to make the right decisions for her. We also pray for Jeff and the rest of the family to be a strong support system for her, walking in faith. Love you all! Teri

Victoria said...

Wow! Sounds a little like good news for the brain tumor. I am still praying for your mom and your lovely family. :-)