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Look up … God is there
Look up … God is here
Greetings to all,
Ten years ago this week when I was first diagnosed with MDS/AML we went through all of the wondering, asking questions, searching, and “why me?” was always at the forefront of it all. Then I remembered that a friend on Internship had taught me to turn that question around to “why not me!” Jennae kept searching, looking for signs, and then one day as she looked out my hospital room window, she saw the steeple on the church that was across the street from the hospital in downtown Bismarck. She looked up, and it taught us to continue to look up!
Jennae wrote the poem above then, and we continue to this day to look up. Sometimes we are greeted by the steeple of a church building, sometimes by an eagle flying,sometimes by a snow flake, a rain drop, or the stars above … all symbols of God’s presence through you and your prayers!
At this time of year, at the anniversary of my diagnosis, we think back to all that has happened in these last ten years. We remember all of the support that you have provided through your thoughts, words, and prayers as we have navigated the twists and turns of this journey with cancer. We know that we are not alone. God was there. God is here. Anywhere we go, God is already there! Look up to see the evidence of God’s presence.
Again, thank you all for your thought a nd prayers, and know that we think of you often and include you in our prayers as well.
Blessings and peace,Jeff and Jennae