Julie Franken

First post: May 31, 2019 Latest post: Jan 13, 2020
“Tell your mountain about your God”

A few months ago Mom was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. But because of her past cancer history of multiple rounds of radiati­on and chemo, the “normal” protocol for her diagnosis has proven to be a bit more challenging for both her and the doctors.

The past couple of months have felt like a consistent occurrence of one step forward, two steps back… And if you know our mom at all, you know she’s a woman of ACTION.  So needless to say, the waiting & the unknown has been difficult and a true test of faith and trust.

In addition to the cancer diagnosis, she also had some spots removed at the dermatologist of which 2 came back positive for melanoma. She went back to have more of those areas removed but they feel those were in the early stages and caught in time.

Mom is a pretty popular and loved person... J So we decided to start the Caring Bridge site to help keep family and friends up to date on the next steps of her journey. We will post updates on her recovery and prayer requests as we are able.

She will undergo surgery Friday, May 31 at Mayo in Rochester to have the cancer removed. We will try to post an update after surgery is finished. We appreciate your continued prayers for both mom & dad in the next days and months to come.

“Tell your Mountain about your God”

This phrase has stuck with me over the past couple of months as I watch Mom go through this journey again.

Matthew 17:20 – “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.

There’s grace in the opportunity of having faith and asking God for help but there’s also so much power in being able to confront your mountain head on and letting it know who’s Boss. We are meant to move mountains – to see the impossible occur through having Faith. And we have seen Mom overcome the impossible time & time again.  And boy has she moved mountains over the years... And we have the utmost Faith that she will continue to do so.

Specific Prayer Requests for surgery day:

Calming of any worries, fears and anxiety that mom is having

For the Doctors and nurses caring for her

That there is no other lymphnode involvement

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