On October 3, 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After the hardest 2 weeks of my life and more biopsies and tests, we have reached a plan of treatment with my wonderful team of doctors. I will be getting a portacath placed in surgery on Tuesday 10/24/17 and then begin my first round of chemo (anticipating 8 rounds of chemo) starting 10/26/17. If my body will tolerate it, which we pray it will, then I will get treatments every 2 weeks. This will be followed by surgery and radiation...but I will try not to get ahead of myself:)
While this has been a complete surprise and absolutely knocked my neat little world off kilter, I believe in a benevolent Heavenly Father who will hold me through this and help Chris and our boys with whatever each day may bring. I have been a 'control freak' most of my life and this has quickly taught me that I am not in control. I am giving this over to God. The Carrie Underwood song, "Jesus Take the Wheel" comes to my mind as I write this.
In the midst of this trial, I have been overwhelmed with blessings from others. I have never felt so loved in my life, which is huge as I have never felt unloved from my wonderful family and friends. I thank each of you that come here to show support. We have been blessed by so many offers to help, that we are humbled. I have gotten bible verses and prayed with friends in person and over the phone just when I needed it. The most amazing thing happened the Sunday after my diagnosis when sweet friends, having no idea what our week had brought, showed up with dinner for us as a 'random act of kindness'. (Thank you, Sprinkle family!) In that moment when I told my friend of my diagnosis, I felt the love of God who sends us what we need, just when we need it.
I have always been a 'private' person, but I know that I need the support and so will Chris, Grayson, Ryder and Taggart. Thank you, thank you for caring for us.
2 Corinthians 4:8: We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.