Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I really don’t have much to blog about, but I thought I would just check in. It is a snowy Tuesday. After having seen our green grass for 2 weeks, it is sure discouraging to see a world of white out there again. We South Dakotans are SICK of winter this year. Spring cannot come soon enough.

I had good numbers from my CBC yesterday. My immune system continues to stand strong with the chemo. Praise God for that.

My brother and sister-in-law were here overnight on Sunday…..driving home to Duluth from the west coast. It was so great to see them. They came a day earlier than planned to stay ahead of the storm coming through the Midwest today and tomorrow. Wish we lived closer together.

Our carpenters are being extremely hit-and-miss about coming to do their thing. Here one day and then not for 3. Apparently they do not understand that living in chaos is not pleasant. I would really like my basement back! But, once again, looking at it all with a cancer patient’s eye, the importance of house rehab being completed pales with time.

I found an encouraging quote the other day by J.M. Farrow: We need to push logic and reasoning aside and focus on God and His promises. Satan is constantly looking for ways he can cause us to doubt God's Word because he knows that if he can succeed, he can get us to believe his lies. One thing is certain---a lack of faith will make us waver. It will cause us to doubt God’s ability and willingness to do the impossible on our behalf. It’s God’s desire that we be “fully persuaded” that he is able to work wonders in our lives, even when our circumstances are screaming defeat at us.

The more promises for healing I read about in Scripture, the stronger is my unwavering faith that God will do as He has promised because His Word never fails. That is where Dick and I have parked our faith and that is where we will stay until we see “the evidence of things unseen.”

I am so grateful to God for the strength He has bestowed on my husband, who in turn pours it over me daily. Belief in my healing oozes out of him, and it blesses me every hour of my life. I feel as if when God created Dick, He was thinking about what kind of man Mary would need in her life for her cancer journey many decades later, and then He formed and breathed life into the embryo that would be my eventual husband. It is not by chance that I am married to this man. It is by design.

Thank you Julie and MR for the rich prayer Wednesdays together. Your commitment to my healing is beyond my scope of understanding. Peg, you tell me……buck naked or butt naked……I laughed so hard! You being in Hawaii brings back such fun memories of when you and I were in Maui in ’80 with Sue. Hope you have an amazing time with your boys. I am praying hard that Dwight is having a good week with few limitations!! Sandy, thank you for the push to get serious about the leg. I am. Susan, I don’t need to tell you how much I love you and am taking great strength from your total belief that I will be healed …..you already know. I CAN. NOT. WAIT til our girl-cation. Get Mary Jane born ASAP so we can plan our trip!!

 He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted. Ps 9:12

1 comment:

Pipsylou said...

Oooh, I so needed that quote today. And which is it? Buck or Butt?