Monday, December 31, 2012


It is 4 hours before 2013 settles itself in.

Do I have any resolutions? No. I plan on living through this coming year; I guess that is as ambitious as I will get.

2012 was a year of happiness and of struggle. Aren’t most years like that for everyone? 

And while it is human instinct to dwell on all that I do NOT have because of cancer, I will not give the devil the satisfaction of pointing out what he has taken from me. He loves getting the recognition. He will not get it from me.

I do not know what 2013 will hold, but I know Who holds my future in His hands. Without the Lord as my refuge and strength, I could not wake up day after day. I am so grateful to my Savior for his promises and his comfort. I am so grateful to my husband and son, both men of unwavering faith in my healing....the two of them are my oxygen and my sunlight.

I have my next PET scan 3 days from now. By Thursday afternoon, I will have an idea of what the next months will mean for me. I pray for good news, and I know God is good and faithful no matter what the news is. I wait on Him until He finishes writing my story.

Happy New Year!


Cole said...

Thank you for letting me know what to pray for specifically!! He is on the throne today, tomorrow, and Thursday...and every day after that and will certainly be wrapping His loving arms around you each and every one of those days. You amaze me as you embrace His strength and put two feet on the floor when so many would just pull the covers up further. He shines through you already, Mary. A brilliant, breath-takingly beautiful light exudes and my breath catches in my throat as my tears flow when I do let myself think of the day science results catch up with what we already know, He's healed you. Love that image and love you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Mare, look to the stars , take deep breaths when out looking @ them, and know I am thinking and praying for you. I wish I could be there. You amaze me !
Forever your friend
love you

Pipsylou said...

Thinking about you this very instant. Tried to post this earlier from my iPod and it wouldn't work.