A year ago today I had my port put in for chemo. While I was in surgery my father passed away. So this day one year ago was not such a great day. But that being said, I guess it wasn't the worst of days either. Without the port, chemo treatments would have been even worse. At least with the port I didn't have to be stuck with a needle every time.
As for my dad's passing, that was the day my dad got to see Jesus face to face. Just think about it. That must have been so awesome. Plus he got to see my mom again and my brother. He also got to see his parents and his brothers and sisters that passed before him. What a day that must have been. I miss my parents but I wouldn't wish them back for anything. I'm so glad they are no longer suffering and they're in the place I'm striving to get to some day.
I am so thankful to have had the parents that God gave me. I am so blessed. They taught me about Jesus and His saving grace. They showed me how to love and care for others. They truly showed me what it means to be a Christian and to help and be an encouragement to others. I love you mom and dad and miss you both.
I am also thankful for the cancer treatments I've received this last year. And for all the doctors and nurses and technicians and aids who took care of me. I'm thankful that my treatments are finished and that I'm recovering well.
I'm thankful for my husband who has been with me each and every day of this journey. I'm not sure I would have been strong enough to endure this without him. Thank you God for my husband.
I'm thankful too for each one of you who prayed for me or said an encouraging word. Or maybe you sent me a card or a text or email. Each contact meant so much to me and kept me encouraged. I am so grateful to each one of you.
Also, I'm thankful for what I've learned about God during all this. How He's shown me how much He loves me and how faithful He is. There have been some really scary times, but God was always there to comfort and love me. I don't know about my future (none of us do). I don't know for sure that the cancer won't come back, but I do know that God is with me no matter what happens. I'm learning to trust Him more and more. I know I'm in God's hands and that is the best place to be. And that is where I intend to stay. I hope you know my Jesus too.