Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Overwhelmed and Thankful



We are unable to begin to thank you for your support, calls, messages, and offers to do “anything we need, anytime we need it” from just so many. 

Over the last 48 hours, we have been reduced to tears so many times as you have communicated your love to our family and our church. God is so good to show His love to us through His people. Thank you for helping to bear our burdens during this season of our lives.

Today began the next part of our marriage adventure as we met with my oncologist. The meeting went well with lots of explanations of what is going on in my body, the stage of my cancer, along with what seems to be ahead for us. God has favored us with a doctor who is a Christ-follower and an expert in this field. 

He has scheduled me for a port for my chemotherapy and a bone marrow biopsy. This is all happening quickly, and then we will start my fight in earnest. In God’s good providence, I should take my treatments less than 5 minutes from our church and also very close to where Andrea is employed. 

Our urgent prayers are that the bone marrow will be healthy, the med port installation will not result in infection, and that the most substantial “dessert plate-sized” tumor will not impede any further than it is upon my lung or windpipe. (I have grown rather fond of breathing.) Truly, our most urgent prayer is for God to use this in our lives for His glory.

Our family is so glad to be a part of the family of God. Thank you for joining us in praying that we will ‘Love God, Trust God, and Live for God.” We continue to be in awe of His grace and goodness and overwhelmed by your love for our family. ~Rodney

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