April 29, 2013

The 24 Hour Waiting Period

Get your mammogram people BECAUSE mammograms pick up things you can NOT see or feel. Please make it part of your yearly routine. Do NOT put it off! XOXO

By now you've read these two posts: Double Whammy (Part 1) and Double Whammy (Part 2)

The day before my yearly OBGYN and Mammogram appointments I had seen this status update and liked it so much I shared it on my own Facebook wall: Every unfair situation, every sickness you've endured, God is saying, “It's not the end. I have something great in your future.” ~Joel Osteen

On that day I had thought about all of the unfair situations I have endured in my life including sickness and how God always provides. In this life and in the next He keeps His promises and we can most certainly walk in the knowledge of the fact that we belong to Him. I had no idea how significant Joel Osteen's post would be until my doctor's appointment the next day.

After I got home before I received that heart-wrenching phone call I had heard Amy Grant's song Don't Try So Hard on K-Love Radio. These words specifically spoke to me:These words specifically spoke to me: Don’t try so hard – God gives you grace and you can’t earn it – Don’t think that you’re not worth it – Because you are – He gave you His Love and He’s not leaving – Gave you His Son so you’d believe it – You’re lovely even with your scars – Don’t try so hard.

My AWESOME husband reminded me of Luke 12: 22-26 NIV: Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Then he posted  Isaiah 41:10 on my Facebook wall: Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed; for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Ironically my friend Becki of Momma's Time shared the same exact verse with me! Coincidence? Nope!! It was a blessing.

Isaiah 41:10 then made me think of the verse that Aunt Barb shared with me in Summer 2010: The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. ~Zephaniah 3:10

Then I heard this song by Kutless: Even If

Here I am a week later completely changed knowing God is still the same. He keeps His promises and He provides even when we don't understand His plan.


  1. I love you, friend! I am praising God that everything is OK with you! I have been reading along and just reading your words... I mean, we messaged each other, but reading your posts is so powerful - I believe God moves in people and that He moved in YOU!

  2. Love you too, Becki! Last week was pretty intense and stressful. One thing I thought was ironic is when I have my follow-up mammogram in 6 months it will be October which happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’m really glad they are making me go back in 6 months. I’m also glad my OBGYN wants to know if and when I do have another cycle. He’s pretty thorough like that. He’s the same doc that discovered my golf ball-sized growth on my right ovary when I was in my late 20’s. These two specialists are the ones that keep me with this particular health care system because my regular family doc is in a complete different health care system. The nice thing is they all interact with one another for my benefit which is how it’s supposed to be. I told myself I’m not going to worry between now and October. I saw my pictures for myself and the doctor reassured me and answered all of mine and Don’s questions. I’m feeling pretty good now.


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