Friday, December 18, 2009

A Day for Rejoicing

In the midst of the joy of the Christmas season, I have another cause for rejoicing. Yesterday, we found out that our friend, Shelly's, cancer was totally self-contained, stage one and gone. The Doc says for insurance she needs to have three chemo treatments. When we think of what this diagnosis could have meant, we are shouting for joy. Before the doctor left the examining room, she told him how very relieved she was. He turned to Pat and I and said with a big smile on his face, "She does know about the chemo, doesn't she?"

The past nine weeks, since Bruce and Shelly's accident, have been a nightmarish blur most of the time. As awful as this accident was, and considering we still don't know the outcome for Bruce, we also know that without it, Shelly might well have lost her life to cancer. Does anyone see the hand of God in this? I sure do.

So, today, dear bloggy friends, as you continue to pray for Bruce's recovery, which is very, very slow, take a moment to thank God for this life saving news about Shelly.

~Hippo Hugs~


Dagmar said...

Truly a blessing, thank you for sharing this wonderful news. Blessings to you!

Laura said...

What wonderful news! I pray that God continues to bless this special couple.

Faye said...

Oh Pam....that is the best news I've heard all week....thanks for sharing :)

Renie Burghardt said...

SORRY I'm late commenting about the great news, Pam. I just got home from a stay in the hospital. I am so glad about the good news for Shelly. I will keep her and Bruce in my prayers.

Midlife Mom said...

What wonderful news Pam! Yes, I can see God's hand in so many things! Will keep them both in my prayers as they continue to heal.

Will be thinking of YOU on Monday as you brave the crowds! Yes, we would do anything for our children wouldn't we?! Sometimes when I see my son just sooooooo tired from working so hard I just wish I could take some of the load for him, which I can't, but I would as I know you would.

Have a wonderful Christmas Sunday!!!

Dorothy said...

I'll pray for your friend as I'm a two time cancer survivor (breast and Ovarian) my last bout January 08 chemo and I'm doing great....

Thus, I wish the same to you and hope your able to maintain all the strength you need to share with family and friends over the next few months.

Dorothy from grammology

Monogram Queen said...

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
So glad to hear this wonderful news. Continued Blessing to you and all of you friends and loved ones Pam!

Tracy said...

It's the news we've been praying for!