So my plan is to talk about how I'm growing in the Lord on Wednesdays, or at least try to share what He's been doing in my life. Here we go:
My family has been through a LOT over the past few weeks. Well, I guess it's been over the past few months. While we were celebrating the birth of a brand new baby (My little L), and celebrated another year with my Sweet T, we found out that my poor dad had Kidney Cancer. (I think I need to stop having babies because every time I do, someone in my family is diagnosed with cancer... my grandma found out she had Breast Cancer the day after Sweet T was born). The tumor was small and easy to get to. Surgery was scheduled for December 21st. Why on earth did they have to schedule it so close to Christmas??? Why did they make him wait TWO MONTHS before removing this CANCER?!?! We'll never know, but that's the way it all went down. We rejoiced in the Lord that it was caught early and was going to be a pretty easy (although painful) surgery. At least it would be over and done with after that...or so we thought. Our prayers were answered and surgery went according to plan. He even made it home just in time for Christmas, Little L's first Christmas! Hooray, Thank You, Jesus! But just a few days later, he was rushed by ambulance back to Walter Reed. Another surgery, a blood transfusion, and lots more pain later, and my dad is doing better. Apparently an artery started hemorraging. It's just been an up and down roller coaster ever since that first surgery. Here we are a couple weeks later and my dad is still having issues. This STINKS! Seriously! So how does this have to do with God? Well, I think that God "speaks" to me mainly through music. I know he uses people and reading too, but for whatever reason, I'm often moved most by songs I hear on the radio. One of the mornings while I was driving all the way to the hospital...again... to see my poor dad who was in terrible pain and not knowing what was going to happen, I heard a song that spoke exactly what I needed to hear. It said what I needed to pray. It was by Kutless and it gave me such peace and reminded me Who my trust is in... the Savior! I'm going to try to post a link to the song on Youtube, but this whole blogging thing is new to me...forgive me if it doesn't work :)
You are everything I need!