Friday, December 23, 2011

My Christmas gift

God is amazing. His mercy to us is abounding. This last week I have been carrying a burden that's grown heavier by the day. And to be honest if the burden was not lifted I would not be sharing. Who wants to be a Christmas joy stealer? Not me.

They found a shadow on my Mom's lung about a week and a half ago. An ugly shadow that was found after some routine bloodtests came back all wrong. The shadow concerned the specialists so much that they ran a series of very intrusive tests this week. And they met with my parents late this afternoon.

This week has been so bad. I have believed and prayed with all my might. My God is more than able. But in the early hours I have been waking, fighting the fear that I will lose my beautiful mother.


My Mom will need a lung removed as the shadow is indeed a malignant cancer. But. And such a blessed-Christmas-gift BUT, it is contained. Contained within that lung. Thank you God. Thank you so much. My Mom faces major surgery that will take months to recover from. That's huge. But her life expectancy is normal without that lung.

This is the best Christmas gift to me. We face big challenges early next year but there's a positive outcome to embrace this Christmas. I thank God from the bottom of my heart for my incredible mother.

Merry Christmas indeed!



makeitgiveit said...

Oh big, big journey! Prayers for more miracles and a speedy recovery. Sending you all love for a special Christmas. That is a beautiful photo too. Merry Christmas x

Widge said...

ooooh what a horrible burden for you over the week :( So glad there is the big BUT carrying awesome hope xoxo

Leonie said...

Oh Sammy what a week!! Your poor Mum and family. I will be praying for a speedy recovery for her.

PaisleyJade said...

Oh Sammy - so glad that it is contained and can be removed and she can live normally! Have a blessed Christmas and will keep your mum in my prayers!!

Simoney said...

Oh wow Sammy, I am reading this at 2am.
Yes, 2am.
I really need to go to bed (just finished wrapping Christmas prezzies)... but just wanted to let you know that I have READ this post and if I can help in ANY way - if WE can help - you must tell me.
You are not doing this life journey alone.
I am well able to just get in my car and come to you, bring you coffee, pastries, a shoulder... whatever you need WHEN you need it.
Will be thinking of you this Christmas and so glad that the outcome is a positive one - even though it will still be difficult.
luv you.

weza said...

What a positive outcome to a very scary unknown for your Mum. I am so happy that you got this news before christmas so that you can all relax and enjoy the day without wondering.
All the best for her future operations and recovery. xxx

Venessa said...

what a blessing that it is contained to the one lung! will be sending prayers for her and your family as you all face the surgery and recovery time. Merry Christmas to you all!

Meghan at MNM's said...

God is good. Will be praying for you all over the coming months. Pray you can all have a wonderful family time together this Christmas xx

Cat said...

God is soooooo good
love all the love and prayers coming out of this space
they come from me as well over the oceans

Love Light and Peace to you and yours this Season of Love

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