I thought I would share with you an email I sent out shortly after we received our good news. Please forgive me for not posting this until now. Shortly after our doctor’s appointment, Jared and I left for vacation to restore and rejuvenate at the beach. It was good for our souls! We are now back home and finding our groove again. Each day feels like such a gift and we are so grateful. Thank you for journeying with us! A new insight post will be up again soon…
Dear sweet family and friends,
I wanted to take a moment to express to you how grateful we are for your all of your prayers and support over the last six months. Thank you for all of your encouragement; you have no idea how much it has meant to Jared and me, as well as our families.
Yesterday we had my follow-up doctor’s appointment with my oncologist to discuss the MRI and CT results. I admit that I woke up a bit nervous and so I began talking to the Lord about my fears and hopes. A verse popped in my mind as I was getting ready, and so before we left I found it in my Bible because I knew I needed to cling to truth as I entered the day. “He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear.” Psalm 112:7,8. I told that over and over to myself while we waited.
We were so elated when we finally got word that the MRI and CT came back CLEAN, with no evidence of cancer. To be honest, I am not sure it has quite sunk in yet. For the last 4 months, we have become so accustomed to weekly doctor’s appointments that to hear that we don’t have to go back for a check-up for 3 months is a gift!
Again, thank you for your prayers. I believe wholeheartedly that God heard our prayers, and I am so humbled to be at this point in the journey. I would appreciate your continued prayers for protection of my right ovary and that the cancer would never return. I also would appreciate your prayers for peace for my heart to not fear the what-ifs. This is an area that God is teaching me to trust Him.
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to YOUR name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1
Michelle and Jared