Good bye 2015. Hello 2016!
On December 31, 2014, last New Year's Eve, I had been living 6 weeks since my cancer diagnosis.
A puppy needs to be with their mama 6 weeks until they're "weaned".
The usual time for recovery from surgeries.
At the end of 2014, I listed the issues that had arisen since my diagnosis. Here they are with their current status:
My sister-in-law was battling her second bout of breast cancer.
- Her last treatment will be next month. She continues to have a strong, positive attitude. And who wouldn't? She will be greeting her a grandchild from her daughter! Last year at this time, she was fighting for her life - and still is. This year she is preparing to greet a new life!
My Aunt was undergoing radiation therapy to treat her breast cancer.
- She has successfully completed radiation and is cancer free. She is back to taking care of her "orphan" cats!
- I'm cancer free - a survivor. I've realized that I'm not ready to call myself a "thriver" yet. But soon. I'm even more in love with my dear husband, closer to my son, taking in the beautiful views of nature from all around me. I have found a new "quiet time" space in my craft studio next to my window. The view is beautifully inspiring. One foot in front of the other to a new life. Hello 2016!
During my 6 weeks (ha! another 6 weeks time frame!) of radiation, I discovered a phenomenal Christian radio station - KLOVE! As I drove down Mesa to Texas Oncology I would listen to it - sometimes blasting it as a specific song spoke to my spirit. I would even sometimes sing to it as loud as I could - not a pretty sound - but hey, God hears my singing through my Big Brother, so it's o.k! I purchased these songs and now listen to them at home, as well as to KLOVE.
Yesterday He gave me a song that I sang all morning. It was a great time of being in His presence as I went through my morning activities. I was also preaching to myself through music, reminding myself of the lessons He taught me during those 6 weeks - and knowing that those lessons still stand. I also know I will continue to glean from them in the future.
Then, this morning, at the same time, the LORD gave me another song! Then I realized He wanted me to share them with you. Sometimes, I may share the same song more than once - it's His plan - not mine! :) Here's the part I sang!
And here's the song! Enjoy!
We all have bumps, bruises, hurts - but by the blood of Jesus, we are flawless. This year, I have definitely experienced bumps, bruises and hurts, but by the blood of Jesus, I am an overcomer - and so are you my dear friend, so are you!