Dear Praying Friends,

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,  is working for us a far more  exceeding and eternal weight of glory….” II Cor. 4:17

It seems in the grand scheme of God’s plan for our lives that there are ebbs and flows, progress and set backs, ups and downs. In my experience as I’ve lived with cancer for these past five plus years, this has certainly proven to be true.  As I approach each cancer treatment, I truly don’t know which direction my cancer protein will go.  I remain surprised when it falls (which is good!) and also when it rises (which is bad!).  Either way, I must trust God as He works through this circumstance in my life and those around me.

I received very happy news this time that my cancer counts dropped (which is great!) about 300 points!

This was a little unexpected since they rose 100 points last time around.  In fact, so much has happened in our lives since I last wrote that there is a great mystery as to what affects the cancer for good or ill.  We traveled overseas for our son, Stephen’s wedding to Japan!  About three days before we left both Steve and I got the flu big time and remained sick throughout our two weeks of travel and celebration of Christmas and wedding events!  Then, jet lag set in as well as (I can only say crazy) beginning of our year of traveling. There are too many details to recount, but suffice it to say that God has turned my concern about all the travel, unusual circumstances, sickness and schedule to once again rejoicing in His ultimate control through this cancer journey.

I have to mention this circumstance!  My “special” oncology nurse for many years who really could find the illusive vein I needed, no longer works for my oncologist. So, I was told that one of the first things the office thought about was, “What are we going to do with Terry!” However, the day of my appointment, an ER nurse who I have known since my first cancer in 1998 was working that day! She only comes in to work a couple times a month. I told her God had her there for me!

Please accept my heart felt gratitude for your continued prayers.  I know my well being is directly connected to the unseen world of those who pray.  Thank You!

“….for the thinks which are seen are temporal: but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

God Bless!