I'm going to be completely honest and tell you that I have put off writing this post.
I wish I could tell you that we got to Houston and everything went wonderfully.
I wish I could tell you that mom's CT scan was completely normal and showed that the cancer had not spread.
I wish I could tell you that the Lord had healed her and we are rejoicing.
My mom has seven tumors in her liver.
They are inoperable at this time.
We have an appointment on Monday to meet with an oncologist to begin chemotherapy treatments locally as soon as possible. Our prayer is that the chemotherapy can shrink the tumors to the point she can have surgery in about four months (we go back to Houston the end of January). Either they will operate and remove all seven, or they won't operate at all. It's all or nothing when it comes to removing cancerous tumors in the liver.
If the chemotherapy does not shrink the tumors enough to operate then, as the doctor put it,
we begin "buying time."
My friends, I believe that Jesus is the Healer, and I believe He can heal my mom.
But I will be honest with you and admit that sometimes my faith feels very weak.
Sometimes I take my eyes off of the Healer and I focus on the diagnosis.
Sometimes I feel very hopeless.
Sometimes I carry this burden instead of laying it at His feet.
I need your prayers for my mom and dad (Donna and Robert).
Our family needs prayer as we walk through this trial.
We need a touch from the Master's hands.
Thank you all for praying.
I promise to get back to posting about much lighter things soon, but right now my heart is pretty heavy. I humbly ask for your prayers.
May the Lord bless you all.