Tomorrow is the first day of September. September means fall, and fall is my absolute, hands down, favorite time of year!! I love it!!! I love the cooler temperatures. I love the crispness in the air. I love football games and pumpkins and hot chocolate and bonfires.
And I must say I'm ready to leave August behind. August has been hard on my family with my mom's diagnosis and surgery. I really am ready to MOVE ON!!!
My mom's surgery was a week ago tomorrow, and she did FANTASTIC!!! There were no surprises. The surgeon didn't see anything that concerned her, meaning she saw no evidence of tumors in my mom's abdomen. My mom did SO GREAT that she was released from the hospital on SATURDAY!!! Just two days past surgery!!!!! We are in awe of the mighty God we serve. My mom is 78 years old, and had a portion of her colon removed and was released from the hospital 48 hours post surgery!!! She is sore, of course, but she is feeling better and better every day.
The surgeon removed the lymph nodes next to the colon, and we should have biopsy results by the end of this week. If the results are negative (which is our prayer!!) then mom will have CT scans of her abdomen every three months for a year or two, then every six months for a year or two, then every year. If nothing changes, she won't have to have any chemotherapy or radiation. If the biopsy is positive, then treatment will be required and we are taking her to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.
Last Thursday before surgery I prayed with mom and my dad and my sister. I asked for healing and I asked for peace. And I can tell you that God delivered on both!!! We truly are believing that Jesus has healed her. And if He uses surgery and treatment for healing, we still praise Him. This is a serious disease, and we aren't naive, but we serve an awesome God and we know that HE IS WELL ABLE to handle this.
We are thankful to have the surgery behind us and we are READY TO MOVE ON!!!!
So come on September and come on Fall!!!
Please join us in thanking God for His healing power, for His perfect peace, and for His unfailing love for us all!!! We ask that He who has begun a good work in my mom will complete it for His glory!! Please agree with us in prayer.
Now, go buy yourself a pumpkin . . . and a hot chocolate :)!!