Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thankful Thoughts...

What moved me this week?

For the last couple of months I've intimated that our family has run up against a few bumps on our typically smooth road of life. I've learned a lot about what is truly important as a result of these trials. Inconsequential things that used to concern me have lost significance and meaning. It's much simpler to determine what is crucial or what is immaterial when crises arise. I consider this new-found ability to judge situations and circumstances more clearly a huge blessing.

This week one of the bumps on our road got a whole lot smaller. About a month ago my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with cancer. Preventative surgery followed that diagnosis, and when the pathology reports came back this week it was determined that the cancer hadn't spread -- at all. No further action is necessary. We were weak with gratitude. I'm aware that not all outcomes are this joyous. I'm just grateful that hers was.

What moved me this week? 

1.) The knowledge that prayers are answered. 
2.) The belief that miracles do happen. 
3.) The feeling that God watches over us all.

9 comments:

gfeef said...

I just wanted to thank you for sharing this. It's beautifully written, so simple, and yet as someone else appreciating the beauty of life's bumps perhaps smoothing and the reassurance of en ever present grace from above, it touched me.

marie said...

Praising God for miracles...specifically the one He worked in your daughter-in-law's life!
I'll pray that you continue to feel Him watching over you as you travel over the bumpy road ahead.

Thanks so much for sharing this!

Angie said...

Bless you and yours for such wonderful news.

The White Silk Purse (Dana) said...

I'm so glad the news was good. Blessings to you and yours. I hope the other bumps in the road are smooth soon.

Brianna said...

I can completely relate to your situation. A few years ago I was diagnosed with cancer, and I have been battling setbacks since. This weekend I awarded some less-than-hopeful news, but after saying a zillion prayers and putting my worries in God's hands, I have faith all will work out. And yes, all other "bumps" in the road seem terribly insignificant compared to some obstacles. A change of perspective can reveal the beauty of the world.

Lisa M said...

Wishing you and your family continued blessings. I will include your family in my prayers tonight and will give thanks for His work. God bless you all.

Debie Grace said...

More blessings to come! :)

Julie said...

I am so happy to hear the wonderful news!!!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

So glad you had this outcome to share!