I think that when we were battling cancer we were so focused on that: "Get those tiny monster cells out of my daughter! NOW!" We didn't really think of what the future might/could/would hold.
So I have been trying to find some sign language classes in our area that take kids, that aren't expensive for 4 people and don't end late on a week night.
So Sunday, at church, I went and
So worship time starts...and one of the songs that we sing is from Hillsong. I am not sure that I have heard it before. Here is the song:
Then in my mind and heart I knew that I had to thank him for cancer. I had been going over Philippians 4 with Jared and that is where most of the message came from that morning. Phil 4 says that we should give thanks in all things.
I had thanked God many times for many things in the last 2 years. However, I had never thanked for the cancer. I know that this might sound strange and it felt strange - but it was something that I knew God wanted me to do. I cried as I silently thanked God for the hearing loss and for cancer.
I am sure that there are some of you who think I am outright certifiably crazy. That is OK. I know that in the midst of the storm I couldn't have ever said thank you and truly meant it. I serve the powerful God that is full of grace and love for me and my family and He has shown himself to be very faithful - way beyond what we even deserve.
So yes, this hearing loss continues to be a battle for us. I don't like it. But God has shown Himself to be faithful and I have a reason to worship and a reason to sing.
Maggie has a scan scheduled for Thursday morning. This will be our first one in 6 months and I am leery even tho she shows no outward signs of relapse. The fear is still there. This is our 1.5 year post treatment scan.. As of July she has been 2 years cancer free. Thank you God!
So, what battle do you need to thank the Lord for? Even if it is thru gritted teeth? :)