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February 11, 2019
Thank God For My Cancer Diagnosis. Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Sunday Stats from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Thank God For My Cancer Diagnosis

Yes, you read correctly:  Thank God for my cancer diagnosis.  There's a verse that I remember when I am confused about my journey:  Isaiah 55:8-9.  When life hits, this is my go-to verse, my anchor.  Life has hit.  Dad has been diagnosed with METS (metastatic cancer).  He has advanced stage prostate cancer that metastasized to his bones.  In November 2018 his CT scan was clear, now it's not.  
We are very close - his role throughout my life has been both mother and father.  I thank God that I have been down ...

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July 26, 2018
Saturday's Song: Tell Your Heart To Beat Again Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song:  Tell Your Heart To Beat Again
November 26, 2014.  
"You have a tumor in your breast.  It's really deep in there.  You need a good surgeon because this type of tumor cannot be handled by just any surgeon."

My heart stopped beating for a season.

November 13, 2015.
After 6 months of chemotherapy and 42 days of radiation, I reached the last day of treatment!  
As I drove home, I erroneously believed I would immediately return to the person I was before.

It's been 2 1/2 years and I still live with the effects ...

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April 30, 2018
Still Stitching #6. Finished Panel Quilts. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Still Stitching #6

Still Stitching #5 Still Stitching #7

I'm so sorry, but I just realized I skipped the 6th part in this series, so here it is!  

As you may remember, in my 5th Still Stitching post we looked at how our current point of study can look like within.  But how did I put it into action?  I leaned on my faith as well as past growing experiences.  

I learned that:  “No response is a response.”  I didn’t have to outwardly respond to events.  I could sit still and simply pray.  I learned to give my ...

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Saturday's Song: Still Waiting. Slow Stitching Sunday.. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song:  In the Eye of the Storm
So many times, we find ourselves in various storms wondering what is going on?  Where is God in all this?  I'm learning that He is with me - He is the eye of the storm.  When my life is falling apart, when my hurts are bigger than me, when I'm uncertain of my future, He is there with me.  

I enjoy learning about the backstories of hymns as well as newer songs.  These real life accounts encourage and amaze me.  The story behind Eye of the Storm is no different ...

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April 10, 2018
Still Stitching #7. Yo-Yo's. Book Date. Waiting. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Still Stitching #7
So far, we’ve looked at these principles which I’ve begun learning and implementing in my life with my loved one. 
The first was:
 Then we looked at:
 And now we are looking at:
 As I was thinking about how to discuss this point, I realized that we are discussing detachment with love:  letting our loved one deal with the natural consequence of their behavior instead of rescuing them.

Oh boy!  Was this a hard lesson to learn – it still is – and sometimes I fail miserably.  But, as I pondered this point, the LROD spoke to ...

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November 13, 2017
Finding His Peace. Slow Stitching. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians  4:10
Remember the lesson from Philippians 4:9?

Learn from our mistakes - as Paul did.

Turn it around - as Paul did.

Find God's peace - as Paul did.
I'm working hard to find God's peace with the "new" me.  Yesterday's "Survivor's Rant" is definitely true - frustration and grief abound.  (To understand this post, you might want to read yesterday's post.)  But, I trust God's plan for my life...even this different life post-cancer.  I just need to make peace with it and His will.  

Funny, it seems like an oxy moron - trusting ...

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October 9, 2017
Saturday's Song. I Win - PERIOD! Slow Stitching Sunday. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
I've never done this before, but I am posting a really long song this week.  It begins with Bart Millard's testimony - it's real - no velveteen rabbit stuff here.  I listened.
I cried as I thought of my cancer, my beautiful grandson's lungs (damaged by RSV) and his life threatening, environmental and ingested nut allergy and each of you and your various challenges.
So here it is.

I sent it to my kids and husband.
I sent it to a few friends.
I cried as Jesus touched my heart.  
Tonight, I praise God for ...

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