Thursday, May 2, 2013
Good News! 5-1-13
Yesterday we were anxious as we prepared ourselves for what the doctors might tell us. Just thinking about the possibility of having to go though chemo again made Richie dry heave all morning. It was awful. We tried not to worry, we knew that God is in complete control of Richie's health. In the blink of an eye He could change the tumor markers to normal. That would be no big deal for God. We know that! Why do our minds always jump to the worst case scenario? I guess it's because we are constantly in a state of sanctification and will never quite rid ourselves of the chronic case of fear and distrust. But, we are learning, and God is tenderly leading our sinful selves in the path of righteousness.
The doctors told Richie that he couldn't be doing any better, and that his tumor markers were trending down, which is a very good thing and would not happen unless the elevated number was something other than cancer. The number was down to 6, which is good. They don't have to see Richie again until July. Hallelujah! We were absolutely ecstatic leaving the office yesterday. "When are we going to learn?" I asked Richie. When are we going to learn not to waste an entire morning agonizing over what could happen?
Thank you so much for all of your prayers everyone...we continue to be humbled and encouraged by the love and care from each of you. God bless!
Isaiah 52:10 Jesus is God's holy arm. He is the arm of strength...fully extended, clothed in majesty, stretched forth to heal, mighty to protect, gentle to uphold, covering you with mercies, embracing you in grace, holding you firmly with love."