Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thanks to the Many

Wes had his surgery Monday and all is going well. Dr. Selman said we will get on with our lives and soon "have this behind us and the pain will be forgotten!" Yeah!

We couldn't have made it through without all of our friends and family praying for us -- I came across the following in my reading last week:

"...we were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many." 2 Corinthians 1:8-11

Thanks to the many of you for your prayers!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Waiting Room

April 25, 2005
The day Wes was diagnosed with bladder cancer. First you think - well, you don't know what to think.

When we made plans in the past it has been with the attitude of "if this is God's will". One of Wes' favorite passages of scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."

Waiting is the hardest part. Waiting for the results of a biopsy. Waiting for the doctor's recommendation. Waiting for the day of surgery. Waiting to see how well you recover. Waiting to stop thinking about it at least every minute of every day.

The outlook is good. Surgery is scheduled - the tumor will be removed - he will have future monitoring but it is realistic that this will take care of it. Of course, to know that we have to wait.