When God led me to create this blog about embracing the fifty and beyond season of life, I had no clue what was ahead, what was in store for me in my 57th year. With the diagnosis of two diseases, I refuse to allow these struggles to bring a negative tone to my writing.
Yes, God is mighty, and He is with me! Every Christian has great hope in the Lord. We are assured of our safety as we cling to Him.
I promise to give updates about general medical aspects here and there, but in no way will my sicknesses be a central theme of this blog. God is our faithful Lord, and I refuse to live in fear. He gave me a sense of humor, and I thrive on humorous things that occur in life. `
I also thrive on Christian music and God’s Word, so you’ll see regular encouragement through songs and scriptures. This song by Big Daddy Weave especially spoke to me last week.
God is simply giving me a new story – or rather adding another rich layer to my life story. A couple of days after hearing about the suspected lung cancer, I thanked God for it. I knew already that the tests would be positive because the Lord ministered to me one night as I slept. We know it’s God when He visits us. We are His sheep, and we know His voice. We know Him intimately, and vise-versa.
I also had to thank the Lord for the MS diagnosis in November. Without that diagnosis, the cancer could have remained undetected until a much later stage. I joke these days about my “certifiable brain damage” (proven in the MRI scans for MS treatment) – an excuse I use often when it’s obvious my thinking is miss-firing. Ha! Don’t you wish you had that excuse? (It sure comes in handy!) 🙂
After these past three months of constant testing and doctor visits, our lives will soon calm to a slower pace of occasional treatments followed by rest, a special diet, and some swimming exercise. Losing my hair will bring a reason to wear all the scarves I cast aside during those recent hot flash years. See? Never throw scarves away. You never know when you’ll need them again (although, I hope not for this reason)!
I plan to write regularly as I go through chemotherapy treatments during the months ahead. And, I appreciate your prayers very much! My family and I have great hope that the treatments will bring healing and extend my life in years.
If you’d like to read my update post at Curtain Queen Creates, click here.
I’m thrilled you are with me on this journey of faith through our fifties and beyond. It’s always a scream to have friends along for the fun, right? 🙂
Blessings, my friends~