Monday, March 9, 2015

Day of Prayer and Fasting - March 12th


For those that have been with us since the beginning of all this craziness, you might remember one of my sorority sisters organized a day of prayer and fasting for our family back in July. Our church has organized another one for March 12th this week (thanks Lisa for the pic above! Note: the balloons are a reference to a vision that I have for 4ish years from now).

We will be back at MD Anderson this week on the 12th for meetings with my oncologist, surgeon, and radiation-oncologist. I honestly have no idea what the plan going forward is going to look like. It is actually a little exciting to see what they come up with for me!

There was a request for an extended list of prayer requests to help guide those that choose to pray and/or fast for us that day that you can find below. Brad wrote a note about fasting to explain it last time to those not familiar with the practice- you can read it here.

It is always fun for me to see who is praying for me (especially people that I don't even know!). There is a prayer map I keep pins in for all the locations where folks are praying. You can enter your info here.

Thank you for taking time to lift our family up. I believe God hears your prayers and is working a miracle in my life/body/cancer. Thank you!

Prayer Requests 

Health
+Protection against circulating tumor cells landing and growing in any of my organs, bones, or cross lymph nodes/left breast - NO DISTANT METASTASES
+That I would be completely and totally healed of cancer- that every single cell would be destroyed through my cancer treatments- that I would get to live a long life serving my husband and kids
+My surgery and drain incisions would heal rapidly and without infection
+Wisdom for my team of doctors (oncologist, radiation-oncologist, surgeon) - that they would create the most optimal next steps for my treatment (start radiation, more chemo, chemo/radiation, something else/radiation, some other novel thing I've never even heard about, etc.)
+If we do go to radiation next, that the radiation team would create the best plan that maximizes cancer cell destruction while minimizing toxicities to my surrounding organs (particularly lung and heart)
+If we do go to radiation next, that the doctors would have wisdom on when to start it versus waiting for my wounds to heal more
+That I would handle the news of the surgical pathology report well - and that we get good news! 
+That I would not worry during this time of healing and being off chemo, that I would have no anxiety about the cancer spreading during this phase

Family
+Brad would be healed of his bronchitis quickly
+Brad would have energy and health to do all that he has to do to keep the house running/kids alive
+Brad would be able to focus and do his best at work while working from home and soon working from Houston
+That my marriage would be protected from the stress that our current situation brings- that communication, service to one another, and love would be overflowing in our lives
+Noah and David would continue to grow, be happy, and healthy
+Noah and David would be unaffected by the changes in caregivers, schedules, and just the general chaos from a mom going through cancer treatments

Helpers/Logistics
+Strength and energy for those closest to our situation- that they would not get caregiver burnout (Parents-Jim & Bekke, Jane & Alan, Leadership of BFG, close friends, etc.)
+That blessings would be poured upon every person that has allowed me space mentally and physically to heal through: doing my dishes, laundry, getting my kids ready for bed, watched my kids from their house to allow me to rest, etc. etc. etc.
+That the logistics around the ever-moving target of my treatment would be worked out and that those helping us and providing housing would be understanding to our dynamic needs and schedule

Eternal
+That the lives of those praying for me would be blessed through an improved prayer life, a strengthened relationship with Christ, and more spiritual awareness of the needs and hurts of those around them
+That my good friends (and people I don't know that read the blog) that do not currently believe in a God or Christianity, would see the miracles in my life as a testament to a living and loving God that wants to have a relationship with them, that opportunities would arise to have winsome conversations about what the Bible says life after death looks like
+That my thoughts, words, and actions would reflect Christ and have an impact on every single person I come in contact with, especially those I come in contact with through my hospital visits
+That God would use our family, my cancer, and our lives to be a ministry and that the ministry would be used in whatever way He sees fit

14 comments:

  1. praying all that and more in Jesus name- So Be It

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  2. You have a beautiful family! I found your page through IBC network on facebook. Your diagnosis is exactly like mine. IBC, Stage 3, Triple Negative. In January I became a 5 year survivor! I pray you get to the milestone also. I just wanted to comment to give you a bit of hope on one of your prayer requests. I, too, had 2 small boys aged 4 yrs and 15 months at diagnosis. One of my biggest worries through treatment was that they would in someway be negatively affected by everything we were going through. I prayed about this and constantly asked for prayers for this. I want to tell you that they are now 9 and 6 and have absolutely no memory of anything. They don't remember one single bit! I prayed for you tonight.

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  10. افضل شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة

    بادروا بالحصول علي اقوي عروض الاسعار علي جميع خدماتنا في نقل العفش
    بالمدينة المنورة
    افضل شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة

    هي شركة فرسان الخليج حيث نعتمد علي امهر الفنيين في فك و تركيب العفش دون اي اضرار
    به و احدث السيارات المجهزة المزودة بامهر السائقين و الذين علي دراية بكل طرق
    المدينة المنورة

    شركة فرسان الخليج شركة نقل اثاث بالمدينة المنورة من الباب للباب
    باسعار لا تقبل المنافسة


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