I would like to take time to share with you some ways that the Father has been faithful to us these past few months, as well as a few new ways you can be lifting us up in prayer. As we continue to walk the path that has been so perfectly set before us we are humbled and thankful by new provisions and love.
We found out on Friday that the tumors that can be monitored via ultrasound are slightly smaller compared to the last ultrasound done in Germany. This means that the treatment plan I am currently on is working. It also means that the CT scan I was suppose to have in April will be postponed. In the mean time I will be getting ultrasounds every month as a bench mark to see how my body is responding to treatments since my tumor markers are not available as a means to monitor progress.
We have also seen a great provision in the way of care for our children, as they will be attending a tutorial starting in August. Sophia and Louis will both be able to attend Monday- Thursday from 9-1 pm. It gives me the chance to have a support system set in place so that Scott and I are not carrying the responsibility of schooling solely on our shoulders during this season of recovery and healing. I will have the opportunity to help once a week with the tutorial which bring such joy to my heart as I love teaching and learning along side children.
There has also been so many little ways the Lord has blessed us and he seems to be weaving the threads of our days together is such a way that all of our needs are being met. Friends and family continue to use their very specific gifts to love on us in all manner of ways.
With that said, we do have a few prayer requests and would so appreciate your prayers during this season...
~As I write this I am in some pain. I'm not sure exactly the cause, it could very well be from the high dose of Tamoxifen that I am currently taking, stress that is causing muscle tension, or some other cause. Please would you pray for my mind and heart to rest and in so doing let my body rest. I recently had a thermography done and it was showing sections of abnormal heat which basically means that there is inflammation in my body. It is mostly in my jaw, neck, chest and my gastrointestinal area. Ironically my breast area is relatively cool with no hot spots which is a blessing.
~ Please pray that any underlying infections or inflammation will heal completely. I plan on getting my teeth checked soon as this can be a big cause for infection which dumps into your adrenals. I don't have any root canals but infections in the mouth or the tonsils can be a major problem and contribute to chronic illness.
~ Please pray for my heart and mind to focus on Christ. It is so easy to focus on pain, symptoms or physical treatments. I know that this is important but just as important is the emotions and mental health. Please pray that I would rest on Christ and that stress would be gone from my heart.
~ Please pray for Scott as he has had to bear so much during these past months. I know this is wearying on him at times. Please pray for his own health and strength as he is juggling so many things... picking up the slack where I leave off.
~ Please continue to pray for our dear children as they transition from being home to a more structured school setting. Please also pray that their hearts would be turned towards Jesus despite they stress and struggles they see me face each day. That the Lord's peace would reign in our hearts and home. Please pray that we can find childcare for Peter next year as I will be having treatments, and helping in the class room once a week.
God's blessings and peace to you all,