We continue to hold fast to God during each step of this journey. Many of you have reached out with words of life and encouragement, and we know so many are praying. We are grateful. God continues to show His faithfulness and provide us with His peace.
An amazing report came back to us last week from the Respirologist. He put up x-rays of Dad's chest before treatment and a current one and replied: "You are having a miraculous response to treatment." (We really like when doctors use the words 'miraculous'!) The cancer is still there but it has shrunk significantly.
Mom and Dad are currently enjoying some time of rest at the cottage. School is almost out so they need all the rest they can get before the grandkids descend on their peace and quiet :) I have asked Dad to write a note to you all with his thoughts.
A note from Dad:
Stacey and I were delighted to attend recent wedding celebrations for our nephew, Devan Green, and his new bride, Kirsten. While there, my sister, Janice, reflected over the past couple of months and my recent journey to wholeness: "David, you have your feet on the ground, and your hands in the air." Her comment resonated!
By "Feet on the ground" she noted that I am well aware of the challenge on this journey: no illusions, no avoidance, no denial...but also, no retreat. I am engaging all means in the pursuit of wholeness.
"Hands in the air" is a reference to prayer. The Bible speaks often of lifting hands to the Lord when praying. It is a posture of surrender and trust. Yes, I am praying daily—asking the Lord for wisdom, peace, and healing grace. My daily prayer also includes several others facing significant challenges.
Romans 8:28 says that "in ALL things, God works for the good of those that love Him." The ALL for me (us) in our current circumstance includes consistent prayer, walking by faith every day, amazing support from family and friends, and a wise medical team that has determined an effective treatment path.
Monday's visit with the Oncologist went well. He confirmed that my response to treatment continues to be very good and, consequently, he does not need to see me for another month.
I am feeling a bit stronger each day. I have carefully re-engaged a couple of projects at work—it is good for me to have a few things to keep me occupied.
Thank you for joining us with hands in the air. Prayer is powerful!
Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow.