Where do I even begin to thank all of you for the numerous calls, emails, facebook msgs., cards and encouragement. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ... it means so very much to me and my family. We have been overwhelmed by the love and support. Keep your prayers lifted to the risen King! We could not ask for anything more than your sweet prayers. Thank you so very much.
I am going to try and keep you updated on our new journey thru this blog. The most precious Marina created this blog ... I wanted something happy, fun and filled with hope ... she did it! Thank you Marina. I hope to meet you soon!! Your the best. You can reach her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I want everyone to know we are walking this journey in complete FAITH, not FEAR. I am blessed beyond what I deserve. I have the most wonderful husband ... who serves our family so unselfishly, I have the most amazing daughters ... God worked overtime when HE created them, I have the most Godly son in laws and the perfect "angel" of a grandson (I love him so much its scary!!), I have the most amazing extended church family and friends that only God could bring into my life! I may not have a cancer free body ... but HOW BLESSED AM I???? Blessed beyond what I deserve!! God is soooo amazing. He is MY healer. He is all I need!
If you are a praying person, please pray for Richard and the girls. As we walk thru this journey, above all else ... I want the Lord to be glorified and my family to find peace, comfort and joy. While we have specific prayers medically ... my main prayer is for my family. Cover them in your prayers!
Gaynor sent me this scripture ... "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." 1 Peter 4:12-13.
I couldn't help but reply ... Ya think something strange is fixin to happen to me!!!!! But I find so much comfort in knowing God is in control ... not me! He is preparing a place for me and my family before I even go before the doctors, surgeons, oncologists and radiologists! That brings me so much peace ... I know the Lord is already there ... waiting for me to enter the doors of the medical facility. How great is that???? I pray and hope HIS glory will be revealed thru this trial.
Once again, I want to thank each and everyone of you. YOU have blessed me, my family and the Lord Jesus Christ with your encouragement, your words, your scriptures and your love. Words cannot express how helpful you are as we walk thru this trial ... if the the kingdom of Christ is glorified ... than it is all worth it.
I believe that Jesus is all I need (and my family .... if I can be selfish!!) ... but Jesus is all we need to carry us thru this.
Again, I thank you for your support and love ... Jill
PS... Nothing is impossible with Jesus ... and that brings a huge smile to my face! Woo Hoo!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thank you all so very much for the outpouring of love, prayer, encouragement, and kindness on my behalf as we learned the news last week that I do have Stage 1 Breast Cancer. I am hoping to use this blog as a way to communicate "with the masses" as I simply am not able to keep each and every one of you up to date on a regular basis. An update with the specifics on what is ahead is coming very soon... love and blessings to you all!