Thursday, October 23, 2008

Amazing Love

I am not even sure I know exactly what I want to say right now. I just felt it was important for me to tell you how much Doug and I appreciate the incredible circle of love and support that is surrounding us right now. Last night was definitely a scary time for me. As the evening went on the more at ease I felt. As today has gone on I have felt less nervous and fearful of another episode of last night's events. I know this peace that has been slowly replacing the fearful uncertainty is from the Lord and your prayers that are sustaining us. Thank you to our wonderful parents and siblings, our awesome friends, our neighbors, our church families at Indy First and Parkview. We love you, and we praise God that you have chosen to walk this journey with us.
My appointment is Monday afternoon. My oncologist would still like to keep the PET scan scheduled for Tuesday, just to get a detailed comparison with the previous PET scan. It is my understanding that I will be admitted to the hospital Tuesday, and the next level of intense chemo will begin. I will have more details after Monday.
I am resting in knowing that our God does not change. Although the circumstances of my life have changed, He is the same today as He was seven months ago when this storm began. I trust Him today with my whole heart, and I am believing that He is going to carry me through this.

All of my love and thanks,

Melissa

13 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Isn't it great to know that He is the same today as he was 1 year ago? For you, Jenn & me? All the circumstances of our lives...He is here with us.

I love you and can't wait to see you.

lisamichellearnold said...

i cannot even begin to tell you how so very proud i am of you! i love you beyond words. i am beside you every step of the way, trusting & believing in the Ultimate Physician.....

Jenn said...

I second Michelle!! We are with you every step, walking with you, praying for you, and BELIEVING YOUR HEALING WILL HAPPEN!! And although I don't think I've seen your trust in God falter yet, remember we will BELIEVE for you, in times when you may be too weary to do it yourself.
LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
~Jenn

Amy said...

So good to hear from you Melissa! Keep up your wonderful faith and we will continue to keep you in our prayers daily. Thinking of you daily!

Jessie said...

I am a friend of Michelle's and wanted to let you know that my prayers are with you and your family. I have had several very close family members go through the same struggle and I know that sometimes all you can do is pray and trust. I know without a doubt that when there are times you feel like you can't stay positive anymore, the Lord will carry you until you feel strong again. Please know you are in many peoples thoughts!

Carrie said...

You are one of the most amazing people I know! Your faith is truly inspiring:) I so wish that I could be there in Indy with you, but know that I am continually PRAYING and BELIEVEING that our God will HEAL you!!! Love you more all the time:)

Bill said...

I hope you remember this old fogie from your days in Newark. Megan sent me a link to your blog and gave me some of the back story. I will bookmark your blog and continue to watch as you through God's grace work through the issues you are dealing with. Attached is a link to Pat and my blog in case you want to check in on life with the Weavers. Thank God for the technology that let's us be back in touch!
http://livefrompleasantchapeli.blogspot.com/

tara said...

We will be saying extra prayers for you Monday and Tuesday. Our family keeps you in our daily prayers. You and Doug are so amazing! You truly are the example of living what you believe!! You have inspired, touched, and encouraged so many- thank you!
Your children are so beautiful- we miss Lauren's spunk every Sunday!

Steph said...

He will carry you through! I just have to tell you your strength is such a testament to me. To be able to go through what you have gone through and continue to go through is amazing. As my Grandma would say, But by God. Continued prayers!

Steph (from Stepping Stones)

Amy said...

Melissa - you are as strong as ever! I just recently heard about what you are facing and you will be in my prayers! I love that you are choosing to "dance in the rain" rather than let this storm knock you down! Doug and you have a beautiful, precious family!
~ Amy (Wright) Mahaffey

The Camerons said...

Thinking and praying for you this week!

StacyandChad said...

Praying for you today, Missy! Just remember that our Father is holding you in his right hand!

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

Marelle said...

Hi Melissa. I have been watching updates as they come through on your blog. You have such a beautiful family.

Carey (Clagg) Eash and I speak of you often and continue to remember you in prayer.