2018 began for me personally with the certainty that for a period, life would be different.
Tomorrow I begin five weeks of radiation. Five days per week. Five weeks in all. That is 25 treatments. That’s the truth ‘stuff’ of the next section of my private highway. For seven years I have travelled free of all worries re breast cancer – every test and scan has been negative. Then, a bit like a bolt from the blue a few days before Christmas, an unexpected discovery – a malignant tumour hidden under previous scar tissue. Ok. Results in the circumstances very good. Low grade…non invasive…..lymph nodes negative – all clear. Operation has fixed the problem and radiation now necessary to mop up any stray cells. Gratitude for life and Grace is powerfully real in my heart and mind. I consider myself fortunate I am NOT in a battle for my life. Others are, and it is for them I want to focus my mind. The future now is a bit more uncertain, for me. Others want me to focus a bit more on what might/might not happen further down the road.
Who among us has any CERTAINTY of future? Every day should be seen as a unique and valuable Gift. I’m more grateful than I can say that I KNOW, I absolutely KNOW that I do not travel alone. My LORD is with me. He is my ROCK, my ANCHOR, My HOPE. He is my CONSTANT friend and companion. Tomorrow begins a new and different journey. I value prayers, I value the ones who wanted to know what had ‘happened’. Thank you to all my dear blogging friends. On Wednesday, hopefully, the Lord’s Prayer meditation. The Ephesians Armour is a great prayer but I close now with what I’m praying will be in my heart and spirit as I journey 2 hours each way for the treatments.
This, was found engraved on the breastplate armour of St. Patrick centuries ago.
Christ above me, Christ beside me,
Christ within me – ever guiding,
Christ behind me, Christ before,
Christ my LOVE, – my LIFE – my LORD.
Grace and Peace on your journeys TRAVEL WELL!
SHINE A LIGHT!