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2018 - The road ahead.......

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.

tBreastplate of St. Patrick 2 .jpg                                               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!


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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  1. Dawn Marie says:

    Dearest Faye…while my heart is heavy to hear about this private highway you are on…you are indeed correct – you do not travel it alone. But not ‘just’ with God either. For He has placed many before, beside, and behind you to help with your maintenance. May you allow us all to ‘take the wheel,’ ‘change the oil,’ ‘fill you up,’ and ‘rotate the tires’ as necessary – so that you may continue down the highway running smoothly by God’s grace. These hugs & blessings are the first installment of care I send off to you my dear friend, as you face this challenging time ahead!!


    • Faye says:

      Dawn Marie,
      Thank you. It means a great deal to me to receive from you the hugs and blessings from afar. I KNOW, you KNOW, my heart and my needs. Even from a distance prayer is powerful. Priceless beyond material comprehensions. Peace! Grace! to you.

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  2. judyjourneys says:

    Faye, you are a fresh air of encouragement. I am continuing to pray for you.


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