~~~standing together as Ansley battles non-hodgkins lymphoma~~~

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Chapter 2 of our Story Begins

I had the privilege of taking the kids to see my grandparents in Florida this past weekend. We celebrated Christmas with them in the same house where as a child, I had countless fun memeories. It was one of those "WOW" moments in my life. Seeing my precious grandparents love on my precious children...

After a wonderful weekend, it is time for Chapter 2 to begin. This morning, in just about an hour, Ansley will go to MUSC for her first set of CT scans, PET scans, and bone marrow biopsies. This is the first of many this year. She will be in the best of care with the doctors and nurses who have loved on her so well during the past year. But, even more than that, she is in the safe arms of Jesus. I am resting in that fact this morning. I am not going to lie and say there isn't some bit of "what if the scans show more cancer?" coming up in me this morning, but it's not taking first place in my heart. What is first this morning is this...

God promises to never leave us or forsake us.
God promises to strengthen us and help us.
God promises to uphold us by His mighty right hand.
God says not to fear bad news, because we trust in Him.
God loves my baby girl even more than me.

And so, we move forward this morning asking the Lord for complete healing of our precious Ansley. He has been faithful throughout this first year and I know His faithfulness and tenderness will continue. Please pray today. I will update this afternoon after we know the results. May God's blessings be evident to you today!