Wow this was a great inspiration to me especially during this time of financial struggles that everyone is experiencing in one way or another. I encourage you to read this blog post written by Jennifer Lord that I can now call my friend
Here's a little peek "A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge,
but the simple keep going and suffer for it." (Proverbs 22:3)
See this guy; this is the guy that is the head cheerleader of my cheering section. This guy is My doctor; this guy is My Dr. B. This guy is my friend. He is an incredible inspiration to so many. Dr. B loves life and wants to make sure people keep on living. He challenges me as a person and as a child of God and he also loves God. This was his first marathon and he told me it was a great spiritual experience for him and the whole time he was running he said he was thinking of me. I know you are probably thinking yea right he says that to all of his cancer patients and I actually said that to him. You know what his response was; no really, you are my hero you have inspired me. Yesterday he told me that there is NO medical explanation why I am alive and why cancer has not invaded my lungs, liver, or brain, the only explanation is that I am a miracle. I have now outlived my determined life expectancy for the type of cancer I have, and its original aggressive behavior. Therefore, I am a miracle touched by my Father's hand. Look how great God is he takes an awful situation and makes it good. He took an ordinary girl like me and made me extraordinary, He took an ordinary relationship and made into extraordinary relationship. You start with a common bond like cancer or life and you add a whole lot of God and poof you have a miracle! The miracle of life and the miracle of a friendship, today really is the best day ever!
Went for my animal scans today PET/CAT/MRI. I don’t know why they all sound like something that is supposed to be cute because they are not. In the morning, as I walked in to the Roy Disney Cancer Center I almost began to weep. Thankfully, I no longer enter in to this with fear not knowing what to expect because I do. It was just walking in the door again. There, going through this crazy cancer journey are so many people. Some have the look of shock with wide eyes of fear knowing they have just heard those awful words "you have cancer" . Some with all stages of hair loss from the thinning hair to the complete baldness, some wear hats to hide, some just have gotten so use to the baldness they wear it proudly knowing they are still here. I fit somewhere in between all of them I am no longer shaking with fear, and have lost my look of shock, but I am still scared to accept the familiarity of all of this. I like denial it keeps me safe it keeps me not accepting a death sentence and yet it does keep me hoping that I will live to see my healing. So I was grateful today that this reality has changed my life for the better. So gratefully, I have such a loving Father that held my hand the whole time.
The history of this cross: In 1782, Father Junipero Serra founded the San Buenaventura Mission. Soon after, a large wooden cross was placed on a neighboring hillside as a guidepost for travelers. Over the years, the original cross and a series of replacements were lost to the elements, but locals never gave up. The current cross has stood atop its circular stone pedestal since 1941.
When I first saw this, I have to tell you it took my breath away. The old wooden cross with the beautiful blue ocean as it back drop. How awesome it was that I just happen to be here during the Lenten season. The time set aside for reflection on Christ life, death and resurrection. My heart was reminded what Christ did for me on the cross, took all my pain all my sin he suffered it all for me. I know that He is alive and I am, redeemed, saved, and most of all loved. Don't you just love how much God REALLY love us! After all, He loved us even before we love Him. Amazing Love... Amazing Grace...