Saturday, December 10, 2011

God's Amazing Grace

My family was doubly blessed this week by God's amazing Grace and Love. I appreciate your compassionate expressions of concern and, especially, your prayers for our son and my dad.

Last weekend, our son was involved in an accident and sustained a serious knee injury. Initially, we thought he had torn one of the major ligaments in his knee (the ACL), which would require immediate surgery, but an MRI revealed a tear in the MCL instead. He has to wear a knee brace for about a month, but won't have to have surgery, as far as we know now. Thank you, Lord.

After several days of anxiously awaiting the results of a biopsy performed on a small mass in my dad's colon and finding out that it is malignant, we received some encouraging news yesterday. A CT scan revealed that the cancer is confined to that one spot and can be removed without my dad, who is 87, having to have radical surgery. I don't have words to express the relief we all felt after receiving that news.

Seeing God's Love and Grace at work in your life is a truly humbling experience, and I know He will continue to bless Daddy with strength and comfort him with His presence in the coming days, as he undergoes surgery to remove the mass.

Praise God from Whom all Blessings flow ... and my sincerest thanks to all of you — for your prayers and heartfelt concern.


Dorothy said...

So glad to hear the good news! My Mother-in-law had a malignacy in her colon which was found early and removed. The doctors did not recommend treatments, but just kept a watch on her blood work for years. She lived many years and died in her 90's from other causes.
God IS good! His mercy is everlasting!

Carolyn said...

What wonderful news to read this morning. So thankful your family will be back in good health soon.
I will continue to keep them in my prayers.

Judy said...

I didn't know about your dad or your son Janie but isn't it wonderful that our God reigns over our lives always! Thanks be to Him for the good news which could have been much worse for your dad or son.

I hope your family has a wonderful and blessed Christmas!


racheld said...

And again, AMEN.

Such news as this eclipses every bright star on the tree, every sweet present, every other event of our days---the health and well-being of those we love confirmed and eased.

Thinking of you this bright before-Christmas Saturday, as I go about my little inconsequences---I awoke to a bright-shining tree beside the dining table---the night-time Caro-elf at work.

We are so blessed.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh Janie I am so sorry I haven't been around to comfort you doing this time. I am so glad that we have a good and merciful God who hears our every prayer. I am so happy you son doesn't have to have major surgery and will continue to pray for him and your Dad. Praise God for all his goodness.

Richard Cottrell said...

Beautiful post. I finally got it together and did a post about my Christmas . Please drop by soon. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jenni said...

I will continue to keep you all in my prayers, dear Janie, may God strengthen and uphold you all during these trying times.