Day 19 - 10/28/18
As today is Sunday, I definitely have to attend church. I want to make the most of this time because once I start chemo, I may not be able to attend for a while. It felt good to see my church family. Everyone had been sending love and hugs through my husband, but I was glad to be able to see everyone and let them know that I was doing well.
Although I love to sing in the choir, I was feeling a little nauseous, so I decided to sit in the congregation and enjoy the service. Today's service was a celebration service for the choir, so I was really happy to just be a part of the celebration and show my support. At the end of the service, presentations were made to show appreciation for our pastor, musicians, and the choir president. After everything was completed, the choir made a final presentation..... It was to me.... to let me know that they love and support me in my battle!.... I'm COMPLETELY blown away! I am so humbled by my support system... Everyone that I know has shown me so much love. And I am ever so grateful... But I've also identified another side effect of this whole cancer thing. It is causing my eyes to leak water! I'd rather believe that than to admit that I've become sentimental. :) No one told me about this side effect!
What I do understand, though, is that God is showing me the army (of prayer) that He has on my side. To say that I was overwhelmed by all of the love is a huge understatement. As I began this journey, I had no idea how much everyone meant to me. And I certainly did not know how much I meant to them... But in this last three weeks... I have been blown away by all of the different groups in my life coming together to show me how much they're in my corner... You really never know how much of an impact you have on others.
To all that know me... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. You have made this battle easier by simply being you. And I love you for it.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;” Ecclesiastes 3: 1 - 3