God is in Control

For several months in 2010 my blood work began to deteriorate a little worse each time they did a Complete Blood Count. Finally Dr. Kerr said it was time to start chemo again. I had had about four years without treatment so I was appreciative of that. They started me on a weekly infusion of chemo; hopefully we will get the cancer under control without getting into the really heavy stuff.

This was hard to hear; sometimes I hold Charlotte up but more often she holds me up. The Bible says that we are not to be anxious. Instead, we can share our fears with God, and at the same time thank Him for all He is and all He has done for us. (Phillipians 4:6-7) We have said a lot of prayers regarding the cancer and that have resulted in amazing peace for both of us. Our peace doesn’t come from confidence that I will be healed but rather the unshakeable belief that God will work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

More of our wonderful family!
Some of our wonderful family

After all the chemo in the latter part of 2010 my immune system pretty much went away and I was “confined to quarters” and not allowed to be in any group situations. This has been very hard on me because I enjoy all that I was doing and the people with whom I was able to interact. It was especially hard to be unable to spend time with all the family. As always Charlotte has adapted and taken over so many of the duties I had previously done. She is the most wonderful caregiver you can imagine, I am so truly blessed that God gave her to me.