Friday, October 08, 2010

We Interrupt This Program To Bring You....

From the "Who says prayers aren't answered?" department:
When last I wrote, as my kid sister Angela was having a double mastectomy, she was told that they found more cancer in her lymphnodes. She was about as sunk as the Titanic with an anvil tied to it. Me, I simply felt numb. She's my kid sister for cryin' out loud! But then it started. I started getting emails and text messages etc. from people who were offering to pray for her. My gal pal got her entire church to lift my sister in prayer. I got some help from some pretty special people online. I know that there a lot of people that have prayed for my family and me... For that I am humbled and grateful. People like Helen down in 'Bama who is a Godly woman that prayed for us from the get-go. That meant a lot. From folks like Bucko over in Hoosier-land who offered kind words of support throughout this whole ride. My favorite Jersey girl Mary who has always been not only a friend but always gives me a little food for thought (as long as it's not chicken... Briege might get upset!). And a very awesome Canuck transplant (guess who Carolyn?) who got her entire group of prayer warriors to lift Angela up in prayer. I don't know most, if any of them, but Carolyn went to bat for me and my family. I know that it's always easy for people to say they'll pray for folks and then go on with the rest of their lives. But this time around, I really felt it. People were really praying for Angela. And when you wonder how your prayers will be answered, you really don't know. But then there's this: I get a note from Angela tonight that says "I got my labs back. The tests show that there's only one lymphnode that is cancerous (and very treatable). The rest of the lymphnodes have come back NEGATIVE!!!" I sat in stunned silence here at my place, all by myself, and smiled. I couldn't do anything else. How she went from her lymphatic system being cancerous to just ONE lymphnode? I know there are some that read my blog that aren't believers and that's okay, because you are very welcomed here too. I am no better than you and I never will be. But I am as sure as I am sitting here typing this, that the reason for Angela's change in her test results is because of GOD and your prayers. No one... wait, let me repeat, NO ONE can ever change my mind about that! I am a simple person who has been humbled by the concern and care of so many people for me and my family that they don't even know. But your thoughts and prayers have done something great here and I am beyond grateful. THANK YOU!!

7 comments:

madcobug said...

Praise be to God. Amen! I am so glad that things are going better for her. I think of you all a lot and send up prayers. May God continue to be with and bless you all. Helen

ADB said...

That is a relief and no mistake, Mik. Very pleased for you all!

Melanie said...

AMEN! will keep her in my prayers.

Melanie

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Wonderful news :o)

Joann said...

What a great post to come by and read!! So glad for Angela and your family. Thank God for answered prayers!!

Carolyn said...

Mik, I know I've already read your e mail earlier- but reading the great news again makes me smile, and feel Blessed as well. You're a precious man Mik, and well loved by so many. It'd be impossible NOT to pray for your family. None of us are any better or worse than others, but I'm glad, so glad you've got some wonderful folks here who are such caring folks! God Bless them and you! Have a wonderful week eh! Love your canuck! :-)

FrankandMary said...

Smiling Smiling Smiling.
~Mary