Sunday, December 28, 2008

A week of Miracles

I will begin with what Christmas is all about, Christ. This past week is the week we celebrate the birth of Christ, which is a miracle. When we think of Christ it is hard not to think of all He has done and still does for us. He blesses us still, and He helps lifts us up. I am grateful for his love and power.

Early this week my dad got really sick. He went to the ER late Sunday night in so much pain he couldn't move. The doctors believed it to be an infection in the colon, but after some more work on Tuesday they changed their minds and believed it to be cancer. Surgery was scheduled for wed, but the doctor changed the surgery date until Friday instead. From Tues-Fri was some of the hardest yet most wonderful moments I've had. I was scared. But each time I prayed I felt peace and reassurance. I was also reminded that out of our hardest trials come some of our richest blessings, so I had to go forward on faith and hope.

My family came together in a way I haven't seen before. We all worked so hard to help my dad and mom through this time (my dad owns a few small businesses and it took us all to even attempt what he does). The hours I spent with my siblings this week were happy times.
Through this time I thought about my dad more than ever. What a blessing he has been to me throughout my life. Especially this past year with James being deployed. He has helped me so much and been so willing to help me and is an amazing grandpa to my little girls ( Just earlier this month Lily threw up all over him he continued hold and love to to help her feel better.)

On Friday we fasted for my dad. When news of how the surgery went, came; we were all greatly relieved. It looked very isolated in the colon and hadn't spread (they did take some biopsy's of different organ to be sure but those have not came in yet.) They believe that they were able to remove it all and there doesn't appear to be any future of Chemo.

I couldn't help but think of all the prayers that had been said for my dad and that fast that was done. The Lord heard us and blessed us. Thank you to all who have prayed and fasted for him. And I ask you to continue to keep him in your prayers.

9 comments:

McKenzie said...

He is an amazing guy. We will continue to keep him & everyone in our prayers and thoughts.

Bonnie said...

I love both your parents so very much, Liz, and I am so thankful things are looking up! Big hugs to you and your siblings for coming together so strongly for them!

sarah said...

Oh Liz! I hope that everything continues to go well with your dad's recovery! He and the rest of your family are all in my thoughts! *hugs*

Jessica said...

That is great news. We have been worried for you all. Lonnie is a great guy and we will keep him in our prayers.

Britt said...

That is such an emotional event to go through. I'm glad your family pulled together so well. I wish your dad the best.

Ashley said...

I can see the blessing through it for you, like you said, and hope there will be more to come. Thank you for sharing. I would have never known if it weren't for Amy and your blog.

Natalie said...

We are so glad things have turned out so well! Any new updates?! We sure love you guys.

Rosander said...

Your dad really is amazing. I know you all have each other, but if you need me, I'm close and would love to help out! We keep praying for him and for all of you! We love you all xoxo

Ashley said...

You doing OK Liz?