"Blessed be Your NameI am reminded again and again that God never promised any of us an easy life - He only promised He would be with us in the midst of it if we asked Him to. So yeah - cancer - still dealing with that. Don't like that word - don't like what it means. And not really having the best time the past few days with all that having a kidney removed from your body entails. But I look at these words and I am reminded of many who have gone before me dealing with much more than this and how they continue to Bless the name of the Lord. And so even though there may be pain in the offering - I offer up my praise. You give and take away, but my heart will choose to say Blessed be Your Name.
On the Road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed Be Your Name".
So ... back to what I'm thankful for and what I am blessed with:
- I was diagnosed with cancer - but it was caught in an early stage and removed from my body in it's entirety. So kiss my lilly white butt Big C!
- I have a really great mom who is really great at taking care of me and I am so fortunate that she is so close by! :) I am sure this will come back to bite me in the butt at some point. But that is what family is for, right? :)
- I have some really great friends who are also really good at taking care of me - not just physically - but spiritually and emotionally. Friends I have had for ages that never leave my side even though they are miles away - and friends that God has deemed to put in my path just recently. Friends I know more about than I should - and friends that I hardly know at all.
- Apparently I needed some time to lay low. I'm not great at that, but it is needed. I have a great job that allows me the opportunity to do so. I may complain about a lot of things at my job (I'm sure they will all come back to me just as soon as I go back to work), but having a full time job with good benefits is truly a God-send during times like this. And I truly love most (wink, wink) of the people I work with. They are a fantastic group of people.