Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Do not lose heart

Today marks 9 days until my surgery. I have been doing good so far, keeping positive and feeling the love and support of family and friends but I wouldn't be human if I didn't admit that I am feeling a little scared. Fearful. The Bible says "But perfect love drives out fear.". 1 John 4:18.

The devotional from Stormie Omartian seems appropriate today (how does God know!? haha). Here it is:

Dear Lord, I pray that You will help me to not grow weary in well doing. Keep me from giving up when times of discouragement happen and it seems as if doing the right thing isn't working. Help me to continue on in what I know of You and Your ways and not take matters into my own hands and try to do things my way. Help me to refuse to be discouraged.

"Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap of we do not lose heart." Galatians 6:9

On a more positive note, I really look forward to the evening feelings with Zachary. Maybe it's the quiet time I spend with the Lord too. I thank God for Zachary. We took Zachary in for his 4 month well baby visit and shots yesterday. He did great. He is technically not 4 months until this Thursday August 9th so I will post about it then :-)))

Hope you have a good day.


Meridith J said...

Hi there. I see and hear your story. You are very brave and strong. The bond you have established is very much real and always will be. I don't know exactly how you feel but the pediatric oncology patients that I deal with regularly has given me the ability to empathize. They have given me a new meaning to being grateful with the life I have. So to you I say, continue to be a blessing and inspiration to us. We walk around complaining about little tidbits that we often forget to stop and say thank you just for life. Please be strong. This too you will conquer. Continue to be the wonderful mom that you are.

allensgonavy said...

I am praying for you, Fiona. Your son is beautiful just ilke his Mama. May God continue to hold you in his hands and give you comfort.

Pamela said...

Praying for you righ tnow.

Madae said...

Sending prayers for healing and comfort! My friend has been going through a very similar battle against a Grade 3 astrocytoma since May.

Sue said...

Hi Fiona,
I came here from Kelly Stamps' blog. I just wanted to tell you that I just prayed for you and I will keep praying. I'm going to put the date of your surgery on my calendar so I can spend extra time praying on that day.
P.S. Your boy is beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you from Kelly's Korner blog. I wanted to encourage you with this article about a pastor I love who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Astrocytoma and is doing great. http://www.dfwchild.com/Fort-Worth/showarticle.asp?artid=1147


Christy said...

Praying for you and your family!

fraulupton said...

I'm also visiting from Kelly's Korner, but I think you may be very close by in reality!! Did I recognize Buckroe or Grandview Beach in that picture? I'll certainly lift you up in prayer.