So many of our friends and family have lost loved ones this year, including three dear ones who had miscarriages, my cousin whose son died in November, a friend who lost a dear Aunt on Christmas day, and one who lost her mother yesterday afternoon.
For me most years have gone by without much loss, for which I am grateful to the Lord. This year has been different. I feel like it has taken me deeper in my relationships with others and with the Lord. So though there is sorrow, there is also a deep joy.
Over the last several weeks my mom had been undergoing different medical tests. They saw something on one of her ovaries, and she had a CT Scan last Friday. We thought we'd hear something on Monday, but didn't hear results until yesterday. In the days that we waited I faced the fact that we may be walking through cancer with my mom…while finishing the preparations for Lindsay's wedding. Thankfully we are not dealing with cancer! Praise His name! It is a calcified fibroid tumor and she'll see her doctor early in January to discuss it.
Can you sense my relief? I do know that if that is what He had allowed, He would have carried the burden with and for me.
So as the year comes to an end, we are rejoicing with deep thankfulness and gratefulness for His care for us throughout this year.
If you will, as the Lord brings them to mind, will you pray for my two friends who have fresh losses? One lost her mother and the funeral is Monday, and one lost her aunt on Christmas day. I know that they would be deeply thankful. I know they both are hopeful to be rejoicing to see them again one day.