I have some amazing news to share. As many of you know my husband has been fighting cancer for the past 20 months. So much has happened. We have had a change in diagnosis, radiation, two major surgeries, physical therapy and nearly 6 months of in patient chemo. To say that our life has been turned upside down is an understatement. April was suppose to be the month that chemo would end and we be in the clear and just sit, wait and hope. Never ever in a million years did we think the cancer would grow during chemo. Well that is exactly what it did and to make things worse it moved to his lungs. Not just a spot or two but 20 plus spots in both lungs.
We were heartbroken beyond words. We met with our Seattle doc and he very lovingly told us that at this point there was no chance for a cure we could just hope to find chemo that could extend his life and give us a little more time together. It was terminal. He suggested we begin getting our "affairs" in order. Mid thirties, three amazing children and madly in love. WHAT?? This was not what we wanted to hear. Again our heart hurt.
We came home and seemed to sit in sadness and darkness. It was all too much. We knew God was with us but we were having a hard time finding the strength to draw near to Him. LONG STORY...but we ended up in place of prayer and having a sweet man pray for us. We wrote down our prayer request which was pretty horrible. The guy just looked at the paper and smiled. He put that paper down on the table and said, "God is so much bigger than this piece of paper". We were shocked and slightly confused. But what happened next made us both know that he was exactly right.
The man prayed for us with a boldness and confidence that I have never seen or heard. The words he said were like medicine to our aching hearts. His words reminded us that illness is NOT from God. Instead His word is filled with the promise of healing and refuge. Christ already bore our illness on the cross. We don't have to carry that burden. We live in a sinful world. This does not mean we do not have a great God that heals. We left feeling great. It was as if a darkness had been lifted and we could see clearly again. That night we both felt peace and joy that we had not felt since the diagnosis almost 2 years ago. We felt healed. As weird as it was to say and think that, we both felt it. We felt strength again. The joy of the Lord is our strength and we felt ourselves feeling stronger. Our circumstance had not changed but we still were abke to feel joy. That night we belived that a healing had begun. We decided to grab some ice cream, smile until our cheeks hurt and head home.
Fast forward to this past Friday. Things got crazy with scheduling and my hubby was able to squeeze into an appointment while he was over in the Seattle area for work. One bad thing about that was I wasn't able to go with him. Even though we were bummed about this we felt ok about it.
You can go to TEAM DAVIS to read the long version but what happend next was nothing short of a MIRACLE. When the doctor came in he told him that in one of his lungs an area of spots had just DISSAPEARED. The other spots that were left seemed so so tiny and had shown no sign of growth and if anything had become smaller. The dotcor was grasping at straws saying maybe it was inflamtion. My hubby and I both know that 6 weeks ago when he told us that there was no hope, that there was no talk of inflamtion or any other possible last ditch hope. This was a TRUE MIRACLE from God. God is real and he heals.
So no chemo. Nothing. We get to just be a family. My hubby will go back in 8 weeks for another scan. We are praying for complete healing and that the spots will be gone and that God will continue to work this amazing miracle. I believe.
So needless to say my heart is FULL of thanks. I feel like I am in a bible story and I want to Go Tell it on a Mountain. Glory to God! My hubby and I have had a shift of thinking. We can not pick and choose the promises of God that we believe. I am so thankful for the people prompting us to get in the word. By doing this I was able to read over and over again that it is God's will to heal, restore and change our hearts. We want to grow to know him more. That is what life is about.
This what my hubby texted me right after the appointment. We are so thankful but in many ways not surprised. Go God!
Thank you all for your prayers.There is always always hope in the Lord and I believe that now more than ever.