I had to call this morning. I had gone for my walk. I had even listened to my new Rocky "Flying High Now" song, Nathan had downloaded for me. I was pumped. Decided to take the proverbial bull by the horns so to speak..
I get some lady I've never heard of before in oncology.. Who on earth is she? "Well what did the Dr tell you?" like I'm some school kid deviating from protocol.
"Um, she said she'd call me, but I am tired of waiting..." So much for Flying High Now...
I was rattled.
She said the Dr would call me back when she was done with her patients. Good grief, that could be all day!!!
I ran back to my room, hit the floor and prayed. And I told the Lord I would praise Him if it were bad news and I would praise Him if it were good news. I meant it with all my heart.. He already knew! Tim was home and it was going to be alright--either way, it would be alright. God would not change one iota. He was still the same.
Then the phone rings...I hear a familiar voice, S the nurse. She is such a sweet, dear woman.
She says, "Bonnie, Dr. wanted me to tell you that the only thing that showed up on your scan was arthritis in your left knee."
"PRAISE GOD!" I shouted in her ear...
Non plussed, she responded, "Yes, that is true, especially in this circumstance.."
There is no cancer gnawing away at my bones! None! Thank You Lord God! You are worthy of praise, glory and honor...
Why do my hips pain me so? I don't know--maybe because I need new, fancy running shoes to go with my new Rocky song? Maybe because I beat the snot out of my hips every Friday with kicks and Tang Soo Do forms? Maybe because I'm almost 48?
I like the shoe theory best.
"In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider, God made one as well as the other, so that man may not discover anything that may be after him." Ecc. 7:14
I will close with Psalm 103: 1-5
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the LORD O my soul and forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit;
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles."
Do not forget His benefits to you this day!
Thank you for all your praying for me...
He is faithful,