Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In the Wake...

This week we hit the magic number...6 weeks.

It has been six week since Tim finished the grueling radiation treatments meant to eradicate the cancer from his body. In many ways it has seemed so long...I think that Tim might agree.

But, the wait is over and today is the day. It is the day that a CAT scan will give a us a glimpse beyond all outward appearances to see if the radiation did the job it was slated to do. A machine will peer into Tim to see if all evidences of cancer are gone.

While technology can peer into the body to see if all is well, what it can't detect is what is left behind in the wake of Tim's cancer. I have peered beyond Tim's armor and seen the unfailing courage he has brought to the fight, his enlarged soul as his dependence has been completely on the Lord, his strengthened faith that is more than can be imagined, his grateful heart for all that has steadied us in these trying times.

"Behold, we count them happy which endure."
James 5:11


Dotti said...

I will pray that the machine will see nothing left!

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

Our prayers are with you today.
You are right...Tim is one of the most courageous fighters I know. I would want him on my side anyday. He is an inspiration to me of faith, of love, of trust, of courage. We'll be anxious to here how things go.

Vest Family said...

We're praying for you!

GRAMEE said...

i am waiting on eggshells..
i think this 6 weeks has been very long.
waiting. i hope all is well.

Debbi said...

Oh my Loretta, I can only imagine the pins and needles that you all have been on. I am praying that all is clean and clear!!!

Mariah said...

You both are such awesome examples of love, endurance, faith, and courage! Our prayers are with you both! Can't wait to hear the positive news!!

Coopers said...

Our prayers are with you and Tim as well. Keep us posted!