John and I had just returned from a wonderful whirlwind trip out-of-town and were riding high on our recent engagement when………..we checked the mail. In the stack of mail from 4 days was a letter from HEALTH FIRST. I had just had a mammogram on Oct 26th so I was sure it was telling me all was OK. It was not, it was the dreaded, something is not right and we need more studies letter. Fear and dread immediately gripped me. With tears in my eyes, I read the letter to John and said “well, this could put a wrinkle in our plans”. What happened next was amazing:
John came and sat beside me grabbed my hand and asked me a question: “Dawn, how did we get through cancer in 2010”? I answered: “one day at a time”. His reply: “if necessary, that is exactly what we will do again”. He was right, what we had weathered once, we could do again, if necessary. We have each other, faith and now experience. We would probably do it even better this time (if that makes sense).
What a wise and wonderful partner I have. I went to our bedroom and spent an hour in prayer and my peace returned. God is GOOD!
PS…………the test was repeated yesterday and all was pronounced well. YAY!! I was confident that I was OK with whatever the repeat test showed. In speaking to a friend this week who is not feeling well….she said a few times “I don’t want to be a burden to my family”. There is no burden to those who love us……..no burden at all. I know this intimately……….you can only burden those who do not love you!!
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.