Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Facing the Giant

Today as I was watching my "little" girl at her first big girl gymnastics class, my mom got a phone call from Steph. She had a PET scan done today and was told she would have the results tomorrow. HOWEVER, she got a call today from Dr. Helen saying that she had the results and was REALLY EXCITED! The tumor they have been "aiming" at has decreased significantly in size!!!! From what I understand she will adjust her future treatments now because it has gotten smaller! This news came at a time when we all REALLY needed it. The past few weeks have been really hard on us all. God is so good and I know he is in control. He is listening to all of our prayers...so keep it up!!! I realized a few nights ago that I was getting a little down and starting to let my faith waiver a little. So I prayed. I prayed for God to direct me and lead me to something that would offer some comfort. The next morning, I was cleaning out my closet and picked up a stray DVD that was on the floor. It was "Facing the Giants." I'm so glad God has a sense of humor. He knew that if it wasn't on the floor, I would never find it because I would never think to look in the place it belonged! I began thinking about the movie and the team struggling to win games. Their coach told them that they were going to praise Him if they won, and they would praise Him if they lost. I won't ruin the ending for those who haven't seen it, but you can probably imagine what happens next. So I took a deep breath and thanked the Lord for the subtle message. I began to count my blessings and thank him that Steph has been given the chance to fight. We said in the beginning that she will beat this...all she needs is the chance to fight. Here's her chance and SHE WILL BEAT IT! So imagine my surprise when just a few days later we get this news! I know He is good, but man that was fast!!!! Thank you Jesus for never failing to amaze me!


Andi said...

This is absolutely amazing news! I am so happy for Steph and her family. They have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly and will continue to be until she beats this cancer. Thank you for the wonderful update.

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Marilyn W said...

WOW!! wonderful news!! I've been watching daily to see if there is any news!! Prayers are being answered!! I know you are tough Steph, Keep up that fight!! you will beat this!! Keeping you in my daily prayers!! and your family!! Cancer sucks.....and it will be beat!!!!
Love ya!! Marilyn

Nancy said...

We rejoice in the news!! Step's is in our prayers and thought. Haven't been able to talk to her since school is out.

Jim and Nancy Hagan