It has been a long time since I have visited with you. The epic vacation last summer to Michigan was a monumental one that I will not soon forget. It was filled with laughter and joy along with a side of adventure. But as with every season of life, when you experience a high there is always a low to follow. Only a month after our return, my mother was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma. A rare type of cancer that is relatively unknown to most people. We hear a lot about breast cancer and ovarian cancer but I had to do some research to find out what this beast was about. It only makes up about 1% of cancer diagnosis each year. It is a monster that spreads rapidly and aggressively without care about the destruction it inflicts upon people. I hate it. By the time the doctors realized what was going on, it had metastasized to her lungs. We have been fighting this since that time. Chemo and radiation has failed us. We are on to clinical trials using immunotherapy to try to trick that monster into killing itself. The amazing thing about this battle is to see my mother’s courage and faith. Her love for Jesus is unwavering. It is a great testimony to see how she knows that no matter the outcome, that she will have a better and brighter future where there will never again be a low point. She will have no more tears or pain. She will be walking in the garden with her savior. This gives me comfort but it does not mean that I like the fact that she will eventually leave me on this earth for a short while.
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11
Having said all of that, I never finished telling the rest of the tale of our trip. We went on to more sights and sounds from Michigan that I can’t wait to share with you. I hope you will stick around to hear the rest of the story. God bless you for listening.
Here is some information about Sarcoma.