Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Weekend

I have no new medical news, but just wanted to give a quick hello to you all.

This weekend was a huge blessing. We went to Indiana for Megan and Andy's baby shower, then to dinner at Rachel and Adam's, then to Chicago for Nicole's birthday party. It was a busy day and we didn't get back to our Chicago apartment until after 11pm. I'm so proud of us - we haven't been out that late in ages! And Eva did wonderfully with all the travel. We got to see such dear friends and be encouraged by their support, faith and love.

Today we drove back to Milwaukee for our niece Anna's 1st birthday party. It was wonderful to spend time with our amazing families.

I was chatting with my friend Jenny last night at the birthday party. I was telling her how I have been so taken aback by everyone's love and support throughout this time and she said something that really resonated with me. She said, "Jesus loves you even more." I think I tend to forget that. So Jesus, help me to remember that you are with me every step of the way and that you love me more than I could ever comprehend.

I am feeling really good physically, but my back pain (so far my only symptom) seems to be increasing. I can't take Ibuprofen this week because of all the tests I'm having done. Please pray for some relief so that I can sleep well.

I'm also apprehensive as I go in for these tests. Not so much about the tests themselves, but about what the results will show. I feel so hopeful about not having any cancer in my pancreas, but I'm worried about where they WILL find it, you know? What if it's everywhere else? What if what if what if?! I continue to pray for healing while also praying "Your will be done."

1 comment:

  1. Hey Rachel- I'm so glad to see that you had such a nice, filled weekend! I hope that your back pain subsides so you are able to get a good night's sleep tonight. This verse was mentioned in a book that our community group is studying, and I thought of you.
    "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8

    We prayed for you tonight at our community group- and I will continue to pray for you as you go for tests tomorrow. I truly hope that I am able to see you soon!