Friday, September 2, 2011
The next big day is next Friday. He has to come back to the clinic for two things. One is the vincristine (an intraveneous chemo treatment) and two is anothere lumbar puncture (LP) like we did today. It will be another long day. And not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but if I am being truthful, I have one other concern lingering. If he is not in remission next week (<5% cancer cells in the blood), then we have to change prognosis to be more aggressive. This gives us a little more to worry about. Now, I realize God works in His own time and not in our preferred time, but it is difficult when hearing doctors, medical terms, and percentages all day (especially days like today).
I am clinging onto Matthew 6 tonight. "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today." ( Matthew 6:34). And there really isn't trouble today! In fact, we are on a pretty good path. God is going to provide for our needs, maybe not all our wants, but everything that we need. I also need to remember that He provides according to HIS riches in heaven - and not be distracted by wordly websites, doctors, and statistics. I have faith in Him as our healer and provider, and am trying not to be so obsessed with the comfort of our own home... Although that was some pretty fantastic news :) Did you know Adam's name was almost Matthew? I have an orange hat with black writing "Matthew," child-sized if anyone is interested? The book of Matthew was my go-to for a long time. The parables spoke to me, and who can live without the Beatitudes? You have to hear it taught by Pastor Matthew - a-maze-ing! And appropriate, right? But as a name, it didn't fit for our boy. Adam though - "of the earth," seemed like a simple, masculine, fit. Can't imagine it any other way!