What a difference a month can make. It can change your entire life. At least that is what we have experienced this past month. About one month ago, my mother had a biopsy for a spot that was found on her mammogram. She has had biopsies before and they have all been benign, so she was not worried.
Two days after the biopsy, she received a phone call from the Dr. The biopsy came back positive. It was breast cancer. Shock: I think shock is the best way to describe how we all felt. Thousands of thoughts run through your head, almost all of them bad. We went through the entire weekend alternately laughing and crying. Friday night was hard, Saturday was hard. Then on Sunday, God’s love was spoken through the Divine Service at church. Every hymn sung was a hymn of praise and assurance. The psalm for the day, Pastor’s sermon all pointed to the love God has for us.
And here we are, one month later. The tears of fear have been replaced by tears of joy. A body is no longer whole, yet is filled with life. Lymph nodes contain no cancer. Diagnosis: cancer free. Over and over I keep saying this bible verse in my head, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” (This is the second half of Psalm 30:5) Morning is here! We are rejoicing. Praise the Lord! I love you, Mom!