July 9, 2010

Thank you

In case you had to leave early I'm including the same thank you here that I was going to read, but just couldn't do it through the tears, so instead Sarah read it for me...

When I got the first phone call from my doctor that the MRI had found something suspicious, I broke down. I didn’t think that I was strong enough to go through this. Not now. Not ever. But in time my attitude changed to “What else am I going to do, I’ve got to fight. Like a girl!”

There are still hard times. There are times I still try to lean on myself instead of God and all he is offering me, but it all get’s much easier when I let him steer the bike. God was never surprised by this diagnosis, he had already begun to prepare all that we would need along the way. He had factored cancer into his plan for me long ago, before I was are of anything. I know that there are many people that God put into my life years, months or even weeks ago, to serve a purpose. He is a good God like that! (Ironically, knowing that he put you all here doesn’t make it any easier to accept or ask for help though).

I am so thankful for all he has given me.

My husband, a man that couldn’t be a better match for ME, a man that is selfless and cares for his family more than himself. Thank you Matt.

My kids. They definitely keep me on my toes, keep me moving and don’t even give me one minute to get down about this situation!

My friends and family. All of you. You’ve supported me with your prayers, your cards, time, labor and gifts. It is all completely overwhelming to us to see what God’s people can do. Thank you.

This evening has meant so much to me; it’s amazing to see how many people are here to support us. Thank you so much for spending your evening with us. It is so humbling to see how many people care for and love us.

Psalm 29:11 says God makes his people strong. God gives his people peace.

He has done these things for me. Whether I live or die, he will give me strength and peace to face it. The Israelites made it to the promised land and one day we all will too.

Thank you!

Looking around during the circle of prayer was absolutely amazing.  I think I've probably used the words amazing, humbled, and grateful more times than I should in the past months, but I don't know of other words to use.  I was so overwhelmed (oops, another one I use to much) to see everyone there, never did I imagine such an amazing turnout!  Thank you!


Sluiter Nation said...

Lynette, I am SO glad this event went so well! I wish we could have been there all wearing our T-shirts! Know we are praying like crazy for you!!!

Anonymous said...

My boys had SO much fun. Especially the train, they couldnt stop talking about it! :)