Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Here today - gone tomorrow . . .

We returned from the Caribbean cruise on Saturday only to find almost as much water on the ground as was in the sea.  Yes, that is an exaggeration, but it seems as if the rain will never stop.  North of us, in sunny Mississippi, are freezing conditions, making the roads slick and dangerous and the power lines heavy with ice.  I didn't realize just how wonderful the warm temperatures were last week.  Our cruise took us to Cozumel, Grand Caymen and Jamiaca.  What a contrast in countries!  The Grand Caymens was my favorite port for several reasons, but the attitudes of the people and the absence of in your face poverty made quite an impression.  Jamaica was just plain depressing.  On one stretch of beach you would see plush hotels across from unfinished houses and tiny shacks.  We were told emphatically where to go and even more emphatically where not to go.  The waters were beautiful, the sun warm and the people with whom we cam in contact were friendly and helpful.  On the ship, service was the name of the game and we enjoyed visiting with crew from all over the world.  I am glad to be an American!

At my last visit with the oncologist I was given some news that could be nothing or something.  My CA125 is higher than it has ever been and the scan showed something pressing that should not be.  I have been referred to a urologist to be checked and will return to the oncologist the first Monday in February.  There may be a change in medication; there may not. I'll just have to wait and see. I am so grateful to have a faithful God who is completely in control of whatever is going on!!! 

I will spend the night in Jackson, then fly to Raleigh Thursday afternoon to spend a couple of weeks with Marty and family.  Colin will be three on the 24th, Christopher will be five on the 26th so I'm going to spend birthdays with little boys.  They are growing up so fast!

As always, I covet your prayers.  I have been sustained by them through the Holy Spirit for a long time.  I don't take this cancer lightly, but rest in the assurance that God is the Great Physician and that with God, all things are possible.  Til I'm home again . . .

Pastor Margaret


Anonymous said...

Just today reading your blog.
Hope your visit to the doctor went well and praying for continued positive reports on your health so that you can enjoy all of your trips.

Love, DeSha

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