Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Well, I actually got the call on Wednesday, but by the time y'all read this it will be Thursday so whatevah!

My Dad (ain't he a cutie?) had his latest tests and his PSA numbers are still down so HURRAY - the radiation seemed to do the trick! Both parents still cancer free. I am thankful for this, but with Dad's already returning once and Mom almost taking a permanent trip to see Jesus, I can't say that I am not fearful of the ugly C-word returning to our lives. I know I am not supposed to be afraid. I know about the verse, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10). I know. But this is my Mama and Daddy we are talking about here. It is hard not to worry.

While I am so thankful to hear of my father's well-being, I found out tonight that a fellow Chinese adoptive mom and friend of mine, Kristi, lost her father this morning (Wednesday, as I write). It was a long battle as he struggled with memory issues. Please pray for her and her family as they celebrate his life and mourn his loss. I know that this can be a Thankful Thursday for Kristi as well as I know she is thankful for her father, his life, that he passed peacefully and that he is now with our heavenly Father. Thank you for your prayers.


Jinglebritches said...

Thanks for posting about Kristi. We will keep her in our prayers. And,yes, your dad is a cutie patootie!

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Good new about your Dad. You've been through so much and what a blessing it is to have 2 wonderful parents. Kristi is in my prayers right now...Terry

kayder1996 said...

My MIL passed away in January at the age of 52 after 5 months of cancer. We really held onto a verse from Genesis, from when Joseph was reunited with his brothers. "What you intended for evil, God planned for good." It was so comforting to know that things Satan things will work to tear us out of God's grasp are actually things God will use to bring glory to His name.

Katy said...

Praise God about your dad-praying for Kristi.

Alyson & Ford said...

We need to remember every day to be thankful for our blessings. You are a great reminder to us to do just that. Thanks.

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Vivian M said...

Thank goodness! What wonderful news about your Dad.
We will keep Kristi in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy said...

Great news that your parents are cancer free. My mom restarted her chemo on Thursday...hopefully it'll work this time ;0)

Dan and Karen Herman said...

Dawn, glad to read the good news on your Dad, he is one of the people I respected the most at NWC. :-)


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