It’s been roughly a month since I posted on this blog. Sometime around new year I decided that I needed a break from reading and writing… so everything stopped. What I hadn’t appreciated, was that some people were counting on my regular updates to know that I was still alive. The words alleviated their fears. The posts prompted them to pray. I received a number of emails and calls just checking I was still okay. It is nice to be missed!
Well, I’m still here! I’ve outlived my earliest prognosis. And I plan to continue fighting this cancer. My prayer is that God in his kindness will give me many more days, months and years. I want to treasure this life he’s given me, without holding on too tightly. I desire to make an impact for eternity with my choices, my words and my actions.
I don’t know exactly what’s in store for 2013, but yesterday I was to be welcomed back onto the Crossroads staff team at church. The only problem was I didn’t turn up! I couldn’t get out of bed. The impact of chemo, with the fatigue, nausea, aches, constipation, and a whole bunch more, left me unable to do much at all. So my first public day of ministry was a sickie! God has his ways of encouraging humility!