Saturday, August 19, 2006

Simple Song of Praise...and Gratitude



I am grateful, grateful, grateful to God for the news that Aunt Marlene does not have melanoma. It is basal cell (sp?) and she will recover from it. I am bubbling over with joy and gratitude. She will have surgery in October, and she will need to have some reconstructive surgery afterward. However, I am not going to lose her from this, and I will not have to watch her suffer and die from this cancer. I watched a close friend, Toni, suffer and die in 1995 from bone cancer, and I watched my grandmother suffer from a myriad of illnesses and finally die. I didn't have the strength...I didn't have the heart...to go through this type of pain again so soon. I give glory to God...for sparing me this...I give thanks to my friends for their prayers, healing thoughts, and energy.

This song echos through my heart:

God is so good;
God is so good-
God is so good,
He's so good to me.


I broke my "blogger-free weekend streak" to tell you this news. I am blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed. Did I mention blessed?

Life is hard. I've lost so many I love. I've been down a lot of roads I didn't want to travel. I've never had anything handed to me. I've always had to struggle for anything I have. At this point in my life, I'm not overly certain of much. I do know this: I still believe. I don't have a lot of answers, but the God of my childhood...that I talked to before anyone ever told me there was one...the God that protected me all those many years ago from neglect and abandonment and rejection...He still hears me and hears the voices that cry out to Him, weak or strong. And I am grateful. So very grateful.

Did I mention grateful? :)

Hope you're having a good weekend as well. Love and peace to you all.





8 comments:

PJ said...

Oh Kristi!! Prrrrraaaaisse God!!
I am SO excited for you.

I also have good news. Dottie is IN REMISSION!! Yes, from stage 3 ovarian cancer to remission in 2 months time - only our God could do something like that.

We have much to praise Him for.

Thanks for being such a blessing!!

neicybelle said...

i'm so happy for you and aunt marlene! how awesome to be spared one more grief!

and i don't know dottie, but i'm excited about that news, too!

thank you....

Holli said...

He is so good! God our King and Savior! He doesn't only save us from sin but from hurts and suffering, and even from ourselves. I am SO happy for you and your Aunt. Praise God and I am SO glad that we can give Him the glory! You and your aunt hug each other from me!

Elliemarie said...

That is wonderful news, Kristi. I am so relieved for you and your aunt.

Kristi K. said...

Thank you, ladies, for "rejoicing with those who rejoice, and mourning with those who mourn..." I'm so glad it's rejoicing time! :)

Anonymous said...

I am really happy things are working out for you...and your Aunt.
Chris

J.F. said...

Really good to hear that, Kristi. Thanks!

Kristi K. said...

Chris,
There you are! Thank you for those kind words!

J.F.,
Same your way. Thanks for being an encourager!