The last few days have been very difficult for Tom and I. He had his annual PET Scan last Friday. We went to the doctor’s for results today. It was bad news. The lymphoma returned near the last occurrence in his stomach area. There was only one lesion spotted, which is better than having multiple ones. He has to go through chemo again.
I make no secret of my love for Tom. I adore him for so many reasons. Chemo is difficult. The emotional and especially the physical strain can wear you out. The last time, Tom would often say, “Let’s enjoy the good days, endure the bad and regardless press forward.” You see what a wise man I’m married to. I know that many of you will pray and so I thank you ahead of time for those prayers.
I was reminded earlier in the day by the Lord of this scripture from 2 Corinthians 4:7-10:
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
© Nadine Zawacki 2008