Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This Song's For You

Twenty-one years ago, when my youngest daughter was only 5 years old, I was diagnosed with the cancer I'm battling today-Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia. At the time, the oncologist chose a watch-and-wait approach.

Yes, it was a little scary.

But, mostly, I leaned into the Lord.  I read my Bible, attended daily Mass, joined a Bible study and cultivated faith-filled friends. God provided just the right support and help along the way.

The diagnosis heightened my appreciation of each day. Every breath was a prayer of gratitude.

During those busy after-school hours, I'd play holy music while the kids were doing homework and I'd be fixing dinner, It was my way of praying while managing the home.

It was so calming. I like to think we all benefitted from it.

Recently, I started following a blog called Sunflower Seeds by Melannie Svoboda SN. She always closes with a link to a song.

Today's song, shared with you here, transported me back decades ago to that kitchen, with my kids, and that little cassette tape player...It delivered me to the beginning...when I didn't know if I'd have five weeks, five months, or five years before I'd have to battle the cancer lurking within.

Oh, God is good.

Click Here for:For the Beauty of the Earth  May this song gladden your heart today.


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