Thursday, December 1, 2011

On this day...

8 years ago.....
December 1, 2003


Arthur began his first leg of his battle with cancer,
this was the day he had colon surgery.
This was the day the head of our family took a step in the direction of the unknown?!?!


Arthur was prayed up, leaning on the Great Physician to guide the hands of his earthly surgeon, his faith never faltered, and he held my hand before surgery always being the rock and encouraging me.
We had one last kiss and he was wheeled away......

I once again began to plead with the Lord...

"Please Lord hold my best friend, love, husband, father of our children in the palm of your hand. Heal him Lord and restore him, that he may be able to continue to serve you...spare him Lord, Please"!

The Lord heard my prayers...
AND
the MANY, MANY
prayers of those who knew Arthur

and
prayers of those who never knew him, they just knew his name...

Oh how the body of believers lifted Arthur and our family up to the Lord,
and in the days/months that followed....

We felt the Lord's hands carry us....
We saw HIM touch Arthur's tired body...
We experienced the love of Christ in others that words cannot explain....
All because of the power of prayer, and God's amazing grace.....

OUR FAMILY WAS FOREVER CHANGED!!!




Now 8 years later..........



I still have my best friend, love, husband, and father of our children...
I never go a day without being thankful to our Heavenly Father!

I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL !



They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Psalm 126:5

16 comments:

Deb said...

How very special!! And I know this is an anniversary of thanksgiving that you'll never forget. I'm so thankful that the Lord answered yours and many others' prayers!!
(Thanks so much for the order and email!!! I'll answer soon.)

Teena said...

wow... thank you for sharing. YOU inspire me. I thank you for always encouraging me and for giving God the glory.

Hugs & Love,
Teena

Mountain Mama said...

Awesome! Just gotta love that Great Physician of ours!!
blessings,
ashley

Mendi... said...

Beautiful! We have a similar anniversary like that in Kyle's life...three years ago this past April, he had his entire colon removed! Like you, I thank God daily for the richness of His provision, strength & healing! God is good all the time. All the time, God IS good!

Sister's said...

WOW!
To GOD be the glory!
What a sweet story of GODs faithfullness!!:):)
HE IS SO GOOD!

Hugs to you all from us:)
Hello to all:):):):):):):):):):)

God Bless!

Mayos

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

We rejoice with you in his healing. What a beautiful testimony of God's grace. I am so thankful that we have the honor of knowing you and your sweet family.

Nicole said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing that. We serve a powerful God!
Praise the Lord!

Beautifully Veiled said...

Praise the LORD!!! What a precious post! Your family is an inspiration to so many. Thanks for just being YOU for the kingdom!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. I'm so glad the Lord spared Arthur to serve Him and your precious family. What a wonderful testimony.

Blessings,

Victoria

Beth said...

YAY for health!!!!!! Here's to MANY MANY more years of health and happiness!

Amanda said...

So glad that you still have the blessing of being together.

mommyx12 said...

I'm so happy you are both still together and the Lord left him here with his loves. The Lord is GREAT.

Cinnamon said...

Love you to pieces!! So happy for you, for God's hand on your lives and marriage. What a blessing to have and hold your wonderful husband every day!

hugs~ Cinnamon

Godly-Young-Widow said...

Thank you for sharing this on your blog. I can relate, but my story was the tragedy I'm sure you feared. I lost my husband to cancer 3 years ago. I am thankful for stories like yours where you learn not to take your loved one for granted. Not to mention the children you have had since then! God bless you and Merry Christmas!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Thank the Lord!! :) Cancer really sucks but it does make us realize what is important in life!

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Our God, the GREAT Physician, is so merciful to have ordained for you to keep your best friend and love!

Though it was probably one of the toughest times, it was a blessing the Lord brought this trial to your lives, for His glory, to draw you closer to Him like never before. And now, I am sure each day, you thank God for the blessing of Arthurs life and being there with you and the children.

To God be the glory!

Christine