Monday, September 29, 2014

Praise God~for He is good




I received word just a short time ago from my radiologist who performed the biopsy last Wednesday. It is not cancerous.  It is a benign condition, radial scaring (that can mimic cancer cells on mammography images).  However, it does have a potential to develop into something down the road so it is best to be proactive and have it surgically removed at this time.  I will be scheduling the surgery (day surgery) soon.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and sweet words of encouragement that you kept showering me with all week.  I feel so blessed to be part of this wonderful blogging community where we can share our fears with each other, and pray for one another.

If I could ask a favor, would you pour that prayer into another blogging friend of mine's family. Some of you are familiar with Jennifer (Beaufortbelle), she is such a sweet encouraging reader of many blogs.  Jennifer's beautiful daughter Brooke was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and is undergoing Chemo. Brooke is a recent college graduate.  She reminds me a lot of my two girls, beautiful, bubbly, outgoing and more importantly a kind, caring individual who was always there for her friends and many others. They have created a Caring Bridge site to keep friends and family informed and where we can shower her with prayer!  You can visit Brooke (and Jennifer) at One Day At A Time .  To leave Brooke a message, scripture verse or to shower her with prayer you just need to create a simple account (email address and password).  Prayer is a very powerful thing, and it is what He has commanded us to do for one another.

With love and gratitude,
Lauren

18 comments:

Stacey said...

Hallelujah!! Happy for you today. :)

Mike @TheIronYou said...

I am so happy to hear that is a benign condition, but still it's important that you take care of it asap.

My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

PS I'm heading now to One Day At A Time to leave a word of encouragement to Brooke

Judy said...

praise god for your good report! i thought about you this morning and was going to e-mail you but just haven't had time yet so when i saw your announcement i was so happy!

i will check out your friend's blog and lift up her situation to our all powerful god.

xoxo!
judy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lauren, I'm so happy to hear that you got a great report!! Praise the Lord, indeed! I will pray for your friend's daughter, as well!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

God is good!!! So happy!

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

so glad to hear this news!!! Definitely prayed for you and glad God hears and grants our prayers. I will definitely be praying your Brooke. Thanks for sharing your update. Have a great day!

Anne said...

So glad you got that news Lauren....hope all goes well with your surgery!Sorry to hear about Brooke.
~Anne

Brandi said...

So happy to read this, Lauren! Now we need to plan a celebratory lunch date!!!

NanaDiana said...

Whhhooooo Hooooooo! I just got in from being on the road for the last three days and look what I see here! Thank God! Somehow I just KNEW you were going to be okay...and....a little preventative surgery is a GOOD thing. I am so happy for you and your family. Blessings!!! xo Diana

Gypsy Heart said...

I just knew you would be ok! God is good...all the time. Prayers will continue for you re: the surgery and for the medical team & their skills. I wish I were closer...would be happy to help you out!

I am so sad to hear about Brooke. I will be more than glad to pray for her and her family. One of my Chemo buddies (Chemo Angels) is on the Caring Bridge site so I'll leave a message for Brooke.

Brightest blessings sweet friend ~
xo
Pat

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Praise the Lord!!! Will pray that your surgery goes smoothly and for a quick recovery! Heading over to leave a message for Brooke now. God bless Lauren!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Great news Lauren! Who knew Monday could be so good!

Dixie Delights said...

So thankful to hear this!! I will be praying for Jennifer and Brooke. She is such a lovely woman. I'm glad you let us know.

Beaufort Belle said...

My dear, sweet Lauren. Thank you so much for asking those that follow or read your blog to send up prayers for Brooke (and for me) and for directing them to her Caring Bridge account. We know that it is with prayer and with God's help and abiding love that we will make it through this journey. May He continue to bless you Lauren. I am so glad we have become dear friends!

Tery H said...

I am so, so happy that you fine! I am sure you are relieved. Now you can take a deep breathe and let it go! So one surgery as a precaution-that sounds better. Peace of mind.

You mention Beaufortbelle and I did pop over to read. I will be following. Life can seem so cruel. As a mother I don't know how I would handle that. We will keep praying! My mother in-law always says she raised her children on bloody knees. Now she says she says she loves on her grandchild on those same old bloody knees!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Such good news to read about this morning Lauren!! And now to celebrate your baby girls birthday today:) life is good!

Karena Albert said...

Oh Lauren thank goodness and God for this news. What a relief for you and your family. So happy for you!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Megan // Honey We're Home said...

So happy to hear you are well Lauren, what a relief! I'm sure those were a few scary days. I'll pray for Brooke and her family too- cancer hits home, but I cannot imagine it being your child. We know God can heal and we have to be each other's strength and love during these hard times.