Sunday, May 16, 2010
How God Spoke to me through Karaoke!
It is Sunday morning about 10:30. Kevin left early to go fishing and I am still in bed. I am recuperating after a successful birthday party with a lot of seventh graders. Last night, they all seemed to have a good time. They had a water balloon fight, listened to music, played capture the flag in the dark, and sang karaoke. My husband got the three boys up who were reluctant at first and pretty soon there were bustin' some moves and beat boxing. All the girls had fun as well. Towards the end of the night, I went to my room for bit as most of the kid's parents were beginning to pick up or already had. I came out a little bit later to the most amazing thing. I have probably no less than 25 karaoke CD's to choose from with all kinds of music. There were three girls in the living room and they had found my Christian praise and worship songs for karaoke. There is one disc and I had put it up on the book shelf. They were all singing "How Great is Our God!" If any other kids came in from outside playing....they just walked by them (if any came in they were coming in for water, food, or bathroom)....and I noticed they would start singing it too while they were walking by them. There lips would start moving and they were singing it too! Some of them would just stop and stand and start singing right where they were. I had gone to my room to get on my computer and email another Triple Negative Friend I met online and feel very close to. She had contacted me earlier that day and told me her chemo was not working. They had found a tumor bigger than her original one in the breast clavicle area despite her double mastectomy, and her lymph nodes are now riddled with cancer. She was a stage four because they had found two spots on her liver before her chemo started, but they were small. They basically left her with not much hope. She is my age and has two boys about the same ages as Landri and Presley. So, Heather, is taking a huge leap of faith. She has went to see a man by the name of Solomon Wickey, an Amish man. A man that many say has a God given gift. You can read about him on the internet. He also is giving her a strict diet to follow of herbs and fruits and vegetables, some whole grains etc. which includes juicing. In four months she should be cancer free if all goes well. I am a firm believer in natural healing. I told her to go for it! Show God how big your faith is.....Heather. She will discontinue her chemo which is not working to kill her cancer cells, it is only weakening and poisoning her body. And since there are no other targeted therapies for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, there is not much left that doctors can do. I believe fully that God designed our bodies to be perfect operating machines. We have to give it the right fuel, the fuel that God intended. I believe that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can be a powerful healing tool. However, I am a believer and not a doer. This is where I have to change. I always said that if I was diagnosed with cancer, that I would not have chemo or radiation. I just would not do it. I would try to heal my body with fueling it with fruits and veggies, and faith. I even said that to Kevin a month or so before I was diagnosed. He got mad at me for saying it. I just told him that if it was in God's plan for me to be healed then I would be healed, and if it wasn't than no amount of treatment would make a difference. Sometimes I feel like a hypocrite even going through this chemo and radiation. But I have decided that I will do my part and God will do the rest. I realize that I could easily be in the same boat with Heather. That could happen to me. And if I find out that the chemo is not working for me, I will not continue to poison my body for no reason. I have heard of people who's disease still progresses to stage four, but chemo is controlling the spread somewhat. These people live on chemo for years but eventually will die. As much as I want to live, I will not live on chemo. I don't think that I could do that. I much more believe in the route that Heather has chosen. If God wants me to live another ten years then he will let me. I also know that you never know until you are there walking in those shoes what your real choices might be.
So I had been thinking of Heather all day yesterday. She has been on my mind and my heart. I have been thinking of her new plan of attack for her cancer. I have prayed for her. She was weighing heavy on my heart. So I go in my room to check my messages on my computer to see if I have heard any more from her. Still heavy on my mind, I leave my room and I walk out to children singing "How Great Is Our God!". What are the chances that at a 13 year old birthday boy and girl party it would end with them singing "How Great Is Our God"? God was speaking to me through these kid's song, and he was speaking to Heather, too. Thank you God for reminding me how powerful and awesome and great you are Lord! Thank you for giving us gifts of healing, discernment, and wisdom. Thank you for being way bigger than any diagnosis or any treatments or any doctors.
I need everyone reading this blog to start praying for Heather and her healing. Talk to your Sunday school groups, bible study groups and any prayer warriors you have....prayer chains too! You MUST prayer for her! Please, please, please, do not discard this request. She means a lot to me. God has brought us together for a reason. And I believe that I am supposed to watch her live and beat this, but I need all of you guys out there to start praying. Every day and every night....whenever you think about it, while driving or doing anything...please pray for Heather. Of course you can pray for me, too. But prayer for Heather is urgent right now.
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