Thursday, July 31, 2008

Putting Things Into Perspective

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Thank y'all for the prayers and well wishes! I won't know the results of the CT scan until I meet with the otolaryngologist (whew! that's a mouthful LOL! the ear, nose and throat guy) next week. But the scan itself only took a couple of minutes. Literally, 2 minutes. And completely painless of course.

Yesterday, I received some news about one of my dear, sweet friends on my Mommy board. She just learned she has breast cancer. She has two young boys, her oldest Clayton's age and her youngest probably around Reedy's age. And now she's facing one of the toughest battles any woman could face. Hearing that ugly word no one ever wants to hear.

Hearing this devastating news made me realize just how much I worry and fret over absolutely small things. The amount of emotional energy it expends, the stress it creates. What a waste that I would worry myself over what I know to be a painless, simple procedure, when this Momma is now living with the reality of cancer. Looking at the beautiful faces of her boys while dealing with such uncertainty and fear. I have many things to be thankful for. Why spend time worrying when I could be spending time giving thanks?

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Suzy. You can beat this!

1 comment:

Corey~living and loving said...

Hey girl! so surprised to see you have a blog....and pleased that I can keep up with you now. :) Miss you!

Great post. My heart is hurting for Suzy as well. I simply can not imagine. :(

I'll be praying for good results from your CT!