As I lay in bed at night, many nights that is where my tears flow. Sometimes because of the fear of the unknown, sometimes it's the sadness of what is to come with the surgery and time away from my children. I know what I am going through is a lot to process, and it is there that I let the emotions flow.
Yet what has been a gift to me as I lay my head down at night - or at my appointments and during all the scans I have had, is YOU.
As I lay, or sit, I pause, breathe and pray. I picture the circles of love and prayers wrapped around me - and Stephen and our kids; my family, my friends, the church, my community, and even strangers who have been so kind to send love our way.
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for each hopeful thought, prayer, and positive vibe you have sent my way.
Thank you for every note, text, email card, flower, act of love, and gift you have shared with me.
You make my heart smile.
I have had more appointments in the past few weeks than I care to count and I have seen so many people be at these tough appointments alone. Maybe they want it that way but maybe not. I ask that you join me in praying for them to.
It is a blessing to be covered with your love and prayers and know I am not alone going through this. I am not sure I can ever express the gratitude I feel to know that you are also covering Stephen and our three kids with your prayers and love too.
I know the next few months will be a wild ride but I am grateful you are with us by our side.
With love and gratitude,