What a week this has been. I am overwhelmed by the amount of prayers and love that has been directed towards Sarah and me as we begin this battle against cancer. I am deeply blessed and encouraged by all of our friends and family that have already stepped up to help me during this time. I truly feel loved and that love has encouraged me greatly as I optimistically now face several tests in the next two weeks.
Yesterday, I went to a chest clinic and found out that I have non-small cell cancer which is more common. The term they used was squamous. They are unable to actually determine what stage or how large the cancer is until I have my PET/CT. I will be having my scans on the 24th which is the day before my birthday… yay!
After a lot of processing I have been thinking a lot about God’s Grace and several people have asked me if I have asked the question “Why me?” When I think about that question, I always think “Why not me?” I may not have done things that people naturally think merit such a condition such as smoking, chewing, or huffing something; but I feel that I have been given the grace and peace of Jesus in that I can handle this. I can face mortality securely holding onto my savior and say it may not be well in my lung but it certainly is well with my soul. I would also add that it is better that I face this than someone who may still need to encounter the life changing love of our Messiah.
As I move forward to treatment I know I will face darker days but today and tomorrow I know I can rest in Y’shua who is my rock. Please continue to pray and I will keep you updated on any news and such.