Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ten Weeks, Ten Feet Off the Ground

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.   Philippians 4:4

You would think our family hit the jackpot today--well, we kinda did. :)

Paige was informed by her doctors that her bone marrow, blood, and spinal fluid show zero signs of cancer cells!  Oh--and that monstrosity of a 16 cm mass that started all of this?  It's GONE!

Ten weeks of chemotherapy treatments, lumbar punctures, bone marrow biopsies, and blood transfusions.  Ten weeks that involved nausea, dizziness, and hair loss.  Ten weeks of continuous praying and unwavering faith.  Paige's body is officially cancer-free, and she is now in remission.  There was just a bit of rejoicing going on in our family today. :)

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.   Matthew 21:22 

We cleared yet another hurdle on this journey, but we still have quite a way to go.  Leukemia isn't a "find it--destroy it--be done with it" kind of cancer.  Because it affects blood and bone marrow found throughout the body, a longer period of treatment is necessary.  Paige will undergo another four to six months of intense chemotherapy before she enters the two-year maintenance phase of treatment--all to prevent the cancer cells from returning.  To think I view her strength as inspiring'll be through the roof when this is all said and done!

Ten weeks ago we hit our knees, completely broken and asking for God's power, grace, and mercy like never before.  Friends and family joined us in prayer for Paige's body to be healed and her health to be restored.  These prayers were (and still are) needed, appreciated, and definitely heard!

Today brought such wonderful news--I felt like I was ten feet off the ground!  I had few words other than "Thank you, God"--which is really all I needed to say anyway.  We rejoice in God's goodness and amazing grace.  He holds the future, and it is GOOD.

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you...   
2 Thessalonians 3:3

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