Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Reflections (Footprints in the Sand)

This post is for Eleanor, my niece. My brother and his wife were in the process of moving back home from Arizona, when they lost her at six months. Her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. I am sad that I never was able to get to know her.

My DM tells me that my brother and his wife go to visit her weekly.

While we are on the topic of life changing events, DH was diagnosed with stage three prostate cancer this year. Fortunately, the scans showed that it had not spread to any of his major organs. He had his prostate removed in April and will have to have radiation, however, before radiation can be done. He had to have hernia repair surgery to prevent complications once radiation has begun. His hernia surgery was in October, so much of my year was spent taking care of DH. His radiation is scheduled to begin at the end of this month.

As a result of the surgeries, I can really see where the Lord has carried me through these challenging times. The poem "Footprints in the Sand" illustrates how I feel I was able to make it through this year. This battle with prostate cancer is not over yet, but I know the Lord will be with me in whatever 2012 holds.