Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Somebody Prayed

"I got the results to my MRI yesterday."

Every time I hear these words I stop breathing. Every since my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer, I can't help but be afraid... of what the future holds.

Every time he gets his results, he calls me with those words.

He pauses. That pause always calls for more concern. It's not really a long pause, but to me, the time it takes him to speak again seems like forever.

"It's clear. It's allllll goooooood."

I smile, because I know that it could be worse. I know that it SHOULD be worse based on what the doctors have said, based on the tons of information I went through on the Internet. It should be worse.

But God Is Good!

"The doctors are amazed. They can't believe that the test keep coming back clean."

"Somebody has been praying for you."

We both start singing, "Somebody prayed for me. They me on their mind. Took the time to praaay for me! I so glad they prayed! I'm so glad they prayed! I'm so glad they praaaayed for me!"

I want to cry every time I get these results because I know how blessed we are. It's been about a year and a half since I got the news. Stage 4 Brain Cancer and my dad is doing just fine.

I know that it is God's work because there simply is no other explanation.

I prayed so hard that he would be okay. And God does answer prayers. I know that now.

When everyone kept saying that he would be okay, I had so many doubts. I didn't want to hear it. What did they know. I'd read the research. I'd seen the look of doom in the doctor's eyes. I'd heard the diagnosis of a grim future. I didn't believe, or at least couldn't see where they could possibly know how that was true.

I stopped listening to them. I stopped listening to the doctors and the studies and the research, and right now, I'm listening God. And He is doing his THANG!


Tiffany said...

What a blessing! I am so glad that there was good news. God is a true miracle isn't He? I am amazed everyday at the wonders He creates. Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Ms. Wanda said...

How awesome is God right? I'm happy for you and your Dad! Keep on praying girl:) There is power in prayer always!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Only God can work a miracle like that! I'm glad that you still have your dad in your life and he's doing allllll right!!

JamericanSpice said...

It's amazing. These stories that defies reality because God is good and he has his hands in everything.

I'm so happy for you and your father.

There's always someone praying for

Thank God!

Ali said...

My uncle died of brain cancer. It's horrible. Guess he needed more prayers;)

Thank God your Dad is in the clear! That's amazing!

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Amy said...

Wonderful!!!!! God is good!

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is SUCH wonderful and amazing news!

Kristin said...

That is awesome! Praise the Lord....He is always in control!

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La Pixie said...

oops. that deleted comment was me. I was accidentally on my husbands account.

that is great news and Im so happy for you! prayer is powerful. =)

Melissa said...

I totally got the chills on this one!!! Amen, Amen, Amen!!!! I am SOOOOOOOO happy for you and your family and will continue to pray!!!

Oh and BTW-- I wanted nothing more than ANYBODY to beat Kobe and those Lakers..... arrggghhh, too bad Superman and the rest of the team fell apart in the finals (as they were playing superb in the rest of the post-season!!!)

Ms. Bar B: said...

My goodness. God really is good. I know all about this kind of worry. My grandmother had a tumor removed from her head years ago and I have the same anxiety each time she goes for an MRI... but like your dad, despite her prevalent migraines her results always come back fine.

Your family is in my prayers.

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

Thnks to all of you for your well wishes. It's been a scary year. But we have been blessed.

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