One Year Ago…
At this time one year ago I was on an operating table. What should have been 2 hours turned into 4. I would wake up to a new reality. The door to biological motherhood had been nailed shut. A full hysterectomy had taken place. In the following days it would be confirmed that I had not been crazy…. That the doctor I had tried to make understand was wrong…. The new doctor I had found had saved my life. In the following days I would learn that my ovaries were full of cancerous cells, which were on the verge of invading the surrounding organs and lymph nodes. It had been found in time.
How do I feel about all of this? I feel lucky. I feel blessed. I thank God that my situation had a favorable outcome. I know that had I waited just a little longer to have surgery, the outcome could have been very different.
Today, one year later, I stand in amazement of what God brought me through. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for the chance to continue living my life and planning for the future. Today I can celebrate.
Life is fragile. We are not promised tomorrow. Today is the day we must choose to celebrate what’s important. What’s important to me? First, God is important to me. Without my relationship with Him, I am nothing. Second, my husband. He is my best friend and the love of my life. Third, my family. I would not want to do life without them.
God was working my life a year ago and He’s still working today. I believe that I will continue to walk in healing and health. Biological motherhood may not be a reality for me but motherhood will happen with God’s help. We have started submitting the paperwork for adoption and are trying to raise the funds to make our dream of parenthood a reality. We are telling our story to as many people as possible. We are living proof of God’s faithfulness and continuing work. We pray that God would place the right baby and birth mother in our lives.
My talented husband has created a website for our adoption fundraising effort, adoptingbabyg.com. The web site is a gathering place for our supporters. Some go there to see how they can pray for us and view updates. Some have expressed the desire to contribute financially. The site allows those people to do that…… And some just simply want follow our story and view our progress.
Please take a moment to visit the site. Pray for us and share it with others. We want others, who face similar circumstances, to know that they are not alone.
Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate with me!