Tuesday, June 5, 2007


I have been blessed to have the best mom in the world. She has always been my biggest cheerleader, my best coach, and a great role model. On Wednesday, my mom is going in for surgery. This is her third bout with breast cancer, and the doctors have recommended a double mastectomy. Please agree with us in prayer that God will guide the doctor's hands, that her recovery will be swift, and that she will be completely healed of cancer. I mentioned in this post that the last time she was diagnosed, she placed a sticky note on the refrigerator that read, "Devil get ready for a fight!" I'm happy to report that she's still fighting, and most importantly, has faith that God is going to be with her through this. As the possibility began to unfold that the cancer had returned, I could tell that she was discouraged. She really didn't even want to go to the doctor and have to face the possibility that she was going to have to fight again. But I told her that I thought that the fact the doctor was being so attentive was a positive sign. I told her that the doctor believed that she had a lot more life to live, and wanted to make sure that she was able to live it. She told me that those words encouraged her, and I could tell because after that she went on the offensive, tracking down results, getting appointments with doctors when none were available, and staying positive through it all. I know that God has blessed her, and that He will be taking care of her in all of these situations.

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." Ephesians 3:20


shl45 said...

Hi Mark. Sharon Lanham here. Thanks for putting this on. Your Aunt Cheryl hasn't informed me of this news. Please know that I will be praying for your Mom. She's very special to us! God will bring her through, I'm sure.

Hope you don't mind that I read your blog. Your Mom and Cheryl were both talking about it on Memorial Day and Cheryl sent me the link. I love your writing and it's connected me to an old friend...Trudi McDaniel! Thanks!

I'll be praying for your whole family today.

Mark Lunsford said...

Hi Sharon. Thanks for your prayers. I'm glad you found the blog. Feel free to share it with anyone else who might like it as well.

Anonymous said...

I will be keeping Grandma Bev in prayer today! She is a spunky one and I'm know she'll give the devil more than he bargained for ;0)
Keep us posted...