a new day
Every morning Joel and I wake up with that sick feeling in our stomachs. The reality hits again and we wonder if we have the strength to face another day. It is so good to be reminded that we don't have to go through this alone. We can't. We are clinging to God and resting in the fact that he hears our prayers and is walking right beside us.
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23
So many prayers are being said. Our sweet little girl is being lifted up to the Lord by people we don't even know. Wow! I was so encouraged by this e-mail I recieved from a friend today:
"The word about your dear Cora is spreading, and so are the prayers. If news spreading were given stages, the prayers being lifted up are WELL PAST stage 4. And the joy is that the God they are praying to is powerful and loving."
Today was a good day. Cora seemed comfortable and rested a lot. We are so thankful. We needed a break from the rollercoaster of emotions we have been experiencing the past week. The swelling in Cora's face has gone down so much and we can see her sweet little eyes again. I love that! Now her mama is just waiting to see a smile again.
Cora is responding well to the chemo so far. Her blood work has been coming back normal. She has had a little trouble with nausea and throwing up, but they are able to give her medicine to help with that.
-So thankful for a "good" day
-Cora is breathing better
-Cora's stomach measured 2 cm less today
-Prayer warriors around the world praying, praying, praying
-Encouraging comments, e-mails, and visits from so many
-Comfort for Cora as she recieves her chemo treatments
-The chemo would "blast" the cancer (as one doctor put it)
-Cora's blood work would continue to come back normal
-Joel and I would continue to rely on God's stength