Thursday, October 18, 2007

More Good News From Our Arlene

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Good News!
Once again, I am so amazed at the love of God in my life. Today I had to go to the cancer center to have my last radiation treatment. There were 15 total. When I got there, they said you won't ever have to wear this mask again...good thing..the steroids were making it very tight. When I got up off of the table they presented me with certificate that said go and have some fun now that you don't have to be here everyday. You know, sometimes its the little things that count so much.Then I had to have my blood tested so that tomorrow I can get the anti-body again. One of the most special ladies at the Cancer Center came to me to tell me that our friend, Ron, was back in the hospital. She really wasn't supposed to but she knows we are good friends with them. Immediately Barry wanted to go pray. We aren't sure of this man's soul. He grew up in church, but we're not sure about his salvation. He is having a very hard time breathing. They had a hard time getting a blood return on me, and as yet, still haven't gotten it through the port, so one of the nurses told me to go up to see him if we wanted to. When we got up there, the nurses were all friendly asking us just what we were doing and we told them we were going to visit Ronnie. When we got in his room, we told him and his wife that we would not be staying there long. We just came to pray and encourage them. We prayed and Carolyn said that she felt so much better. She needed it. We told her that we would leave now and she asked us if we had seen Dr. Momin. We said no. She said he just left their room. When we got to the nurses station we could hear his voice. He seemed shocked for just a minute, then he said to me...I had forgotten how good you could look. Then he looked at Barry and said, see, didn't I tell you she was gonna be alright? Talk about encouraging words! He could have easily said nothing or something negative. Then, I think I have said this before on my blog, but if not, here goes. God help us to do something today that will impact eternity.Talking with Dr. Momin, was my very favorite nurse Katie. I also think I mentioned that she is 26 and our daughter, Amber, is 26 too. Both of them are very sweet and always smiling, so Katie kind of became like "a second daughter" to me. The last time I was in the hospital Katie and her mom are both Oncology Nurses, but her Mom doesn't practice at Oakwood where I go, just Katie. Anyway, Katie came to me one day and said that her Mom was going for a breast biopsy and Katie was naturally worried. Barry and I asked her if we could pray for her and her Mom. She was thrilled. Apparently we were the only ones that asked her that question. She reached her sweet hands out and we prayed. The biopsy seemed to take forever to come back and by the time it did, I had been released from the hospital. I didn't think to give Katie my number or get hers, but I did plenty of praying and was very concerned. Last week when I had to go to get my anti-body who was my nurse but Katie. Now I have never seen Katie anywhere but the 5th floor, so it was a great surprise and then she turned out to be my nurse. She told us the biopsy had turned out fine and thanked us many times for the prayer. Today, however, for whatever reason...just a God thing, as Dr. Momin and Katie were at the nurses desk, Katie looked kind of surprised to see us there and then all of the sudden, she introduced us to her Mom. Her Mom got tears in her eyes and said thank you so much for praying for me. We believe we did impact eternity today...Dr. Momin was all smiles. He seemed happy that we had prayed and of course Katie and her Mom were ecstatic, as were we. God always gives us opportunities to do something for Him if we will just look. This morning I wanted blackberry pancakes and so we went to Cracker Barrel. We were sitting at our table by the window and I looked at Barry and said that little old man looks so lost. Barry said with tears running down his face, I have been praying for him. Now if you know Bear, you will know that he has such a tender heart that it is easy for him to's God coming out of him. This morning I was putting on my make up and my phone rang. It was a friend that we haven't seen or heard from probably in at least 8 months. I answered and she asked if we would like to go to dinner. We accepted and had a wonderful time and she topped it off by giving us a loaf of Amish bread that she made this morning. God is so good to us. I will ALWAYS be amazed at his goodness!
I Thessalonians 1:11 - 12 - Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Felisol said...

Dear Arlene,
how very welcome to hear the good news.
I'm glad that you're taking time to share joy and victory with the Pilgrim Pals.
We need some sunshine after all the rain. Together they'll bring growth among all of us.
From Felisol

Pilot Mom said...

How encouraging it is to hear of how the Lord has been pouring out His blessings all around you, Arlene!! It is such an encouragment to everyone when His goodness is shared. Thank you!