Sunday, November 13, 2011

Faith

As the chemo begins to show it's physical signs in my wife I continue to have the opportunity to see God move in ways that are unreal. Many of the moments that are the most moving are very quiet, personal moments that allow me as a husband to have the opportunity to admire my wife and God working through her.

When we started chemo and came to understand some of what the side effects could be I came to value some things that I may have taken for granted. My wife has the most beautiful hair in the world and for the last 3 weeks when I could, I have helped dry it for her. This seems even odd to write but let me say for me to be able to serve her was also an opportunity to be with her. Well over the last few days the chemo has shown up and those beautiful blonde hairs are beginning to be lost. As I was drying her hair i just stopped and hugged her and told her I was sorry this was happening to her.

This is one of the moments I will never forget, Aly looks at me and says, "thats just the cancer falling out".

Richard Richardson spoke this morning about Standing at edge of Canaan. There is no doubt that Aly would give a report that the land is great and is truly ours ready for the taking. Lord help me to truly be the Joshua she needs in this fight as a husband because in these moments where you are watching your wife go through things you wouldn't wish on your enemy, much less your wife, it is very hard to not get caught up in the little things.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a sweet and tender moment. Continuing to pray for you both. Aly is very blessed to have such a wonderful and caring husband in you Josh.

Blessings,
Janet Werdowatz

Krista Richardson said...

Aly, you are just as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside! Nothing, not even hair loss, can ever change that! Your strong desire for Christ, bright smile and loving heart are what makes you beautiful! I am, too, so sorry you are having to go though something like this. I know, as a woman, our hair is very dear to us. But, it is also something that will grow back. You continue to stand strong! Show Cancer that even the step of hair loss will not get you down! You have won this! We are all here for you, praying for you everyday. Josh, you keep being the amazing husband you are. We're praying for you, as well. I know this is hard for you too. God will take great care of both of you.

Lindsey said...

Goosebumps. I do not know either of you personally, however, Aly has such a positive outlook. What a great inspiration!

Ginny Evans said...

Josh, you touched my heart tonight in a very special way. Aly is so blessed to have you by her side! And you are blessed to have her. You all are showing us what your commitment to your marriage vows is all about,for better or for worse, In sickness and in health. I am so proud of both of you and my prayers and my Faith are with you daily!! Love you, Ms. Ginny

Renea Taylor said...

Sweet children of mine, Oh, how your momma loves you! Dad/Terry and I have always been blown away ... since the very first days of young love ... by the very special relationship the two of you share. And, now we know why HE knitted you so tightly together, why the fabric and threads of your love are thick and unable to be frayed (with cords that cannot be broken ... even by this). A lesser woven fabric would begin to give way, but not yours. It's just becoming stronger and more impervious to the storm. No words to describe what an incredible blessing and inspiration you both are to me as you walk through this journey. I will miss having you under my roof when the house is finished ... miss watching this love in action as you serve one another. God did a REALLY GOOD thing when, in His infinite wisdom and love, He made You ONE. For such a time as this! I love you with all my heart.

Mands said...

Wow. What a moment. Thank you for sharing. Your journey is so encouraging and heart-wrenching at the same time. The testimony you already have is amazing. Thank you.

Ashley Kent said...

Mrs. Aly you are SUCH an inspiration <3 Love you both and still praying for you guys! God is amazing and will heal you both in ways you never thought could happen. God Bless and Stay Strong :)

xo Ashley K.

Stephanie said...

What a strong beautiful couple you two are. I truly admire you. This is my first time even finding your blog but what an amazing man you are to write something so sweet and touching about your wife. Both of y'all's positive attitudes will see you through all of this. I'll make sure to say a little prayer for you both.

Anonymous said...

Dr Douglas Brown and staff have you in our thoughts and prayers. Put your trust in God he will never let you down.