Monday, November 28, 2011


God is faithful and He works everything together for the good of those who love Him- that's me!

Josh and I are trusting God throughout this rough weekend, because He knows what I need and just when I need it. Yesterday, they were able to get in touch with a doctor and they ordered the chemo- I was overjoyed! All they were waiting on was my blood work. We were fully assuming that they would rise like last week. Well, the blood work came back and my ANC was .32. Of course, I was disappointed and could not receive chemo again yesterday. We ate lunch, went to whole foods, and took a nap in time to wake up for church.

It has been a whirlwind of emotions from hopefulness to disappointment again and again. The Lord never changes. I can depend on Him and His unfailing love when I can't depend on anything else. I have no idea how people go through cancer without a relationship with the One who holds their life in His hands.

We went to an amazing church service last night and God spoke to the both of us in very specific mighty ways. The church embraced us and once again the body of Christ was shown in a powerful way. The pastor spoke on miracles...I obviously am praying for a miracle and believe that one will take place in my body. However, I do not want to seek the promise-giver or miracle-maker for the miracle or the promise. I obviously am believing and claiming that, but that is not the reason I seek God. I praise and seek Him because He is worthy of it- just because of who is is- His very character. I am seeking Him for Him...not just for His miracle working power. This was reiterated in the message we heard last night.

We stayed in a hotel for the first 2 nights here and of course thought we would only be here one night. Last night, we moved from our hotel to a special friend's friend's house (Mr. Clint and Ms. Rose Ann). They have an apartment attached to her house and it has been such a blessing to have those opening up their home to ours. Last week we stayed at one of my mom's friend's house from college (Ms. Tammy)....people have been so generous to us..we are so grateful.

We are sitting in the lobby at MDA waiting to see what the doctor wants us to do. We are assuming blood work again, hopefully followed by chemo if my white cell count raises. Please pray with us that they raise, if it is God's will.

I have been challenged this weekend to be thankful in all circumstances. This is a command by God and I will obey.

"Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful In all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I am thankful and praising God for this setback. I am not sure why, but I will be thankful and praise Him for everything. Thank you for joining us again in prayer!


Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Aly, once again you have me in tears! Wow! I can't imagine the feelings you and Josh have experienced throughout this. What a weekend, and still....blessing and honor and praise flow from your lips to our Father! Your strength and faith in such a difficult difficult time is a true testimony to all around you! You continue to be in my heart each day, Aly. I missed getting to see your beautiful smiling face at church yesterday. We are continuing to pray for you and believe God for your miracle and total healing over your body. Thank you for the update. I had checked a hundred times for one in the past 2 days! We love you and Josh!

-Sarah Niswanger

Amy Rey said...

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20 We serve a might God! I am praying there is no trace of cancer found in your body. To GOD be all the Praise, Honor and Glory Forever and Ever in JESUS mighty Name. Amen

Ginny Evans said...

Aly, Aly!!! You are so amazing! I can only imagine how proud your Heavenly Daddy must be of you! He truly loves to pass out His miracles and yours is coming!! Believing with you and Josh that God is on this and will work all things out for your good!! Psalm 16:8 says "I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken!" I believe you have done that and He will do what He has promised He will do!!! Love you and Josh! Keep on keeping on!!