Saturday, October 27, 2012

Back to blogging. . .

Where to begin? I am not sure! The last two months has been super crazy; I know that is no excuse for ignoring your blog, but it is mine.  
My mother was diagnosed with cancer in mid-August shortly after my sister moved to Ohio to teach.  I did not understand God's timing of this, but God's timing is perfect and He knows best.  When I heard of the news I was shocked. One never is prepared to hear the word "cancer" in their family.  I was standing next to my mom as she spoke to the doctor, and I saw her face as the doctor confirmed her tumor to be cancerous.  The first thing I thought was why, why now, my sister just moved, my other sister is getting married in 2 1/2 months. This isn't the best timing I thought.  As my mom hung up the phone what surprised me most was how strong she was, she seemed to have peace come over her.  I however was in complete devastation.  My parents drove me to work that day and I remember going into work thinking only of my mom and praying the whole day.  While at work that day I was encountered by a 4 year old boy who came up to me and gripped his arms around my legs.  I knelt down and looked into his deep brown eyes to see what he needed.  He looked at me with such love in his eyes and said, "Miss Wauren, you look like you need a hug."  I smiled at him as my eyes welled up with tears and whispered a faint "yes".  He swung his arms around my neck and squeezed for a long time; I returning the hug.  He than whispered in my ear "I love you Miss Wauren, its gonna be ok."  
These past few months have been one of testing, and trying.  My mother is now cancer free, and is to have radiations five times a week for 2 and 1/2 months.  Through this, our family has drawn closer and my relationship with Christ has grown stronger.  Please continue to pray for my mom.  

Along with this, my sister is now getting married in six, short days, and I am so excited to be able to share a part of this memorable event with her.  I am looking forward to seeing how God will use her and her soon to be husband.  A few weeks ago her fiance' was able to come up for a visit and we were able to have a double snack shop date.  We always joked about it, but this time it really happened. :)

On our double date. . . Nicole and Jack 

Matthew and me :)

I have been super busy with school work, ministries, and work! And now this week we will be cramming last minute things needed for the wedding.  I am enjoying my sister Brooke being home and all "five" of us being together for the last time.