Through the many trials in my life, I have found that the Lord always gives me very special blessings that stay around long after the trial is over. This trial is no different. I had just found that I had a questionable mammogram and one of the women in our church thought that her mother would be a great blessing to me! Isn't that a wonderful testimony of a daughter about a mother? Hope and I started corresponding and the Lord has given me a friend that the Bible talks about in Proverbs 27:17:
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Hope asked me if she could make me a handbag to carry my Bible and notebook in. She is VERY artistic!! She wanted to be sure that Christa was not left out and she made one for her also. Today the dogs went wild with barking and Christa went downstairs to investigate. The postman handed her a padded envelope and in it were these bags!!!! Aren't they beautiful! Mine is the pink and black one!!!! They are beautiful and I appreciate them more than words can express.
Now, you would think that Hope is a woman without a care in the world! On the day of my surgery, she scheduled herself for a mammogram. The next week it came back suspicious. This past Monday, the same day I got the news about my chemo, Hope found out that she has a 1 cm mass that is highly suspicious. On this coming Monday she will be having a biopsy. PLEASE be in prayer for her. She and I have so many things in common, but this is one thing that I would rather she didn't have to share with me.
Hope, I appreciate you and love you. Thank you so much for being my friend. For listening when I was weary and for understanding when I was in self pity. I'm praying for you.