I should probably print out that testimony I wrote and never used and just carry it with me. We are out of town for treatment right now so we are going to a local church in town. We went to the evening mass on Sunday and we all wore our Fighter shirts (our bright green ones). Usually I dress up more for mass but we all decided to stand out last night (which turned out to be an act of God). So we all show up at mass last night and the priest immediately calls us over to know the story behind our shirts. I gave him a very brief version of my story and he was just in disbelief. He looked at me and said “I’m going to have you speak today. It won’t be a big deal, but just so you know, I’m going to call you up.” Of course. I know the drill.
So at the end of mass, as promised, the priest called me up. This time I made Michael and Sarah join me. I wasn’t exactly sure what he was going to say or where exactly he was going with it all. He told everyone he wanted them to just listen to me talk and to see how positive I was. So I spoke very briefly and shared my story. When I was done, he asked everyone to go home and put our names on their fridges so they would remember to pray for us. It was really neat and now we have even more people praying for us.
This past weekend was so needed. One of my closest and dearest friends came down to see me and although it rained most of the time, we had so much fun. We laughed and cried, and cried some more. But it just felt so good to see her and hug her. That’s one of the hardest parts of this whole thing-being so far away from friends and family. A hug is worth so much to me right now.
I began immunotherapy today. Not sure how it’s treating me yet but we are so hopeful that the Lord will use this new drug to help remove every single cancer cell from my body. I know I ask for prayers a lot, but if you could please pray that these new treatments work without causing more problems, we would appreciate it!