cancer

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

If you knew this were the very last month of your life, how would you live it? What would your regrets be?

This Cross

When the phone call from the doctor came, we were in Georgia, and he advised that I head back to Illinois to see the surgeon that very week. His urgency, I'm sure, was related to the fact that the biopsy revealed a high grade tumor.

Resting in God's Care

There I sat on the couch in the lobby of our hotel, my head in my hands. After getting the news from the doctor, I wanted a few minutes with the One Who wasn't surprised by the news I had just heard. 

"Lord, You know all about this. Help me to trust You in this trial."

The News

It was 4:12 pm on August 30, 2010, when the phone rang. “Hello, this is Melissa.” I stated.

“Oh, Melissa, this is Dr. D--. I thought you were out of town.”

“Yes, I’m in Georgia, but I had my home phone forwarded to my cell.”

“What a bright idea! I should do that when I leave town," he exclaimed then paused in his customary way. "Well, I have the results here from your biopsy. It was positive.”

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