Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dancing

Two years ago, as I was fighting cancer and at the very lowest point in my health, I never would have imagined the words that would come to define the Summer of 2017. Three words, spoken by my kids, over and over this summer: "Mom, stop dancing!"

Mom.
Stop.
Dancing.

That's right. I've been dancing a lot lately. Why? Because two years ago, chemo was killing me, and even two months ago, I was in terrible pain. But ever since I had scar infiltration (steroid injections) I've experienced major relief. I have NO pain!  

My kids seem to have the remarkable ability to forget things quickly. Much of the past two years is blurring together for them. Me? Not so much. As though having cancer wasn't bad enough, my body's response to treatment was a colossal disappointment. But God...

God has blessed me with remission and a pain-free summer! And when my kids feign embarrassment and tell me to stop dancing, I know they're smiling on the inside. Their mom isn't in bed anymore. Their mom has the strength to do the "momming." Their dad has some relief. They get to be kids again.

People tell me that scar infiltration is a temporary fix -- that I'll likely need more injections and that they could eventually stop working. God continues to teach me to rely on Him one day at a time and to thank Him for every good and perfect gift. 

Are you in a season of disappointment? Allow God to teach you to dance. He's the very best partner.




Love, 
Emily

"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." - 1 Peter 5:10

Prayer Requests: Continued pain-free living, renewed passion and purpose for my writing, a clear lung CT scan in December
  







1 comment:

  1. Enjoying the life with a good taste of music gives you an incredible way to live the life. Rhythm with the music and lyrics automatically gets you to do and enjoy dance.

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