Saturday, May 17, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Yeah!!! I'm home! It is so wonderful to be home. I have always wanted to move back to St. Louis, but after the last 2 weeks I am very grateful for where the Lord has placed me. I love my family, and do wish to be closer to them, but I have such an awesome support system here and a great "family". I cannot express how thankful I am for all of you. We have been so blessed during this time. During the hard days I would get so mad at God but I know he carried me through those days. I know I could not have got through this without Him. Many people have told me I am so strong, but I want to clarify that without God I am very weak. I know the Lord has placed all of you in my life for a reason and during this time it was for blessing, strength and encouragement. I know God has a lesson for me in all of this, I have already learned several things. I keep asking God why he chose to give my son cancer, am I that stubborn that He couldn't teach me those lessons in a different less traumatic way!! If it was to show others who Christ is, couldn't it be done without giving my son cancer? I will probably never know the answers to all my questions and I am starting to be ok with that. Its so easy to praise the Lord when things are going good, but I hope I can also praise Him in the bad, because he is always there and saw us through this mess of two weeks.
Can anyone tell me where May went? I can't believe its half over. All of this started on May 1.

On June 7, we are going to have the biggest birthday party for a 1 year old ever!!I can't wait to celebrate this little boys life, and you are all invited!! We don't want gifts, but we want everyone to come celebrate with us. I'm not sure on a time yet, but it will be at Southern Hills Baptist Church.

I have wanted to post things I have learned, but I am afraid if I start to write them I won't remember all of them at once and I don't want to leave anything out. However, one thing for sure is I won't sweat the small stuff. Today, Evan dropped a bowl full of eggs on the floor, and we had no more eggs. So what? I didn't care! No one got hurt, he didn't do it on purpose, why yell and get mad when we are all home, safe and happy? When something big like this happens (cancer) it kind of puts your whole life into perspective. What a blessing and a miracle children are!!
I hope you all have a great weekend. The weather is beautiful!!!!

11 comments:

Lori said...

It is soooo beautiful outside!!! I was sure glad to see you all outside enjoying time together!! How wonderful it will be to have you all in worship with us tomorrow!
Lori

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you learned a lot. Praise be to God for bringing you home safely and for many many more beautiful days just like this one. We love you dearly,
Terri, Stephanie, and Spencer

Anonymous said...

It's great having you home! What a wonderful family you have! Enjoy!

The Franciscos

Anonymous said...

Iam sooooo glad you are finally home with your little family. You're right don't sweat the small stuff, eggs are no big deal, but I bet it was a mess! Ha! I know your two big boys were glad to see you both. We look forward to seeing you. We love you and will continue to pray. Joy

charlib said...

Gina...I sat hear and heard you reading this to me...kind of weird. Maybe it was more like you saying it to me. What a blessing.

Rev. Spike said...

That big party sounds like a wonderful idea! Glad to hear the good news. Amazing how these situations put life into perfect perspective.

Deqlan said...

Welcome Home! Its wonderful how things get put into perspective and the most important thing is that you get the lesson from the journey and use it to the best you can - I to do not sweat the small stuff anymore - i dont worry wether Deqlan is covered in mud and dirt - i love it , i encourage it - we will appreciate each second, hour, day, smile, giggle, step and so much more. God Bless and hoping Carter continues to do so well always
Samm mom to Deqlan stage 4 nb ned 16/01/08
www.deqlanhiggins.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home!

Prayerfully, Billy & Regina

Anonymous said...

This is such wonderful news. We will be praying the little bit of cancer left will go away. Thank you Lord for all your blessings.

Daniel Bayless

Shu Portal said...

Dear Gina

Leslie Shuler said...

Dear Gina, First of all I just want to say that I am sooooo sorry that you are having to walk this path. The first thing I thought of when I heard was what you had shared the day before at Bible Study. I am also sorry that I've been unable to read your site and write to you until now. We arrived home later than planned & only had a half day to pack and head to St. Louis for my surgery. I am still in St. Louis now and I totaly relate to the joy of just getting to be home. Thank you for using space on your personal blog to ask others to pray for me. You are so sweet. I just found out late this afternoon that God has indeed healed me. Of the 7x8cm tumor in my left breast they found less than 1mm in the tissue they removed. I have been and will continue to pray for God to shrink the remaining cancer cells in Carter just as He did for me. One of my favorite passages right now is "He answered their prayers, because they trusted him" 1 Chron 5:20b. It is evident that you, Mike and all your family and friends trusted God as you sought Him in such a difficult challenge. I am so happy that Carter does not have to face chemo, I had prayed the most for God to spare him from that. I can't imagine a baby dealing with all the side effects. Love ya, Leslie