Being Woven

Oh, to soar!

But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.   
Isaiah 40:31

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God has placed a challenge of a lifetime before me, yet I feel very little burden.  The peace and love of God rains upon me and He reigns in my heart with every step I take.

As this photograph depicts, fog is clearly in my life.  I cannot see down the road.  I can only see right where I am.  I move forward as God moves me and He meets me right where I am.

Just last week, my precious husband of almost 25 years has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.  A large blockage obstructs the Duodenum from the outside so food cannot pass from the stomach to the small intestines.  Ken has chosen no treatment as he watched a niece go through years of chemo and radiation to gain a few extra years, but through tremendous suffering and with limited quality of life.  Ken just wanted to return to our home and be under hospice care which is where we are today.

During his week-long stay in a large, excellent Houston hospital, he knew the presence of God in His life, knowing that God’s will was being orchestrated right before his eyes.  He was so filled with peace there and that peace filtered into me.

I cannot imagine life without Kenneth yet I know both our lives are in the LORD’s hands.  Jesus will not leave nor forsake us in this trial.  For now, I have Kenneth and I cherish every single moment with him.  What a privilege to serve him in this intimate way and be there for him as his needs arise.  When he is awake and desiring to fellowship with me during his waking hours, I feel so very blessed.  Oh, my!

We are privileged to know Christ Jesus as our LORD and Savior.  Jesus walked the road to the Cross.  Ken and I walk with Jesus, following Him as He wills.

In the days and weeks to come, may I ask for your prayers…for us both.

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Photo from Yosemite National Park Service Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS/

 

14 Comments

  1. Hello Linda,
    I just got this nudge that I should send you a note. I wanted you to know you and your husband have been on my mind and in my heart. I’m praying for you both.
    No need to write me back. I just wanted to send a hug and that you know someone in North Carolina is thinking of you today and sending love.

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  2. Oh, Linda, I found your blog through one of Scott’s comments to you in which he wrote a link to your blog! I’m so very sorry to hear this. I am a cancer survivor and I cared for my mom in my home through in-home hospice as she battled lung, breast and ovarian cancers simultaneously. You are right… it is a privilege to care for our loved ones and to watch them enter the Lord’s presence… but it is so hard to be left behind if but for a short while. As soon as I click on the “post comment” button, I will pray for both you and your husband! Your godly and loving words here have encouraged and inspired me…I hope I can be a blessing to you by praying for you both! God bless you greatly! ❤

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    • Oh, yes, Lynn. Thank you so much. I cared for my mother too. She died in 2013. And that too was difficult and wonderful, all wrapped in the arms of God. Bless you and Scott and so many others.

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  3. May God’s strength hedge you in His arms of peace. May you experience His ever presence.

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  4. This sounds like a horrific situation. I am inspired by the peace you feel despite the circumstances. I will pray for you and your husband. I really appreciate your sharing difficult things. You are an inspiration.

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  5. William Smith

    Dear Linda, my heart and prayers go out to you and Ken. Bill

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    • Dear Bill, we talked of calling you just yesterday when I realized you might read this blog post. I am sorry the news came in this form rather than from one of us directly. Ken wanted to call you but never got the energy. Know he loves you and thanks you for your prayers. He takes calls when he is able. If you call and he does not answer, he is napping or is out of talk. He is not totally bedbound at this time. But he tires so easily. Bill, we believe he has had this a long time by the weight loss he has had over the years and by his running out of energy so easily. Thank you for your heart. We know it hurts too. If Ken is not able to talk much, I will call you from time to time as we walk this path. love you, Linda

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  6. Oh Dear Linda, I am so sorry for this very difficult trial you are facing now. You have my prayers so much! May you feel the presence of Jesus holding you up when you feel no strength of your own. I am sending you much love and hugs dear friend!

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  7. Linda,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I’m praying for you both. If there’s anything I can do for you,pls let me know. My heart hurts for you . I’m sending a hug and my love💗

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    • Thank you, Kathleen. Oh, thank you. Your prayers for God’s will in all we are and do, His strength for me to be able for each new day. Thanks. Linda

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      • You’re so welcome. Holding you both in prayer and love 💗

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  8. Oh dearest Linda. How my heart aches for you as I read this. I cannot even begin to understand what you and Kenneth are facing — even though my DA has had cancer two times. God will use this however He sees fit as we saw as we walked that road. Please know that we are here in prayer for you both.
    The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is yours too. Cling to Him. Praying for deliverance.

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  9. Oh Linda, may our Lord’s peace continue to envelop you both. May He continue to speak hope and life eternal into you. And I pray for nurses who surround you BOTH with the love of God. Sending you so much love from afar.

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