Monday, April 30, 2012


Every day is a gift and I have been reminded once again just how precious that is. It's so easy to take things for granted when everything is going well and every one is healthy. For others every new day is welcomed as a small victory in a fight against the dreaded disease; cancer.

I have several friends who are in that battle. For one things are looking hopeful but, for another young woman married to my classmate things don't look so cheerful since Ruth is battling breast cancer and at the same time she is expecting a baby for later this summer and doctors aren't wanting to do anything until after the baby gets here.

I'm sure I can't quite fathom everything they are going through right now. I can how ever ask for all of you who are willing to help us pray for strength and healing for her.

13 comments:

Betsy said...

I will be adding Ruth and her family to my prayer list.

Blessings,

Betsy

AverettLadyNana said...

Prayers for your friend who has breast cancer and expecting. I knew a lady I worked with years ago who wanted a baby so bad. She had cancer in the reproductive area, I can't remember now if she got pregnant before or after finding out about the cancer as it was 35-40 years or so ago. Doctor did not want her to wait...they wanted to do a radical hysterectomy right away. But she waited, had a beautiful baby boy, went from deliver to OR. She is still with us today. Prayers your friend has her baby and recovers from her breast cancer.

Connie said...

Will be praying for Ruth and her family.

Hugs
Connie

Peggy said...

I will be praying for Ruth's health and piece of mind, for her husband and their precious baby. I will especially pray for God's grace and mercy and that he will direct their path.

Nel said...

Praying for Ruth and family and that precious baby!
until next time... nel

Phyllis Blickensderfer said...

Prayed for Ruth and her family -- and wanted to pass along the story of my sweet Ohio sister-in-law who found out she had Hodgkin's when she found out she was pregnant with her third child, only son in 1968. She was told an abortion was necessary to save her life, but she chose life for both of them. Last year she celebrated his birthday. She told me she felt like Hezekiah, only she got more than 40 years, not just fifteen. May Ruth have even more!

a little of me said...

hi friend...hope at this moment God is working things out in your life...im sure he does..im hosting today a bloghop on tuesday"s feel free to post something you want to share with others...will be a big blessing...praying for you all...blessings

Shelley said...

Sending up a prayer for your friends...blessings

Toriz said...

I will keep Ruth and her family in my thoughts!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

They'll be in my prayers - unknowing is such a hard thing. I hope they get some peace during all this. ♥

Marilyn said...

So many seem to be battling cancer at this time or suffering in other ways. Prayers are with your friend!

Kathleen said...

My prayers are for both of your friends...and for all those who are diagnosed with this horrible disease. May God be merciful!

Maggie in Tally said...

There is starting to be use of the diabetes drug, Metformin in cancer cases, since sometimes it seems to slow the progress of the cancer and help prevent metastisis. From the quick research I just did, it doesn't seem to cause problems in pregnant women. Perhaps your friend could talk to her MD about beginning a low dose of it?

She is in my prayers as well.