Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Message

Loved Ones,

Of all nights, tonight seems like a normal night. I am writing this on my Blackberry while we watch the Sox game downstairs. There is something about even this small location change that makes the night seem like any other night.

This is encouraging. Just to feel like this makes it seem that there is
even more progress, though we can not yet see it. And, that normalcy,
albeit with more gratitude, is on its way.

A diagnosis of cancer causes many complex emotions. We are doing our best to sort through all of those feelings and find the message within. We do not believe that the message for us is about cancer. Rather, it is about faith, trust and freedom from fear. It is a journey, and we do not possess all these things at every moment. But like our prayer for Ray's healing, these are the deep desires of our hearts.

We are grateful for all of you whose prayers strengthen our hearts. And, more grateful for a God who whispers quiet healing for our bodies, minds, hearts and spirits.

"This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it-the LORD is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

Jeremiah 33:2-3

not alone and not afraid --

kristin and ray