My little miracle

I have been waiting for this day for five years: it's my Mum's final cancer check-up. I must confess that the significance of this moment has only really just hit me and I'm suddenly being thrown back into 2005 amidst the hospital visits, the fear, the prayers that seemed to go unanswered, the loneliness and strangely jerseys. To be honest, the fear of the cancer returning was put on the backbench of my mind a long time ago as the most pressing issue was facing Mum's disability. I am so proud of my family and what we have achieved: they are more than just relations, they are my friends and my confidants. This has been a team effort, God included and a real testament to our faith and God's faithfulness. I have finally caught sight of the light at the end of the tunnel, a tunnel I had almost forgotten about until this morning when my parents left and my grandparents arrived. The scars of that period still remain, my Mum is still disabled and the memories, at times, are as clear and sharp as ever, but my perspective on those wounds has changed dramatically over the past few years. Romans 8:28 says:

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him and who have been called according to his purpose.

Now I can see the good in our situation. As a family we are stronger, more considerate and really appreciate each other's company - we actually WANT to spend time with one another. I look at my Mum and the number of fantastic things she has done over the past five years: this week she bowled, she has flown to L.A, Kayaked, set up a drama group, directed a play, been the BEST Mum in the whole world and encouraged so many people in their walk with God. Then I look at myself and see how God has challenged and blessed me over this half a decade. I have the most amazing friends, I have been inspired, by my Mother and by the concept of 'you may not be here forever' to make the most of EVERY single day, to knock on every door and accept every opportunity that comes my way...

We just got the call: ALL CLEAR.

'nuff said.

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