Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Do You Believe in Miracles? (Snags, if you would like)

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Do you believe in miracles? Of course, as a Christian, my miracle at Christmas is the birth of my Savior. But I do believe that miracles happen to us whatever our persuasion.

I'm not sure how many are still with me from JLand but there are at least a few who will remember my Christmas miracle 2 years ago. You will also remember the telephone call I received on Halloween from an hysterical child of mine with the cancer word.

The colposcopy was performed around Thanksgiving. We waited forever and a day for the results but, once again, heard the word Stage 1A ca (abbreviation in medical terms for cancer.) I cannot even begin to tell you how many comments and messages I got from others who had the same diagnosis or that were praying for us and adding us to prayer chains. I had prayers, good thoughts, vibes, whatever. I wasn't particular about the type of prayer being said; just thankful to have my child in the thoughts of so many. And the miracle of all miracles was that the second biopsy taken on my child showed nothing but irregular cells. All the samples were gathered and sent to several independent labs to check for errors. Nope. My child was basically healed. It took over 3 weeks for this to be done so the results came a couple of days before Christmas 2006. She was treated with cryosurgery and still gets follow-ups every six months.

I was skimming through the Dashboard the other day after my newest epiphany and semi-miracle and saw a posting about another Christmas miracle. A mom, Melissa, was reuniting with her estranged daughter, Emily, after a disastrous Christmas and separation of a few years. It touched my heart but for some reason I lurked and didn't comment.

Yesterday, once again, I was skimming through the dashboard and saw Please Please Pray. I was brought to my knees when I read the post. It was Melissa again....but this time a heartbroken Melissa because her daughter has been diagnosed with Stage 2 cervical cancer. I commented, and the words just poured out of my mouth into my fingers because I do believe in miracles because I've seen firsthand that cancer can disappear. So, I'm leaving the link for Melissa's blog Just Another Day In Paradise. Click on the link and let her know that you are thinking of her and Emily, sending prayers, good thoughts, vibes, support, etc. We may be at Blogger but the heart of JLand is still pulsing here and that heart lends support and love to so many.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Yule, etc. my dear friends! I love you one and all........May you all find peace of mind and happiness in the coming year!


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25 comments:

Winivere said...

But of course I believe in miracles! I am a miracle myself! Makes me happy that God is bigger than our problems. Merry Christmas, my beautiful friend. LOL @ look at you dancing with Frosty!!!!! You go, Girl!
XX

Jeannette said...

Poor Melissa, I'll keep Emily in my prayers Chris. Seems like there is so much cancer around nowadays. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and peaceful new year. Jeannette xx

Julie said...

I remember that time very well and how happy we all were that it turned out well. I will go and add my prayers. Merry Christmas.

Sugar said...

Miracles happen! We just have to believe!!!
I wish more people would use the Call for Support journal, they'd have seen Melissa & Emily pray request there yesterday. We need to get the word out about that journal, & have more click on it's Follow this Blog tag. Hope you'll pimp it.
MERRY CHRISTMAS my friend, be thankful for all your blessings & miracles!
God bless...

Hollie said...

I believe in miracles & the power of prayer. Our God is a good God! Merry Christmas to you also.

Jan said...

I do remember your despair at that time ,and how concerned we all were ...I will pray for Melissa and Emily to have their miracle too ,Have a very Blessed Happy Healthy Christmas to you all with our love Jan and Maurice .xxxxx

Missie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sharon said...

Miracles DO happen everyday. Merry Christmas to you and yours Chris!!

Bethe said...

Merry Christmas Chris!

a corgi said...

thanking the Lord for the miracle in the health of your daughter, Chris! I didn't realize this was going on but that was the time I was going through my crisis and wasn't journaling; I definitely believe in miracles and answered prayers

I'll drop by Melissa's journal

(Merry Christmas!!!)

betty

lisa jo said...

i remember well what you went thru....and i was worried myself....i DO believe in miracles....and i thank God EVERY day you are safe, loved and healthy. I pray today that it finds you, BF, your mom, Becky, Joey and Megan all in great spirits and you have joy in your heart. I will go check out your friends blog. I am so so so sorry for what she is going thru. I have Donna on my mind today too...and Penny.
I love you

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Merry Christmas Chris hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Tina said...

I do not know melissa but I will visit her now. I too have seen the power of the group of people. We are pretty darn powerful, ya know!
take care and Merry Christmas!!!
Tina

Astaryth said...

This is definitely the season for miracles.. I'm hoping Melissa gets hers (I read her also)

Just wanted to stop in here and wish you and your family a wonderful Merry Holiday! I hope it is filled with family, fun, and joy.

Terri said...

I do remember your Miracle so well...I prayed for your daughter and family and was in awe of the results that she was cancer free... God is good! I too read Melissa...and my heart just aches for her and Emily...I will be praying for them too...Miracles can and do happen!

Merry Christmas Chris...
Love ya!
Terri

Pamela said...

I remember when you went through that with your daughter very clearly. Seems like yesterday! Yes I DO believe in miracles. I will go over to your friends journal right now.
Love ya!

Joyce said...

Thanks for sharing all this miracle information. I do believe in miracles and will pray for Emily.
Hugs, Joyce

Barbara said...

AMEN! Miracles abound each and every day! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Maria said...

Yes, miracles do happen...I believe in them too!

sheri said...

Hi Chris,
You have a lovely family. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Congratulations to Megan on her graduation. I'm glad her Dad was able to share in the day. I know what it's like to have a Dad that is absent.
You're a wonderful Mom.
Hugs, Sheri

Joyce said...

A Belated Merry Christmas to you and your entire family Chris and yes...I too believe in miracles...and the power of prayer...may all that need and ask for prayer have them answered...many hugs and love,
Joyce

Janie said...

Yes I believe in miracles... my 32 year old minister son is a miracle. I have seen a lot of miracles over the years. God is sooo good! Keeping everyone in my prayers. Hope you have a wonderful New Year with LOTS of blessings. Love, hugs, and prayers, Janie

FrankandMary said...

Not really a miracle girl. I wish I could feel more like that. Dislocated, fractured memories get in the way too often. Something I will work on now that I have read this. ~Mary

ADB said...

Chris,
Hope you've had a great Xmas, and best wishes for 2009

Guido

Barb said...

Yep, I believe in miracles. How could I look into the eyes of my granddaughters and not? I looked at the 3 of my children at their grandmother's funeral last week and my heart nearly burst with the love I feel for them. When I think that only a month earlier I'd come so close to having my own funeral. So many people prayed for me every day. Even my sick mother in law was praying at the time I was in the hosp.I know how depressed I have been, and I can't even say how many times I said it wouldn't matter if I never woke up, but actually facing it changed my mind quite a bit. I have a long way to go but hopefully I'll get there.
hope you are staying warm & dry.
Love N hugs, Barb *queenb