Priorities shift in a heartbeat....   |   Thursday, December 1, 2011

Melissa B. has always taken care of herself, eaten healthy foods, exercised and been in good health.... but that changed in a moment, when she discovered a lump in her breast. After a negative mammogram in December, life went along as normal, till early summer, when she found an obvious lump. Her priorities shifted in a heartbeat....saying it took a while to set in, after hearing the big "C" word, "You hear it happen to other people, everyone else, but I've never heard 'you have cancer'."
The tumor is still there... measured with each chemo treatment. She prays and holds her breath with each measurement and treatment.
"Our lives changed- if anything good can come from this, I realize all the things that are precious and that I took for granted. Life WAS like a big race and now we've slowed down and try to look for those things that are really important." Sounds like her children are some of those... rallying around Mom, they all helped to shave her head when it was apparent that the chemo was winning the battle against her hair.
Melissa, like most of the women we meet, is a BIG advocate for self-breast exams. "Just do it."
Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
...and she clings to that.

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