Sunday, August 16, 2009

What a day!

With the risk of sounding overly cliche, this photo is quite a blast from the past, and it wasn't taken all that long ago. We were at Lauren and Josh's wedding, which was exactly one year ago.

This event was momentous for two reasons. One, what a wonderful celebration for Josh and Lauren! And two, it was the day that I found the tumor in my breast.

Thank goodness for that black dress! Due to a wardrobe malfunction, I had to shed my white strapless bra, and as I did, I looked down and saw a bump under the skin of my left breast. It seems weird for me to think about now, but I immediately burst into tears. That's not like me. Sure, I cry my fair share, but I usually dismiss ailments quickly, without giving them a second thought.

I made Brian look at it and feel it, and he reassured me that it would be okay. But, I felt something in my gut. Something just wasn't right. After seeking out the advice of my sister who had worked as an oncology nurse, and at the urging of Brian, I made an appointment with my doctor to have it checked.

Someone would say, "You were so lucky to notice it!" But, I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that luck had nothing to do with it. Because of the grace of God, I noticed it. The lump had not been visible the day before and it was never visible after that day. It was an instance God's perfect providence at work in me.


Sandy Gillett said...

And I'm tearing again. This was a wonderful day, Lauren and Josh's wedding, as was yours and Brian's. I look at the pictures over and over (they're on my screensaver). One thing I have noticed that in all the pictures I have seen you look totally different this day than in any other picture before or after the ones taken on this day. I just wonder if it is because of the discovery and the emotional response connected with it. Your spirit knew what was happening, your emotions responded, your body knew and reflected in your countenance, but your mind had yet to receive the facts. Just a thought. This has been a year like no other for you (and Brian), thank God! And God be praised the future is awesome! Love You.

Meagan said...

Our God is good...there are So many miracles that we over look so often.


I'm glad you didn't over look this one!

Whitney said...

I can hardly believe it's been a year. Praise GOD you glanced down. That's incredible.

Lindsey said...

God is so good!! I can't believe it has been a year. Linds, you are such an inspiration and your faith is admirable!

Sweet Simplicity said...

God is amazing! I don't think I have ever heard that part of the story about how you didn't see it the day before or the day after. That has to be a God thing.

Anonymous said...

where is josh????????????

Anonymous said...

he is not in the picture