Saturday, March 24, 2012

800 days

On January 18th, 2010, Sarah received her first chemo treatment. If my math is correct that means we are over 800 days of being in a chemo treatment program. Tonight, we pray, it will be the last night she takes a chemo pill. Praise God!

I went back and read the blog post from January 2010 and I cannot believe it is over. I remember receiving the program from the doctor in the hospital and I immediately did the math and said she will not finish until 2012!! Thank God, we've made it to 2012!

In all of this, I have been amazed how strong our Lord has made Sarah. I've admired her attitude and maturity during this process. This maturing process is also a sad aspect as she will never be that little girl that I carried into the hospital in 2010. This experience has forced her to be a young lady much too fast. Life has changed for all of us, we will never be the same. I praise God that the Anchor, Jesus, never changes. His love has been constant and unchanging. It did not matter if we were at the depths of despair or highest of joys, we could not be separated from Him and His awesome love.

As people read our story, our hope is that the theme has been constant. The best way to end is by a hymn that was written to encourage a person going through a terminal illness. It describes our journey in such a powerful way. God Bless,

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are so thankful that you have written this blog and included us on your family's journey. Yes, your theme was constant and clear. Your honesty helped me to see parallels in my own life too. Thank you again and we look forward to one day reading another blog about the Clark's wonderous adventure through life. -The Horscrofts

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