Friday, March 25, 2011

Verse 3

Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E'er to take, as from a father's hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till with Christ the Lord I stand.

Mom is out of surgery and back in her room. Sam is here with me--he arrived only moments before the doctor came out to talk to me. Again..Timing.
Mom did very well in surgery. They were able to do much of it with cameras and the largest incision is about 3 inches. The tumor and section of colon were removed and there were no complications with heart, lungs bleeding etc.
This is very hard to do, but the rest of the news is not good. When the doctor opened her up, she physically observed an extensive amount of cancer in her abdomen and liver. It appears to be adenocarcinoma. 
Sam and I talked briefly to the oncologist who was at her room when we came up from surgery. The focus right now is to get her recovered from surgery and perhaps schedule a visit with him in a month to 6 weeks.

Mom is not comfortable right now--so pray for relief from the nausea. They are trying a second medication but she is completely miserable. 

. I wish I could talk to everyone in person. Your prayers and words of encouragement are holding me up right now.


  1. We wamt you know how much our family loves yours. Both Mason and Molly have always thought of Wilma as their "Grandma Seetin." Please let us know what we can do.....we love and wish there was more we could do. We know you are safe and warm in God's love. Your family is in our thoughts and my prayers.

  2. Very glad the surgery is over and without complication. Please get feeling better soon. Praying for your comfort and complete healing. May God wrap His loving arms around you Wilma, holding you close and showing you His love. My prayers are also with Nina, Kent and the family. May you all look to Him for peace and understanding today and in the days to come.
    Cindy Duncan (work with Kent in Omaha)

  3. Getting out to the garden, digging in the dirt, planting tomatoes and beans probably aren't what you are thinking about right now. Soon, tho' the snow and cold will be gone, and the fun stuff will be there waiting for you. Until then, God be with you and yours; we all are praying for you and a good, speedy recovery. I love you very dearly.

  4. Because He lives . . . I can face tomorrow, because He lives . . . All fear is gone. Because I know, I know, He holds the future, life is worth the living . . . just because He lives.
    Cindy Duncan

  5. Colossians 1:3-5
    We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints— the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel.

    1 John 3:3
    How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

  6. Stillness of the Dawn

    Stillness of the Dawn
    I sat in the stillness of the dawn
    I hear you voice calling me
    while the beauty of your creations
    surrounded me.
    The gentle breeze was your hand,
    Of mercy
    encouraging me not to give up.
    The water rocking the dock
    said you'd carry me in hard times.
    The brightness of the sunrise,
    Was your smile
    Letting me know, you love me so
    From your eyes,
    were tears of joy
    They were just for me.
    While searching each corner
    of my soul,
    You knew I needed you so.
    I heard your voice
    in the rustling of the leaves.
    Whispering kind words,
    as a father to his child.
    I drank it all in,
    As if dying of thirst;
    And only one thing came from my lips,
    "Almighty God, I love You So!"

  7. Hi Nina - I'm glad to hear the surgery went well enough. I am glad for computers and that you can keep everyone up to date on what is going on. We are going to Anna Maria Island next week (thanks to you!) Would your Mom like anything from there? We could bring something back (sand, shells - something or another) for her. If she has any requests, please let me know.

  8. Thank you for letting us know what's happening. We're all here with you... Thinking of you and praying for you all.

  9. Nina, thank you for keeping us informed. We continue to lift your mom in our prayers as well as the whole family! Thoughts of you all throughout my day and night. Praying the good Lord will bring your mom comfort, strength, peace of mind, and the doctors and nurses wisdom. God Bless and know you are all loved and have many people praying.