Kindred Spirits

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Surgery Results

This time last night Joy and I had just finished praying via Skpe. We each spoke about what this night would be like. How if God choose to perform a miracle and remove this mass or what if it was indeed cancer. With each case we talked about the way we would act. Why do we as human try to project what we are going to feel about situations we "might feel?" Because today I can honestly tell you when I received the results, "my planed reaction" was not what I projected.

They did find the mass was cancerous and did a total hysterectomy with a partial removal of her colon, Chemotherapy will be part of her treatment. At this point that is all we know. Joy's recovery is just beginning and she will need her sisters in Christ more than ever. This part of her journey is called "surviving cancer" and it will not be easy, but everything is possible thru Christ.

Continued love for all of you who are praying and love Joy. Thank you for your prayers for me as well.
Standing in the gap for "Faith",


lisasmith said...

Storming the heavens without stopping.
Love you Joy!!!

Thank you Diane xoxo

Cheri Bunch said...

I'm with Lisa!
Love you JOY!!!

Thank you Diane!!! <3

Renee Swope said...

Standing with you holding on to hope, asking Him for joy. My heart is broken and a bit in shock. So glad we could talk today. That helped. Thank you so much for keeping me posted. You are also in my prayers.

Father, please surround Joy with a sense of your sweet abiding presence as she spends this night alone in the hospital. PLEASE give her rest and bring her family to her side in the morning to walk with her through these first steps. I pray You would also provide a way for Diane to be there and a place for her to stay. You say You will never leave or forsake us and I believe that with all my heart. Please assure Joy that she is not alone> That You are with her and that we are too!! In Jesus' name, amen.

Shine! said...

God is SO answering your prayers!! Joy is doing amazingly well!! Sharon (Joy's older sister) and I just were by her side until visiting hours were over. She is fully aware of all she has been through, and is choosing victory! There is a supernatural peace and strength that is tangible in Joy's room and it is PRAYER!! Keep them coming!!!! And, get this - her night nurse is a twin - a truly kindred spirit!! And as I left, she promised me that she would take care of my sister - and God will ensure she does!!!! Love you all, from a broken but trusting place ... Japhia (Joy's twin)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My heart is heavy as I head off to bed; there are no adequate words at a time like this. Only love and prayers extended to all of you beyond the bounds of reason. I know this one.

God is faithful; he is good; he will carry Joy through her days of treatment and beyond. Please tell her of my great love for her this night. Thank you for updating us. I've been heavy with concern all day.

But thanks be to God for this surgery and for a plan of attack. He's got it all covered.

Blessed sweet peace to everyone~elaine

Shine! said...

PS - Rene ... Her family will be there bright and early - another prayer answered!!! Hugs to you all!!! Japhia

Lori Prince said...

I don’t have words to express.

Oh Jesus, intervene on my behalf and pray according to God’s will. The way of victory from God’s angle WILL bring the most glory to your favored daughter, Joy. We trust you right now. We believe in your plan right now. Please give her sweet and peaceful sleep tonight. Keep her safe under your tender-loving arms. Amen.


Lori Prince said...

Diane, sending extra hugs to you!

Cindy said...

Though these are not the words anybody wanted to hear I am so thankful that we love and serve a God who is Bigger than cancer!
Praying tonight with a heavy heart but rejoicing that surgery is behind you and so many are standing close to walk treatment with you!
Thank you Diane for each update and extending our prayers toward Joy's heart!!

Karen said...

I woke in the wee hours of the morning here in Switzerland and asked God why He woke me. I felt compelled to pray for peace for Joy and her family and to give praise for all He has done in her life. She is a pure reflection of God's love!

I am now praying Psalm 23:4 - Even though I walk through the valley of darkness, I fear no evil for You are with me; Your rod and your staff comfort me.

Thank you Diane for keeping us posted!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Praying...and continuing to pray. May God's peace and love envelope you all.

Thank you Diane.

Tracy said...

The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. --Psalm 34:19
with love and prayers

patricia e said...

Joy, you were on my mind all night and into the wee hours. I didn't check on here until this morning. So glad the surgery is over for you...wish the news had been better. BUT GOD! I am thankful that you have such a strong family, immediate and extended that are soo close...Diane you are a blessing...thank you for this site...Praying, praying...."And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured on this love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us" Romans 5:5, "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere" James 3:13

Love and prayers

Joyful said...

Hey all, yes it's me. I can't seem to be able to send emails, but the blog connected. Can't write much as the Surgeon is coming to see me BUT just had to thank you for all your love and prayers. God is answering. I cannot believe the peace He has provided. Please continue in prayers and know I cherish you all so much.

Diane...tons and tons of extra love and prayers for you. Wish I could get email to work. HUGS

"Faith" aka

Hope and Faith said...

What a praise, "Faith" you are amazing! You are a living work of the Master's hand. Many prayers and love. Thank you Lord for this beautiful message from Joy this morning.
Love you tons girl,

patricia e said...

Oh WOW! Joy, you're up typing on here! YOU ARE AMAZING! ((hugs)) Heading off to work - will check in later.

Wendy Pope said...

Joy-you are in Good hands!!!! we love you and will persistently pray for your amazing and miraculously recovery, giving God the praise and glory.

Shine! said...

WOW!!! Joy!!!! You are amazing!!!! I was just going to print all these comments off and bring them up with me .... and there you are!!!!! I think God's just winking at you!!!! And gals, know as your prayers minister such sweetness to my sister, my family thanks God for each one of you, and especially for Diane!!!! Continuing to carry your heart with us!!! What a ministry!!!! Love to you all!!!

bippy said...

I am so amazed! Joy you are truly amazing! I am new to this sight :-) but I've been praying for your peace and recovery! You are such a shining example. Praise God!!!! I am so encouraged by your strength. (((hugs))) to you and your family...............

Cheri Bunch said...

Oh, Joy!!! "Faith" I was so happy to see that you had written on here! Love you so much! I am praying for you!!! I went shopping for you yesterday! Had to get some stuff for the party. Wonder if I can get a plane ticket. Praying about that! Hoping you will have an awesome day!!!!

Hugs! Hugs! Hugs!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Joy, these results were not what I was hoping to find when I came early this am to check the blog but I know that they didn't take God by surprise. You are in His Hands and already it sounds like His peace is all over you!
God bless you Joy! Mississippi

Jane Dean said...

Jane from SC Joy just learned of all this when I listened to Wendy's videos - had gotten behind a bit. Just wanted to say I am praying for you. You are so special to me because January 2010 you were there for me praying for me as I wondered what direction God wanted me to go. Now it is my turn to pray for you and I am girl!! God is doing amazing things in you and through you and I know others are going to come to know Him because of your journey you are walking now. Love you girl! Praying for comfort and good rest at this point.

Beth E. said...

Praying for healing, peace, comfort, and strength in the days ahead!