Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Next Step

Its been busy the last few weeks and in one sense the time just flew by and the other sense it was difficult. It is very helpful for me and my family to be as normal as possible if that’s possible...ha ha.. The cousins (Meghan, Aleah, Austin and Victoria) were here for 10 days and we had a blast…all the yummy dinners….trips to the beach….movies….shopping…watching the stars.. etc it was fun. Then came my last big week of chemo. Aniko came with Luke and Abby till Thursday. She brought me to treatments and cooked dinners for us. I just have to say how much of an awesome family I have. Through this whole experience we have had a steady stream of visitors, being here to help or just coming to my treatments with me. It has made all the difference… Thank you…
I was able to go to Dehaans Annual BBQ and had a great time of visiting with everyone. Its been very difficult since last Friday but the Lord has been giving us strength for the day.
I would like to ask for prayer for tomorrow. We will be going to Sudbury for an appointment with the Radiation doctor when they will tell us what the next step will be in my treatment. Pray that God will give the doctors wisdom and we would be submissive to what He has in store for us next. But most of all like this song expresses we will continually be given the GRACE to praise Him in the storm.

I was sure by now, God, that You would have reached down and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen and it’s still raining
as the thunder rolls I barely hear You whisper through the rain,“I’m with you”
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away.

Chorus:And I’ll praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried You hold in your hand
You never left my side and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm….Casting Crowns


  1. Hi Miriam,
    I LOVE that song - it has been such a comfort to me in trying times. I'll be praying for you appointment, and I'll try to call tonight. Love you! --Angela (and Tom)

  2. Miriam!!!!!I love that song!!!We are all praying for you ..And we all LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH

    Your Brother


  3. Praying for you.

    When I was a young girl I learned this prayer. I often repeat this prayer to myself, especially during difficult times. It reminds me of who God is.

    Holy, Holy, Holy
    Lord God Almighty
    Heavan & Earth are filled with your glory
    Hosannah in the Highest

    You are in His care,