Friday, December 24, 2010

Pre-Christmas Update

Well it’s been many weeks that I haven’t been able to update my blog. One of my major symptoms lately has been not being able to focus and experiencing confusion.
This has been told to us by the doctors that it will happen. So I asked Nandor and Christina help me. We had a very busy last month with visitors to our home. My sister Christina and her family with my mom, my cousin Aniko with her family from Ohio and just recently I was happy to have Nandor’s parents and sister coming to visit from Hungary. It was neat to have three full generations under one roof. Our parents, us and our children. We also celebrated two birthdays in the last month Rebekah turned 20 on Nov. 16th and Jessica 18 on Dec 16th. This obviously required some shopping that I could only do with the assistance of a wheelchair. Lately I have a really hard time eating and drinking or keeping things down. I have lost about 30 lbs in the last month or so. We had what turned out to be our last visit to my oncologist. When he observed my condition he has concluded that there is nothing that he can do for me in the future and no other appointments would be necessary. God has again helped our family to arrive safely in Windsor for our annual Christmas celebration. I am receiving daily nursing visits while I am visiting. There have been many of my friends and family that make their way to see me in the last few days. It might just sound trivial and sounds that I am just repeating myself but God is so faithful and so Good to us He is our strength. Please keep praying that we will all see Him in His strength High and lifted.

17 comments:

  1. Dearest Miriam..What a wonderful picture of your family all together...You are beautiful inside and out...So thankful you are all together for your Christmas celebration...Praying it all goes well and we are thinking of you often....Love and hugs ...Tara..

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  2. Miriam!!!!!!I am sooo happy we were able to enjoy you at our home this Christmas eve...I love you soo much and just want to let you know that your faith in God just proves he is alive !!!!Thank you for this :)

    Love always and forever
    Your Bro
    Ed

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  3. Robert & Sheila MartonDecember 25, 2010 at 3:32 AM

    Hi Miriam. We wish so bad that we could be there this Christmas to see you and visit with you. We love you so much; you are an inspiration of God's
    glory and grace
    Merry Christmas; we love you,
    Rob, Sheila and family.

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  4. Thanks for your beautiful post, Miriam!

    I so enjoyed our visit on Thursday. Your face was radiant with the joy of the Lord, and I was surprised at how well you were able to make conversation! As usual, you were telling me about the many ways the Lord has provided and blessed you this week, and how beautifully He worked things out so that you could be here for the holidays. There was not a word of complaint or self-pity; only gratitude and joy. You're a great example to me, as you always have been. May the joy of the Lord continue to be your strength. He has been faithful, and will continue to be. I'm so glad that our friendship can continue on for all eternity, even though now we may have to part temporarily. I would hate to see you go so soon, but I trust that the Lord in His wisdom knows best. I will not stop praying for healing, though, just in case that is His plan!! :)

    With Love & Prayers,
    Lorna

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  5. God Bless you Miriam - you are a beautiful person and I am honored to know you. I wish you peace, love and joy. Merry Christmas!

    Love,
    Klare

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  6. Oh Miriam, God is using you in so many ways - one of those is to show the rest of us how to be grateful in ALL things. You are an incredible witness of His love and His power, and we are so very blessed to have you as a friend.
    We're so thankful that you could be with your family for Christmas, and pray that you will have a wonderful visit with everyone! We'd love to come for a visit when you're home again :)
    Love,
    John, Beth, and Arianna

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  7. Loving Lord, Great Physician, I lift Miriam and her family before your throne. How I thank you for her life, her testimony and the encouragement of her persevering walk before you. I ask that you would overwhelm her with a sense of your peace and nearness. Spare her from physical pain. Keep her mind clearly focused on you. I praise you that her faith is rooted in you. Continue to fill Miriam's heart and vision with glimpses of your greatness, your tender love, your majesty and the blessings you're even now preparing for those who trust you. Give her the faith to trust that you - the God who has been her joy and contentment through the years and who is even now carrying her through these trials - are the same Lord that is willing and ready to prove yourself as that Great Shepherd of her loved ones. Fill them with that same sense of peace and quietness in spite of their aching hearts. Precious Saviour as words fail, may your Spirit intercede. You Lord, are all powerful, all knowing and all good. In that confidence, and praying that you would continue to glorify yourself in their lives, we continue to commit Miriam and her loved ones to your care. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.

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  8. My dear friend,

    May Christ bless you, as you have blessed me! I just wanted you to know that we are continuing to pray for you. We pray for strength and mercy to keeping you going each and every day. You are most amazing example of a God fearing woman. I can only hope to please the Father as much as you do. You truly are the most positive, upbeat, encourager, that I have even known. I look forward to giving you a hug and seeing you very soon. Enjoy this beautiful season and all those loved ones around you. We hope to see your beautiful smile as soon as you get back. Have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Take Care my friend!

    Lot of Love,

    Stepheny

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  9. Miriam,
    You have been and continue to be an inpiration through your life and through your faith. I am so glad you were able to make it down south to be with your family at Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Safe trip home!
    In love and friendship,
    Denise

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  10. Miriam,
    You are such a testimony of Gods faithfulness,
    and His strength,hope and beauty shine through you so brightly.
    I am humbled by your complete trust in Him.
    Thinking of you with much love and lifting you and your beautiful family before His throne.
    Christmas Blessings!

    In His love,
    Deborah xoxo

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  11. Hi Miriam!

    You continue in our thoughts and prayers. God has graced you so wonderfully for this hour. How glorious His worth shines forth against this dark background of your trial! The supremacy of Christ is so visible as you continue to cling to and exalt Him. I cannot thank you enough for your friendship and example.

    Your friend,
    Jesse (and Sarah, too)

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  12. Dear Miriam!

    I hope you will understand me but now I would like to write in hungarian because I can write my feelings better in my native language.

    Drága Miriam!

    Nagyon büszke vagyok rád innen a messzi Budapestről. Nem ismerlek személyesen mégis lélekben érzem hogy közel állsz hozzám. Egy olyan csodálatos személy vagy akihez foghatót még nem ismertem eddig. Ahogy egyre többet olvastam a blogodat mintha kicsit megismertelek volna. Nagyon köszönöm hogy megmutattad nekem hogy egy igaz lelkű ember mennyi szeretetet és Hitet hordoz magában. Biztos vagyok benne hogy az ÚR egyik igazi földi angyala vagy aki képes arra hogy megmutassa minden embernek hogy mik az igazán fontos dolgok itt a földi életünk során.

    Kívánok neked és az egész családnak Nagyon Békés Karácsonyt.

    Nagyon szeretünk téged ás gondolunk rád mindennap.

    Renáta és családja

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  13. Hi Miriam

    I do pray that you get better for yourself and family. Glad that you were able to see your family for Christmas my dear. What type of cancer is it that you have that the dr's can't help you anymore? Take care and may God be always with you and yours.

    Marian & Leo xxx ooo

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  14. We don't understand God's ways so many times but we know that we can trust Him to carry out His plan for each of us. In the meantime He gives us each other to encourage and hold up during our stay hear on earth. He even provided us with His amazing "manual" the Bible, that he knew we would need to remind us that He has provided for us in every way. Most of all he gave us eternal life in our Lord Jesus! I repeat ETERNAL! We have it now!! But then you know that too. We'll continue to pray for His Peace that passes all "human" understanding for you, Nandor and the kids.
    I repeat what so many have already said. That is, THANK YOU for encouraging us through your faithfulness to God in Trusting Him with your very life!
    Rev. 1 17b-18a
    "do not be afraid, I AM the first and the last, and the Living One and I was dead and behold I am alive FOREVERMORE."

    Diane(& Tim)Landgraff

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  15. Dear Miriam,
    I have been praying for you too.
    Your warm smile from your photo's give's me confirmation that you have that inner peace that goes beyond understanding.
    I have sent you some music, it is the new release of my CD. All in Hungarian. I heard that you were in Windsor, and so I sent it to your parents home in Windsor. I hope you will share it with your family as well as Mom and Dad. I know that you also enjoy music.
    I remember your gentle voice, and your guitar playing one Christmas that we were visiting.
    Music can pierce all barriers.It is a universal language.
    I hope you are still singing and making music,
    even if it is in your heart!
    Love, from the bottom of my heart.....Eva (your cousin)

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  16. Miriam - what a sweet lady you are - I only met you once but you have been an inspiration since the day I met you. Your faith is amazing and your testimony the same. I pray you will comfortable and I also pray for your family as well. I just love the words to the song about God on the Mountain is the same as God in the Valley - what great truth!!! Praying for you...Meghan and Albert Wassink

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