I pondered for days as to how to begin posting this blog which will keep my family, friends, prayer warriors and all informed on my new journey of fighting cancer once again. This time the sucker showed up in my lungs!! Is there any part of our bodies that does not come under attack?
After much consideration I must inform you all that this blog will be about giving glory and honor to God in mist of this storm. You see I was reminded by one of my family members that first and foremost He will not put more on me than I can bear. She also reminded me of how strong I am and that God must have chose me for a reason. I think her exacts words were “He picked a strong one” – Thanks Carla.
Well, the more I thought about this new venture, God has been preparing me for this for quite some time. I just did not recognize it at first. He started preparing me for this years ago when I lost one of my life mentors to breast cancer, Deborah Burton-Cheatom. She was more to me in life that she would ever know. God places people in our lives for a reason. She taught me to take every challenge in life and turn it into an opportunity. I was blessed to be able to speak at her homecoming and was even more blessed to know that I was being used by God. The Holy Spirit orchestrated ever word that spewed from my mouth. It was like someone else was talking. In this address to her loved ones left to cherish her memory, they heard how she taught me everything she knew. The address was profoundly titled: A Threat Called Cancer, Who Do You Think You Are? In this, I was allowed to face cancer in a way Deborah had by talking directly to it. One of the questions and answers proposed to cancer was:
Question: Did you think you would be the one coming into her life starting with one cell then slowly taking over her body? Answer: I boldly stand before you in my Father’s house to tell you NO, you were simply the one that came in and allowed her to make time for God by realizing the importance of a deep intimate relationship with Him. You allowed her time to read and meditate more of His living Word while here on earth to ensure her place with Him after this life was over. So for this I thank you and call you friend. Oh yes, I call you friend because what you may have meant for evil, God meant it for good.
I didn’t even realize that years later my dearest bible verse would be Romans 8:28. All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord. I just put these two together as I am writing this (yet more confirmation). Please take note that the scripture says ALL things. So I say to you no matter what challenges you maybe facing in life use it as an opportunity- if you don’t know Jesus as your Savior now would be a good time to get to know Him, tomorrow isn’t promised; if you know Him and feel as if you have strayed away a little, please know that He is waiting on your return. If you know Him and are in good standing, please invite your fellow brother or sister that may not.
Remember to always trust in God, have faith, believe in His word and know Jesus as your personally Savior and all things will work out for the good.
With that said: I’m good!!!
I will try to post as often as possible. For those of you that don’t already know, I have decided to take a natural and holistic approach to heal from cancer. I will further explain in upcoming post, so stay tuned. Also please feel free to post a comment.
I would like to especially thank my husband and daughter, Moya and Toia for your love and support. Thank you for believing in God and my decision to trust Him no matter what.
Thank you to my mom, brother, my in laws, my favorite “cuzzos”, Bill and Shasta, my host of family members, and my good friends Shay and Wanda.
To those who I have never had the pleasure to meet in person: The crew at Moe’s #739 in Nashville, Students and Alumni at TSU, Shakerie, Kay, the AKAs and Deltas thank you for not only supporting me but showing Toia so much love and support as well. I am truly grateful!!
Thank you everyone who has decided to support my choice of care for healing; there are a lot of you, too many to name, but you know who you are. Your support means more to me than anything.
~I love you all dearly.