Terence Luttrell-was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer at 46 in July 2009:PSA 431 & Gleason score 9. The diagnosis was advanced stage of the disease; Prognosis:6-18 months to live & came as a complete shock. Terence passed away after fighting for 37 months as the sun rose on Sunday August 19,2012.
Our family is learning how to pass through trying times, allowing it to challenge us in our faith growing in Christ & painstakingly learning how to live above the effects of cancer!
May the Lord continue to direct our steps as we navigate through something we never anticipated.
"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."-Joseph Campbell.
Wedding day, May 1989
Well, I certainly understand this statement but honestly, I am having difficulty letting go of our dreams and plans....
As a young couple T and I did not plan to be fighting stage 4 cancer, overcoming sickness and learning to live above a death sentence. We had dreams of growing old together, plans that included enjoying our grand kids, and the fruit of our labor.
"A person may plan his own journey, but the LORD directs his steps" Proverbs 16:9
So then..... I guess I can't be so hung up on the honorifics of an ugly disease, that I miss the blessings in the midst of cancer (because there are many). May the Lord continue to direct our steps as we navigate through something we never anticipated.
And the same with you: if you find yourself living a life you never anticipated, the Lord will direct your steps too.
So we can settle in with this good word from our good God:
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope" Jeremiah 28:11