Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Aug 19

Yesterday at work, I noticed one gentleman wearing a pink shirt. I thought it was odd as he always wears the denim shirts with the City's logo. Eh, I go back to my work to focus on the things I needed to wrap up.

Someone else came in to my cubicle to share their support, then someone else, then someone else, etc. But something was niggling in my brain but the consciousness wasn't putting it together. I started walking around the office, peeking into cubicles and saw the similarity.. . everyone was wearing a pink shirt, clothing or tie. My colleagues were showing a quiet unity of support! Isn't that the best group of people?

We are heading out in a few minutes for Vic's post-op checkup and my pre-op check ups. I guess you could say we like to be "checked out".

I will write more later, probably short, but at least get the time of surgery on here. We have lots of errands to do after checking out, oh wait, getting checked out that we may get home before 8 pm. Vic will also have my password to the blog and I will ask him to write an update tomorrow after surgery.

My two sweet cousins are calling me at 8 pm tonight (so I have to be home by then) to have a prayer time together. These are two cousins who I haven't regularly talked with over the past 20+ years who have been prayer warriors for us.

Many of you have been prayer warriors as well and I truly, truly appreciate it! I can't respond timely to each of your phone calls or emails, but know that they do mean alot to me. . . .it's what has kept me going! "I can't let these people down" is what I generally tell myself when my focus slips off of Christ as I am walking on the water of tests and treatments.

Today's mantra is Matthew 6:34
So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.

Be blessed!


  1. Wow Renee!!! You have blessed me with your kinds words here, and your faith, of "Walking on the water of tests, and trials, and keeping your eyes focused on Christ!" That picture of Peter on the stormy waters walking to Christ, is a perfect picture of what you're going through. It really encourages me and blesses me to think of that, even in the little things in life that are tough to go through. So thanks for helping me to think in this way also. Very encouraging!

    Love you and praying constantly!


  2. Sweetie, I am wearing pink too for the next couple of days...
    You are in my prayers and I know you will come through with flying colors.

    Big HUGSSSSSS Toni