A week after surgery and I am feeling fantastic. Don’t get me wrong. This week has had many challenges as I recover from reconstruction surgery but when compared to the double mastectomy this was a smoother ride. I have already survived the big one and have scars to prove it. This week felt like a light and momentary affliction in comparison.
With reconstruction behind me, my next steps are 30 radiation treatment spread out in six weeks. In order to maximize the amount of sick days I have left at work I decided to switch to a care center closer to home. It was not an easy decision to make but talking it out with a friend helped seal the deal. Removing a 35-minute commute to Annapolis, feels pretty amazing.
Do you know what else feels amazing? When setbacks become a catalyst for change.
In 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 it reads “for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, for what is unseen is eternal.”
Cancer, as well as all the hurdles and setbacks we have faced as a family are temporary and nothing compared to the work God is doing in our lives today. That’s our eternal glory. We are stronger, wiser and better for it.