I wish I could say this is the view I will have every day of this new adventure... but..... its not.
Yesterday I got the call no one ever wants to get.... " Hello, Mrs. Patterson... you have cancer". While this didn't come as a surprise to me, and I was expecting this exact diagnosis, I can't say it didn't hit like a bombshell today.
Here is what I know to be true:
God has walked this path before me and I will be ok!
Jesus and I are "peas and carrots" and I am not alone in this!
All things work for the good of those who love Him! (no this doesn't mean God gave me cancer or wants me to have it)
I have an amazing support system: family, friends & my customers who have become huge amazing cheerleaders!
Breast cancer sucks.... and I have but just begun this journey. The unknowns at this point are a bit daunting and yet if I am honest, there is a peace in knowing I am not doing this alone.
2 Corinthians 12:9 " But he said to me, "MY GRACE is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness". Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ then, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong"
This has been my Autism verse!
When my youngest was diagnosed with autism I fell apart. Never have I felt so powerless and weak. I had read this verse hundreds of times in my life, yet during this time this verse became so real! My strength isn't found in me. I can do nothing without Christ. When weakness hits and I can surrender all to Him, when I can stay in that for a time... thats when God shows up BIG! His strength, His peace, His grace is so abounding. When I am weak, that is when I am strong... in a way that one never truly knows until they experience it. Thats when Gods strength is seen and felt so beautifully!
So now this will be my "Cancer verse" also!
The same remains true, when I am weak then I am strong!
What does this mean for Wish Upon A Cookie?
Well, it means a bit of a break. I don't know how long, but for awhile.
I will continue to create, design, and play with cookies as I feel up to it and am able.
Right now I need to take time to process and hunker down for this marathon I am about to run.
Thank you so much for continued support and especially your prayers. My family and I are truly grateful!!