I came home from noon mass today to find the following message from my mother:
"OK...I'm gonna cry with joy for now!!! I need Pete to explain it to you but the PET scan last week showed the tumors are gone on one side and shrinking on the other!!! I still have to go through chemo and stem cell transplant but not sure if I have to be in the hospital!!! My head is spinning! Even the nurses are confused!! ANY WAY... My tumors are too small to qualify for trial anymore! For now...we will start chemo tomorrow and they will tell me then if I am to be admitted to the hospital!!! For now... I'm afraid to tell anyone in case I wake up from this dream! Going to tell my friend "THANK YOU for today!!"
We begged God to show off and LOOK WHAT HE HAS DONE. The ALMIGHTY has done great things for me and HOLY is HIS NAME.
Dominic sang at a holy hour on Friday evening. During Benediction, I truly begged God for her life. A peace like I've NEVER KNOWN filled my soul and I knew she would be well. I knew it was the story of Abraham and Issac. Right before the final moments, God provided a ram in the thicket for the sacrifice and saved Issac's life. He knew Abraham loved HIM.
THIS was my mother. She went so obediently to every appointment KNOWING that God will provide either way. She went. She went. She went to her holy hour EVERY afternoon to be with her best friend in prayer. She was faithful to the end.