Today we’re sharing a post from Christopher and Anna Marie with an urgent prayer request.
As we approach 36 weeks in our pregnancy, a lot of things are changing in regards to healthcare for Anna Marie and Baby. Yet as our hopes, plans, and expectations are so very rapidly changing, we’re grateful to be trusting in the One Who never changes.
Earlier in the pregnancy, a small lump was discovered that could likely have been due to hormone changes and weaning. Our doctor has been monitoring it and we’ve done some imaging. Over the past weeks, it has been growing rapidly and showing concerning characteristics. These past few days, we’ve consulted with a number of physicians and health experts, and are setting up appointments to consult with more. On Wednesday, a surgeon who reviewed our case and imaging said he has no doubt it is breast cancer. While we are still waiting on pathology and would welcome news to the contrary, it seems 99% sure that we are dealing with an urgent and very serious health issue.
While many things are still being worked through right now, it seems our little one will likely need to be induced as soon as it is thought to be safe to do so, allowing Anna Marie some postpartum recovery in preparation for surgery.
What the future holds beyond that: we sure don’t know. Yet God does.
In this situation, we know exactly what our will is, yet our prayer is that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10, Luke 22:42).
We welcome prayers for wisdom in the many decisions we are facing right now, for healing and strength for Anna Marie now and in the days ahead, for our family to grow stronger and closer together through this time, and for peaceful hearts resting in God’s amazing grace.
Grateful for you all, and trusting in Him,
Christopher and Anna Marie
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn
of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find
rest unto your soul” (Matthew 11:28-30).