Better Than Anyone Expected…

First of all, thank you all so much for your kind comments and prayers. It means so much to us, and is so sweet of you all.

We were very surprised by the doctor’s words when he came out to tell us how the surgery went this morning: There was no tumor, and the ovaries were perfectly healthy! What had appeared as a tumor was the appendix. They said the appendix was as hard as a rock. It had shown up on the ultrasound as a solid mass next to the ovary. So, the doctor left the ovaries and removed the appendix. This was about the best news we could have heard — better than any of us expected! No tumor, no cancer, just an appendix removal! Mom is perfectly healthy. Praise God!

After the surgery, mom was very upbeat. [smile] We are now all celebrating, so grateful to the Lord for his undeserved goodness. Now we are all at home eating chicken noodle soup (along with mom).

Grateful For…

-The wonderful Christian doctor who performed the surgery.

-That even if we would have found out that mom had cancer, we are well cared by our Heavenly Father and it still would have all been okay (1 Peter 1).

-We had some very good talks with people we met in the waiting room and nurses! This made the morning extra special.

-We are grateful to friends who joined us at the hospital this morning — especially Deb and Nickie Biegler who have been battling cancer in their own family. Please pray for Nickie’s dad, Todd. They found out he had cancer last August. It has been a long difficult journey for their family. Please join us in lifting them to the Lord in prayer.

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning and Thy faithfulness every night” (Psalm 92:1-2).

26 thoughts on “Better Than Anyone Expected…

  1. SO thankful!!! Thanks for sharing this. We are rejoicing with you!!! And we will be in prayer for Todd Biegler. I love it how, even tho’ we may not know the person in need of prayer, we can pray for one another. What an awesome God we serve!! Blessings, Miranda

  2. Praise God! I’m so glad, and I’ll be praying for the others as well.
    Praying for a quick recovery from the surgery!
    In Christ,
    Sarah B

  3. Wow! Amazing! That’s neat! I was just thinking of you and praying for you when I decided to get on the computer and there was your post! Praise God! Hope your mom has a speedy recovery. God bless! Rebecca from Missouri

  4. Oh praise the LORD! wWhat an answer to prayer. May the name of our precious savior be.praised.
    Haley :)

  5. What great news! God has blessed your family. I’m so happy for you!! And thankful your mom is well and able to continue supporting your ministry and serving your family and church. :)

  6. Praise GOD! He is so great! I am so happy for your family. Oh Grace, I am so pleased. What a testament of His mercy and strength!

  7. That is wonderful news! I will be praying for your mom as she continues to recover. We experienced something very similar in our family last July – We found out that our mom had a huge tumor on her ovary, and the blood tests came back positive for ovarian cancer. After surgery, the 11lb. mass was tested again, and, praise the Lord, it was not cancerous at all! :-) I am so happy to hear such a wonderful, and surprising update on your Mom! Thank you for reminding us to pray for the Bieglers too – we serve a powerful and loving God and He will do what is the very best! :-)

    Karen F

  8. Awesome! The mercy of the LORD never ceases, and great is His faithfulness. Praise the Lord!

  9. The Lord goes above and beyond what we ever expect! So thankful your mom is OK. Praying for continued healing.

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