God is Good! All the Time!
Rather than use typical social media to tell this story, I thought it would be more beneficial to write a post.
Beffie received the results of her third biopsy today and it was CLEAR of Leukemia! Praise the Lord! This is a massive first step towards complete healing! At this point she needs to get her “numbers” up so that her body is able to defend itself. When her numbers are where they need to be, she will be able to come home! We are thinking it will be one to two weeks before she is able to do that. There will be a few more treatments over the next six months to make sure she is completely healed. Please keep in mind this is a very high level overview as I am not a doctor 🙂
Beffie started her chemo on March 18 and finished it a week later. She was a champion all the way through and battled through a handful of side effects, none of which caused her to be bed ridden. I was blown away by how strong she was. She was up and around her room, reading from her couch and chair, all the while making sure her room was clean and tidy.
Last Wednesday was day 14 and she needed to have a second bone marrow biopsy to see if she was clear or not. The test came back inconclusive. Beffie was super strong when she received the news, while I had to remind myself over and over to trust Jesus and be patient. I received this news right before I was to participate in our church‘s new online service, Wednesday Night Live. You can catch the episode here. God gave me the strength to do the episode and receive so many blessings for going through with it. Yesterday, (Thursday) I prayed for strengthened trust and patience while Beffie went through another biopsy. This evening We got the news we had been praying for. Beffie’s bone marrow was clear of Leukemia a week after completing her first chemo treatment.
At this time I want to thank EVERYONE who has been praying on my wife’s behalf! God has heard your prayers and His glory is evident by the news we received today. We will never be able to repay all of you who have been praying for us. I have been praying special blessings for you as my thanks! I am truly humbled by the outpouring of prayers for my wife. I know she is a special girl, but I think I underestimated how big her impact actually is. I am one lucky guy!
Although we are on our way to where we want to be, I ask that you continue to pray for Beffie. She is on the right path but I am sure she will go through times where she doesn’t feel good.
Lord, I thank you so much for answered prayers and putting Beffie on the path to healing. You are so so good! Please help us to continue to trust You and have patience with Your works. Help us to get rid of the clutter inside of us so that You will have room to do Your work within us. Please bless all of the doctors, nurses, and other staff at UVA Hospital and let them know how appreciative we are of their compassion and care. They have been exceptional to us from the beginning. I pray a special blessing over them as I can’t repay them for what they are doing. Lord, I pray that Your glory continues to be shown during this difficult time; through my family’s tribulations and the illness around the world. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.