Tuesday, March 12, 2013


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and all His ways. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5-6
The above scripture has been the motto for our marriage before Day One. I even had it inscribed on the inside of Gary’s wedding band a hundred years ago. Those words of wisdom and inspiration have held us up through many a trial.  Today, as I sit in yet another Mayo Clinic waiting room, they have no less meaning and power than on Day One.
As I write this, Gary is somewhere behind these marbled walls drinking a barium drink and preparing for a CT scan of his stomach and pelvis area. He texted me a few minutes ago highly recommending the drink. Think I’ll pass.
Is the bright, shiny spot the PET scan showed up the return of cancer or something else entirely, like he swallowed a shoe by accident or something? I’m voting for the shoe. But no matter the outcome, I know our path will be made straight. I have every confidence that our Lord Jesus is walking out in front, kicking stones out of our way, and sweeping the path with sweating brow and scarred hands. Our names are on His lips as he petitions on our behalf before the Throne.
So, again, I wait… in a big room with lots of seats and lots of other anxious strangers I seem to now be connected to. Our longing and hope and worried glances toward the door tie us together-- make us community.
The clock ticks. The waiting to know is almost over.

1 comment:

Diana Jarvais said...

deb. i am hear for you. if need anything. i know what y aré going though. diana