Friday, September 12, 2008

~Then Sings My Soul Saturday~ Chris Tomlin~How Can I Keep From Singing

I guess earlier I forgot to mention, the statistics for this type of cancer that Jan has, is 7-9 months. But, with saying that we have come in contact with people who are living 20 years after being diagnosed, who have beat the statistics. HOWEVER, we choose not to go by statistics. We believe this is in God's hands.

In Psalm 139: 13 ~ You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother's body.
I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.
You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother's body.
When I was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed.
All the days planned for me were written in your book
before I was one day old. God, your thoughts are precious to me.
They are so many! If I could count them,they would be more
than all the grains of sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.
Here are pictures of Jan, Mom, Donna, and myself. Our lunch was not real long, but that did not matter. The point was for the 4 of us to be together. It was a bit last minute, and I had asked Jenny, my niece, but she had to go to lunch at a different time today. She was greatly missed.

Jan used to have, in her words, "thin, straight stringy hair." There was a BIG possibility with radiation, she would not get her hair back. But as you've seen, she was blessed. Her hair is now very CURLY. It isn't long enough yet to know exactly what it will be like. She said she would never complain about her hair again. Not sure if you can tell, but it is curly.

Enjoy these pictures!

Janet - 09/12/08 ~ Birthday @ McAlisters. Mom

I didn't really like my picture ~ Not sure where this look came from. I'll have to blame it on Jan, she took the picture and approved it. I will finish the history part. I'm doing some extra work right now. We have another birthday tomorrow in our family. I'll see if I can remember my camera. It is for my nephew, Micah. This picture here is of my nephew, Micah and my niece, Jen.
Happy Birthday, Micah!
I will be back shortly... to finish this.



Power Up Love said...

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Cristine said...


I love this song. I also love reading your updates. Your posts have been very uplifting to me. Thank you.


Cathy said...

I enjoyed that lovely video and song. Your sister is so cute. Praying for her healing ~

Lynette said...

Thank you for sharing,Cheryl. God bless you.

hip chick said...

I think I may have heard that song only once or twice before but I love it. It was very nice to hear it again.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Love the song. Love the pix!!!


Amy Wyatt said...

I love this song by Chris Tomlin. How can we keep from singing even in our trials and struggles. He loves us so much. Jan looks great in these pics. Still praying for you guys. Thanks for being so faithful to join in at TSMS. (by the way, I love McAllister's and we don't have one here. I used to eat there all the time in Greenville.)

Debra said...

Love the song .. love the the love you have for your sister.

Blessings to you both today!

MyJourneyBack said...

Great song. Thanks for sharing it today.
Many blessings to you and your family.

Melissa Lea said...

Love love love this song! Thanks for sharing it.
Have a blessed weekend!

Peggy said...

Blessings Cheryl and thanks for
the updates on Jan! Praise God!
Love the photos and hope Jan had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY with you all! May God bless her with many more! Just enjoy yourself with all the birthdays and take it easy with that extra work!
There's always Monday or whenever for blogging!I'm sure glad our God is above statistics! May God hold you all in His Hands as you said!!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Peggy said...

Oh...I forgot...LOVE CHRIS TOMLIN!

Tracy said...

Loved these sweet photos! You guys are so cute! Glad you were able to spend some time together, even if it was shorter than you would have wanted. Jan looks great with curly hair.

Love this scripture passage and song you've shared. You're can we keep from praising!? He is so good.


Susan said...

Hey Cheryl,

Oh, what a GREAT song to celebrate with.

Loved the pictures too! I'm so blessed you got to spend this time together.

Once again, you are blessing God in ALL things!

Tell Jan I'm still praying and giving thanks for all God has done in her life.

I'm not going with the stats, I'm going to believe the Lord's report!


Sita said...

Chris Tomlin's voice just invites my heart to worship. There is nothing too hard for our God. May you all be witness to this in your lives.
Love, Sita

Christina said...

I'm so glad to hear that Jan is doing well and I am praying she continues to heal. It is very inspiring to read this. To know that God is hearing our prayers and that Jan is able to celebrate with you all for her day.

My sister has to have lumpectomy next week, but they believe she will do well since she is in the very early stages either 1 or possibly 2. After this they will say whether they want to do some chemo or not. Thanks for asking.

Lisa Ann said...

Great song! I will continue to keep your sister in my prayers.

Nancie said...

Happy belated Birthday to Jan! Thank God for His mercies to Jan! I am continuing to remember Jan in prayers. So glad that your family was able to spend time with Jan for her birthday. Thanks for sharing the photos. They are lovely. Thanks too for sharing this song. Take care and have a blessed week!

Laurie Ann said...

We don't do the statistics either. Glad Jan is doing so well. Just got a praise report from Jimmy that his PET was clean this morning. Praise God! Love the song, Cheryl, and am covering Jan in prayer. Our God is bigger than cancer!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful family.
Thanks for sharing the pics.
I have 3 sisters and I wish we could show this kind of love to each other. I believe we have missed out on something beautiful in this sisterly love.

Angie said...

Oh Cheryl...I LOVED those pictures!!! You are ALL beautiful daughters of the KING!!!
Maybe one day the Lord will grant me the gift of a neck hug from you!