Sunday, April 26, 2009

Miracle Monday: Miracles Happen

Miracles really do happen. Prayers really are answered. I am so happy to be able to share this miracle with you.

You may remember this post requesting prayers for my uncle. That was the first I'd posted of it on my blog, but we've been praying for him for several years. I would like to extend my deepest, heartfelt thanks for all of your prayers, because I know that they have been answered and they mean the world to me and my family, especially my uncle. My uncle has a very deep relationship with God and he has spoken many times of feeling the power of prayer. Prayer is what has carried him through these trying times.

Several months ago my uncle started a new medicine. Last week we learned that it is working. They measured three of the largest cancerous tumors in his lungs, and they have decreased in size by 30%. The doctor said this was the most significant response to this medicine that they have seen. I don't know all of the details, but basically the medicine goes in and eats the cells around the cancer, depriving it of its food source, thus starving the cancer cells into shrinking. I cannot tell you how elated I was when my mom told me about this last weekend when the bf and I got to my parents' house. So many people have been praying for my uncle and for a miracle like this. I know that all of the prayers are what brought us this beautiful miracle. I ask you to join me in praying that the medicine continues to work its magic, that in another few months we'll see an even greater decrease of these cancer cells. I will also be praying that this medicine will help others like my uncle who are suffering from cancer. I am praying that this is the breakthrough we have all been waiting for. I am heartened that my uncle's body is responding to this medicine in such a drastic manner. I pray for it to continue healing him.

Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers. All of your positive comments mean more to me than you will ever know. Please let me know if there is anything specific that I can pray for you. I believe now, more than ever, in the beauty and power of prayer.

**So I accidentally hit publish instead of scheduling it, so this is up a little early. But sharing miracles is never too early. :)


Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

How wonderful! I am so thankful that your uncle is responding well to this medicine. Will pray that it continues to work so well!

April said...

This is a great story! I'm SO happy to hear the good news about your uncle!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, Jaina, what a beautiful testimony on the power of prayer. I am a firm believer in it, for it has brought me through some bad times.

I am glad to hear how well your uncle is responding to this new medicine, and I will pray that it continues to help him combat the cancer.

Take care, and do update us again.

Hugs and blessings,


Scarlet O'Kara said...

This is wonderful, not only for your Uncle, but also for the rest of your family. I'll continue to pray for his improving health.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh what an amazing story Jaina. THAT is definitely a miracle.

Jaina said...

Beth-Thank you so much! All of your prayers are such a blessing.

April-It seriously made me SO happy to hear :)

Renie-Me too. Thank you for your prayers. I will of course update as I have additional news.

Scarlet-Thank you! My Uncle loves the power of prayer. I hope this is good news for other cancer patients out there as well.

Mama Geek-Absolutely. Miracles DO happen. :)

scrappysue said...

such fantastic news. long may it continue!

Jaina said...

Sue-Thank you. I hope it continues as well :)