Hello again! Sorry it's been so long since I've last posted an update. There are a couple of reasons (read, excuses). First, I've been working hard to finish my Master's degree (MBA)...which I submitted my last assignment for yesterday. I have a week of class next week, then I'm totally done! It has been such a great program...but I'm ready to be finished now :).
Second, I've been struggling with what to say. This next part may sound strange, but it's been a tough transition back to health. While I was sick, I really came to a place of incredible peace. The fear of death was fading. How I might die was no longer a mystery. If I was going to be beaten by cancer, I was going to die well. When the news came that the surgery was successful, we were overjoyed...and continue to be so. There was also a sense of 'now what?'. What does my experience mean for who I'm supposed to be moving forward. I'm different, but will I stay that way? Will I just slip back into the mediocrity of life and forget the vivid lessons that God entrusted me with? And how long would I have to keep it up? Death was once again a mystery. I'm in no way suggesting that I was sorry for being healed, I just didn't know there would be an emotional period of transitioning back to health.
A few weeks ago, Roz and I went to hear John Piper speak at Trinity Western. He talked about the need to live well and to die well. I realized that while it took a lot to decide to die well, it was made a little easier by the fact that it was short-term commitment. I was now faced with needing to make the decision to live well...which is a commitment for an unknown period of time and for unknown circumstances. I could not just drift from being sick back to being healthy, I had to decide to live well. That's no small decision. I'm still trying to unpack what it means...I think it could take a lifetime. I guess that's why God tells us to just worry about today!