His recommendations... 2 weeks of radiation to her brain followed by chemotherapy. A month after she finishes the radiation, she will have another scan. At that time... we will know how her body has responded to the treatment.
A plan. And next steps. And continued trust in our God.
As I often say, we don't know how the story ends. And I would be so blunt to say.... we don't always understand the different paths that God brings us on. BUT we do know that He is good. That He is sovereign. And He knows what He is doing. And so, we pull in to Him.... and continue to walk as He leads. He's got this and we choose to rest in that.
This afternoon, a bit before Ketty and I saw the doctor, I came across this verse. And I immediately thought of Ketty. As I have had the honor to walk with her (as so many have), my own heart has been challenged in HUGE ways. Ketty's left side is weak.... and in helping her walk, I support her from the right side. I love the assurance that these passages bring and even the reminder that He is supporting His Ketty.... and His Kimberly... and His . He's got us and with Him at our side, we do NOT need to be shaken. Our tongues can rejoice and we can dwell in hope. And in His presence, we can be full of gladness.
And so, this day comes to an end. We have been given the next steps of the journey and so we walk.... knowing that He is at our side.
And so on that promising note, I bring my fingers to a pause and prepare to go to sleep. Thank you to the many, many who are journeying along Ketty. Your words of encouragement and your prayers are a gift to her.... for sure! I read her your messages. I do need to have an email party to respond to you all.... and I will. But in the meantime, know that she hears your words and her heart is encouraged.
More later for sure. I feel like I could write a novel.... and maybe one day I will. But for tonight, I'll write a few quick emails and head off to sleep. Peaceful sleep.
Tomorrow, Ketty will have a marking scan of her brain. And then... after the doctor reviews the scanning, she will have her first radiation treatment. #1 of 10.