The Light

We are seeing the light at the end of this tunnel of a week. The doctors have been encouraging. The numbers are going in the right direction. A few bouts of pain again today. But overall, Tara is doing pretty good. All that remains this week is chemotherapy tomorrow morning. It’s the big dose (Platinum and Taxol), but we have the reference point of 3 weeks ago, when the big dose went great. That gives us a lot of hope for the weekend.

Yeah the weekend! It actually starts now for the kids. And not just the weekend, but spring break week. The house is full of excitement. They seem oblivious to the challenges of our life right now and we LOVE it. They run around giddy. They wreck the house. They play. They fight. They sing. They dance. At times we want to say “Settle down kids!”, but then we listen to the joy that is coming out of their mouths and we just go with it. When evening comes, they are big helpers.

Tara has had some great times with friends lately. Simply sitting. Talking. Sharing life. It is refreshing for her to talk about their lives. To love on them. To pray for them. She longs to be out of the limelight. To have the attention shifted to others.

But being in the light isn’t always so bad. The Bible says we ARE the light of the world, like a city on a hill. What a great word picture. I can imagine being in the country at night and seeing the city lights in the distance. I guess God is saying that even though he could light the world through his radiance alone, he chooses to do it through his people. Through Tara especially. So too bad Tara. The light is still on you…..or rather in you.



8 thoughts on “The Light

  1. “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” ~ John 12:46

    Tara, you are radiating Christ. You are allowing Christ to shine through you in trial amd uncertainty but also in victory and hope. And it’s all about Him. ALL of it. Rejoice in his grace and his presence, where there is fullness of joy.

  2. Just curious about your map – is there a significance of white vs black push pins? Thanks for putting a pin in Sioux Falls, South Dakota – I’m so blessed to be one of your prayer warriors !!! My love to all in the family, Carol A. Olson, formerly from Swea City, IA area

  3. This was in my Bible reading today and I wanted to share it with you, “The Lord gives strength to his people;the Lord blesses his people with peace.” I’m praying this over you this morning as you have chemo today! His strength will get you through it!

  4. Thinking and praying for you and your family. Wishing you the best. Please keep strong and positive! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  5. Praise God for the Light … in Him there is no darkness at all! and we will celebrate and rejoice, once again this Easter …. He has overcome the darkness and brought us into the Light. Have a blessed Easter, Maier’s from Ed and Julie

  6. Happy Easter to our favorite neighbors (SHHH.. don’t tell anybody). Have a fun filled, blessed Easter and enjoy the kids being at home next week. Tara you are looking great!! Love the map.

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