A New Journey

18 Feb

2020 was supposed to bring new joys and blessings, and it has. We have celebrated the birth of our first grand baby, and I have officially retired from my husband’s business. I should have had plenty of me time for visits and vacays. Well, things don’t always go according to plan. Last week I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The past two weeks have been filled with shock and fear. My me time suddenly has taken on a whole new aspect.

Treatment plans, doctor’s appointments, and the hard work of healing are all ahead of me, and the future seems a bit foggy. You will see less of me on the blog in the coming months. I will try to fulfill the commitments I have made for book reviews, but for now I am not taking on anything new. I still plan to do plenty of reading. In fact, my husband said this is the one time that I need to read. LOL! And of course I have so many books calling to me from my shelves, my Kindle, and NetGalley. I am hopeful that I can continue to post reviews, spotlights, and author interviews, just at a reduced level.

Other than the reviews I write, I have never really aspired to anything else literary. My husband is encouraging me to journal my way through this process. So, a few posts may be dedicated to my new life journey. I hope it will encourage someone else along the way.

As I navigate a new normal, I am asking for prayers. My life has been filled with the faithfulness of God. It hasn’t always been easy, but God has been there every step of the way. I have already seen God repeatedly answering in the affirmative. One day as I was working the phones trying to schedule the biopsy, my sweet daughter-in-love, without prompting except from the Holy Spirit, was praying I would have it that very day. That was not going to happen . . . until it did! This means that instead of waiting for pathology results today, I have already met with my doctor to begin formulating a treatment plan. We still have questions and decisions to make, but we are very encouraged by what we have learned so far. God has always proven good, loving, and faithful despite my doubts and hardheadedness!

Please also pray for my husband. His faithfulness to love me no matter what has been second only to God. He has been praying for healing for me with my MS for years and years. I am now 10+ years of being in remission, no lesions on my brain (unheard of), and med-free. He will be praying and at my side throughout this, but needs lots of support too.


Thanks again to all who have supported me in my tiny corner of the interwebs. I just celebrated 10 years of blogging — I am not giving up yet!

9 Responses to “A New Journey”

  1. Debra E. Marvin February 18, 2020 at 7:32 am #

    Oh Beckie, I’m so sorry to hear this. Timing is a strange thing, isn’t it? There’s never a good time for cancer, but there is blessing in knowing that the retirement and new baby to obsess over was all in the picture for our Heavenly Father. You will be in many prayers and I will be glad to hear of your journey and your healing and all the wonderful things you’ll do with that grandbaby for years and years and years to come!

  2. Babbling Becky L February 18, 2020 at 7:35 am #

    Saying a prayer for you!

  3. susiesellnergmailcom February 18, 2020 at 7:48 am #

    Becky, I’m so sorry to learn of your diagnosis, but I am so encouraged by your openness and know that you will have a tremendous amount of prayer support. Your sharing your journey will bring encouragement to many other women going through the same type of journey. God has richly blessed you with your prayer warrior husband and his loving support. Love, hugs, and prayers!

  4. Beth Erin February 18, 2020 at 9:33 am #

    You are in my prayers, Beckie!

  5. Barbara Harper February 18, 2020 at 9:46 am #

    I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis, Beckie. I’m praying for the best treatment and results and for God’s grace for you and your family as you go through this journey.

  6. Gail Johnson February 18, 2020 at 11:42 am #

    Praying for you, Beckie!

  7. Mary Nail February 18, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

    Praying for you Beckie. I am so sorry to hear this diagnosis.

  8. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog February 18, 2020 at 8:55 pm #

    Beckie,I am so sorry to hear of this unexpected news! I will be praying for you fervently in the coming weeks.

  9. Vivian Furbay February 19, 2020 at 7:13 am #

    So sorry about your cancer diagnosis. God bless and help you all get through this. Praying for healing.

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