Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Day

We'll the day has arrived. As I think of today and the long road of recovery, chemo and reconstruction, I see her face. She is the reason to fight and fight hard. I promise her I will do that. Ella is such a joy (what a name that fits her)! I know the minute I begin to feel sad I can look at her, she'll give me that 2-tooth grin and the joy will come!
Yesterday, my friend Rebekah gave me the scripture passage Zephaniah 3:17. It says, "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." How wonderful for me to remember God is with me and I can rest in Him. He loves me so much that He "delights" in ME! I pray that as my family and I go through this journey, God will be lifted up. I am His child and I can't do this without the strength that comes from Him.
So that's where my mind is this morning. I have peace. I feel so much love and support from all of you. Your words of encouragement have been wonderful. Most of all your prayers have been appreciated and greatly needed.
Today my surgery will last approximately 5 hours. Our friend Candice will be posting an update this evening once Joel can see me. Please check back later for that. My parents arrived last night to help and Joel's sister Heather will arrive tomorrow to stay for 10 days. She will be caring for Ella while I recover. She is bringing her daughter Isabel so I'm sure there will many pictures of the cousins to follow. And here we go..........


Candice & Daniel said...

We are lifting you up....even now. Lord I pray you would just wash over Lisa, and her family, comfort and peace during this surgery.

Deb said...

You are not alone! Your friends, family, & strangers are fighting right along side you. Our prayers are with you and we are lifting you to the Highest.

With Splashes of Joy from Michigan...

Reba said...

We are in constant prayer for you today, Lisa, and will be in the days to come. Seeing God's peace and strength in you is amazing.

Nika said...

Please know that even as you are in surgery at this moment that I am keeping you lifted up continously in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and encouraged in him! As always, If there is anything that I can do no matter big or small, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Be blessed!


Lisa James said...

God loves you and your family so much....All is well and this too SHALL COME TO PASS!!!!Just remember that when you are weak, HE IS STRONG.....Much Love

Alla said...

Van Hamma Family,
You are going through a very difficult experience. You are lifted up and held by everyone who knows you. I am thinking of you all day
Alla & Christy

hunter4life said...

Hey you guys I hope all is going well I am praying for you both today and I know that God will be watching over his precious children, so rest in him. As someone that has been through a similar trial I know God can deliver you through this. God Bless and we will continue to pray for you both!

Nic and Maggie Branscom

Kathy said...


You are in the hands of the Lord God who has the plan for your life. Remember all He has brought Stephenie through- she's doing great!

We love you and are praying for youand your family. Rest in His Peace. Kathy Dyer

April and Wayne said...

"I will remember your great
I will recall the wonders you
did in the past.
I will think about all that you
have done;
I will meditate on all your
mighty acts.
Everything you do O God is holy,
No God is as great as you.
You are the God who works
Psalm 77:11-14
Thank you Father.
April and Wayne