Thursday, July 13, 2006

Treading Water on a Roller Coaster

A new sense of hope comes over me on days like today. I get a little giddy; I get a litte anxious. I feel like a 5 year old on Christmas anticipating the excitement that is to come with the unwrapping of each gift.

Here we are...CYCLE DAY ONE! Not just ANY CD, no.....this is a CD 1 with a new plan in place. A new doctor; new drugs; new tests; a new opportunity for success.

Who knows what these next 28 days will hold for us. Maybe our lives will be changed; maybe in the end we will get the gift that we have been hoping for.

We also have to prepare our hearts for the possibility of disappointment because sometimes things just don't work out the way we planned. We just have to remember the One whose plan this really all is and continue to trust Him with ALL OUR HEART....Regardless of the outcome.

I've been trying to figure out a metaphor for these next 28 days. Here is what I've come up with so far:

These next 28 days might also be like apprehensively jumping into deep water without a lifejacket. You hope that you will stay afloat rather than drown; you hope that you can keep your head above water until someone comes and rescues you.

These next 28 days will be like a roller coaster ride. Many ups and downs; perhaps a few unexpected drops along the way; hopefully we won't get too disoriented if we happen to get turned upside down; hopefully when we get off we'll be able to say, "That was well worth the ride."

We will see where THIS path leads.

1 comment:

merryjoy said...

Hooray for CD1... I hope this is the end of this cruel journey for the both of us!!!! here's to only non-alchoholic drinks by months end!!!!