As many of you know when I was first diagnosed with cancer I did a lot of research especially on how long I had. As is still the case the prognosis for esophageal cancer is abysmal. Add to that the fact mine had already spread to my liver and I wondered if I’d live long enough to see my next birthday.
God in his abundant mercy has had other plans. I have seen multiple milestones I thought I’d never see. I thought for sure seeing my son graduate college and then get married to a wonderful young lady was the icing on the cake. On top of that my relationship with my daughter, which has been rather strained for years took a huge 180 and we’ve talked more in the past few months than we have in years, but God wasn’t done.
On Friday Jan. 19, 2018 my first grandchild, John Evan Kenney entered the world. I couldn’t help but fall apart as I thought how merciful God has been to allow me to see things I never dreamt of being around to see. It would be a cliche lie to say, “I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve all this.”, when the truth is I’ve done absolutely nothing to deserve any of God’s mercies. These are all simply unfathomable gifts that leave me in tears of joy and gratitude.