It was Wednesday before Thanksgiving that the phone call confirmed I had a very fast growing breast cancer. Twenty-seven people were coming for dinner the next day, and after I shed a tear with a friend. I felt the peace of God that I could do this too.
I found myself becoming the encourager to all the people that came, that called, that told me that they were praying for me. The power of God was so strong and I was amazed that this was my reaction. I knew the strength God had given me in the past, but looking back at all the little benefits God had given me from last May until this day, definitely confirmed that God was in control. He was setting me up to walk through a year with a peace only He could give.
I didn't go through all the normal steps you read about when you hear the word cancer. God had given me the assurance that no matter what -- I was going to win.