When I reflect back on years gone by, I usually remember each year for one or two specific events. In 2003, we graduated college. In 2004, we tied the knot. In 2005, we purchased our first home. The list goes on. It’s hard to narrow this year down to just one or two major events. It was a crazy year, but I think it’d have to be categorized as the year of medical miracles.
My mother in law and cousin are the medical miracles in our family for this year. My mother in law was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in the summer of 2010 – definitely not an optimistic diagnosis. She had a couple of major surgeries and 15 rounds of chemo. She had a scan in June of 2011 that came back clear. She had scans in September and December that continue to show no signs of cancer in her body.
My cousin was in a nasty motorcycle wreck in July. He suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was unconscious for weeks. His medical outlook was also far from sunny, but God showed up on his behalf as well. In December, he got his drivers licence again and will be able to go back to work. Absolutely amazing, considering the shape he was in just five months ago.
I’m so thankful for God’s faithfulness to my family in 2011.