Friday, November 7, 2008

Words I thought I'd never hear.....

It has been about a year since I got a phone call I will never forget. I was on my lunch break at work. I had just got my lunch ready, and happened to check my phone. There was a message from my OB/Gyn. When I called back, they said they were expecting my call and put me right through to my doctor......

"Jenna, I'm afraid I have bad news. You have cervical cancer."

At that moment, my world started spinning, and I was forever changed. Before I could even catch my breath, we were scheduling surgery. I have never been so scared in my life. It has taken me almost a year to process this life changing event.

Thoughts of cancer are now a distant memory for me, but the experience has made me the person I am today. I am so thankful that I am healthy, but still feel a twinge of sadness when I think that having another child is never an option for us. I wasn't even sure if we would have more children, but the mere thought of having that possibility taken away from me was daunting. I now believe that God works in ways we just can't comprehend. I feel that I was blessed with twins for this very reason.

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I am overwhelmed with all I have to be thankful for. Although my life is often hectic and chaotic, I never take a day for granted. When things get tough, I glance at my scars and am reminded of all I have been given in this life. I am so glad I have such a loving husband and three beautiful and healthy children!