Prayer Request for Janelle Carter's Mother
My mom (Norene Carter) went to see the radiologist yesterday. He told
her she could do the radiation that her oncologist recommended, but it
won't help. Even if it goes away, it will come right back. Mom said,
essentially, he told her she was going to die from this. Mom's eternity
is secure. She was ready to go before the chemotherapy this last time,
but she didn't want to leave. She still doesn't. I know we ought to want
to be with the Lord, but I also know she wants to know that we're all going to be okay. I think it's a common struggle, that level of trust in knowing that our loved ones are going to be okay when we go home to be
with the Lord. I know I struggle with the thought of not being able to
talk to her whenever I want; of my little kiddos not having their
grandma around to spoil and love on them. I know her being on earth
makes me more comfortable. I know the sufferings of this life pale in
comparison to the glory to be revealed. And I know the Lord knows the
number of our days.
So does she. She's going forward with radiation beginning next week.
Please pray for my father (Hubert Carter). I really never expected mom
to go first. Dad's older. I don't like the thought of loosing either one
of them. I see them both now, and the frailty of life is so apparent.
I've watched them be strong, and I've seen their strength slowly
dwindle, and now ebb through these last few years in particular.
These next few weeks and likely, months, are going to be difficult
whether the radiation works or doesn't work. The radiation will burn her
mouth and her throat, making it difficult to eat. If it succeeds, the
radiologist expects it will add weeks, maybe months to her life. The
oncologist was more hopeful, and outside of that, she understands the
Lord is in charge, so she's willing to take every chance to succeed.
Please pass on this request for prayer for my parents and my kids, and I
might as well add myself and my brother. My brother needs the Lord. This
may be what he needs to come to Christ. This may be what my oldest sons
need for reconciliation. God knows.