25 Apr

Today is a gift. We know we have been given today, and today we know we need to attack the leukemia. Today was not promised nor guaranteed, but I have it and we moved forward in hopes to begin a grand attack on these pesky cells. I am thankful that the plan for today makes sense and maybe even tomorrow.

Much past living in the today seems overwhelming and daunting. I am thankful that He is my anchor, and as we pray for details to align going forward we have His help. We will need His almighty presence and guidance just as we have in the past.

Today I sit in a bed in the same hall where I began this journey, it’s strange yet familiar. I see faces that remember me from the beginning. It would be nice if this was a part of the past, but since it is the present we will deal with today because it is what we are given.

Today I was blessed and encouraged by two stories that reinforce His goodness through this storm. First, I heard from a friend, her faith has grown and she recently received her first bible and desires to know God better. My heart rejoiced, because I know God wants to know her, He made her! Second I learned that because of the blog and our story others became aware of the high need for bone marrow donors. Due to my need someone became a part of the national donor registry, and is giving life to someone next week. She is this persons “one in a million” chance and is giving the gift of life. Two blessings that made today have more purpose beyond this daily battle. Today is a good day.

A glimpse into mollie’s day she walked the dogs with Tracy and she was happy!

11 Responses to “Today”

  1. Angie April 26, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Indeed each day is a gift and you ALLIE are a gift to each of us! We all think you are one incredible lady! May those pesky cells be zapped for good! Love you.

  2. Julie April 26, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    What a beautiful outlook for today! God is doing great things though you :) Prayers for healing.

  3. Tera April 26, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Allie today’s bog is a true testament of your faith and love for him. Just like he is a gift to us through this journey you have became a gift to many others near and far. Here’s to prayers that those nasty cancer cells stop fighting and see that you are one strong woman !!!!

  4. Annmarie Rigby April 26, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    So true Allie, we all need to be reminded of that, oh how
    We take life for granted, but so true it is a gift from
    Our Heavenly Father. Praying , and knowing He is in complete
    Control and directing your every move Allie. Jesus we trust in you.

  5. Aunt Sue April 26, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I am so thankful for your attitude through all this. It would be so easy to be bitter and angry – and it’s ok if at times you’ve felt those emotions. But you always turn your ‘ashes’ into beauty. I am blessed to know you and to love you. Thank you for honoring God through all this. Much love from our home to your heart.

  6. Julie Koles April 26, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    Your daily blog has had such a huge impact on the hearts and souls of sooooooo many – Your written words are blesings for all that read them. Thank you for spreading His words and teaching us how to accept each day as part of our journey towards Him with such grace and class………….

  7. Jeanie April 26, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Thankful for sharing these beautiful blessings with us! Thank you for being a blessing to all who know you! Thank you for your love for Jesus!

  8. Jenni April 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Allie- I’m sure as with the rest of your readers I feel like I know you. Your story makes me want to hug you, pray with you, and share in Gods journey He has for you! Your story is inspiring and has touched more lives than you might ever know. as a wife and mother I think about and pray for you daily. I’ve never left a comment here before but I think you are amazing. Thanking God for your today and praying you through to your best tomorrow! Thank you for your faith and sharing to reach others who don’t yet have His hope:) Rest and peace strength for tomorrow. Ex. 14:14 “he will fight for you, you need only to be still!” WOW!

  9. Jenni April 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Plumb : need you now…. The words to this song are perfect if you haven’t yet heard it! Forgot to put it in my previous comment! It has touched my heart the last few days!

  10. Lesa April 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    As we pray for Shannon on her prayer porch this week, many are praying for you, too. Healing. Awareness of how much Jesus loves you and lives His life through you. And joy in the special moments with loved ones.

  11. Tracey April 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Praying fervently for you in this new plan of attack. Much love to you and your family!

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