I’m so happy that I will not be the only person reading my own blog! I had a moment of stage fright just before I shared my first post on Facebook, but Lydia assured me that you wouldn’t look at it if you didn’t want to.
Over this and my next few posts, I hope to clarify the significance of all those little bulleted points from my first post.
First, all the references to music:
You may or may not have noticed that some of the separate post titles are songs or hymns. The deluge of songs flooding into my head over the past week has been amazing. As I wrote in that first post, God has always revealed to me the truth of His love and scripture through song. Even if you don’t know the songs I post, I hope the lyrics will encourage you, as they do me!
Last Monday I was under the impression that Brandon could stay with me during the biopsy. In my heart I “needed” him beside me because I get a little anxiety before procedures…turns out that he couldn’t, but I was comforted by the song “Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand” during the entire biopsy – and I know that He was indeed right there beside me.
But while I was reading all of the very nice and supportive comments after my first blog share, God brought yet another song to mind. A song that I haven’t heard in several years. Legacy by Nichole Nordeman … I luuuuuurved this song while I was college … Here are some of the lyrics and I’ll include the YouTube video at the bottom.
I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who’s who and so-n-so’s that used to be the best
At such’n’such … it wouldn’t matter much
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things? I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, “Well Done” good and faithful one…
Will you pray that this blog be a tool to glorify God? Will you pray that I fight this battle with courage and grace and give God all the praise and honor? Will you pray that I live my life as a testimony to God’s faithfulness, so that others will see Jesus in me?
One of my appointments for today is with the Hereditary Breast Clinic. They suspect I may have a BRCA1 gene mutation and it is triggering this cancer at a young age as it did with my mom. Pray that I will be a living legacy to my children as she is to me, child of mercy and grace, blessing God unapologetically.
[Aside: If you’re reading this at work, don’t click on the video. It will be loud and people will know you’re listening to music/watching YouTube videos and not doing your job. LOL Just come back and listen to it later!]