When God sends messengers

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My husband, Bob, has been in the hospital for a little over two weeks. He’s already had 4 rounds of intravenous chemo and they just changed his oral chemo med tonight. The oral chemo targets the Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.  The intravenous chemo targets the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  The CML mutated into ALL but the CML still exists.  The doctors tell us that both cancers have the Philadelphia Chromosome, which makes his condition rare and difficult to treat.  Since they don’t have much data to fall back on with this rare combination, his medical team came up with what they are referring to as a “hybrid treatment plan.”

He’ll receive round 5 of intravenous chemo this Thursday.

All his blood counts are in the range that the doctors expected them to be this week and overall his doctors are happy with how Bob is responding.

About 4:00pm yesterday, Bob’s chemo nurse told him that he would be receiving another chemo drug by injection on Friday and that his doctors would explain more about it in the morning.

Bob wasn’t expecting to receive anything on Friday so the news was overwhelming and hard for him to hear.  He slipped into depression.

I wasn’t there when he heard the news. I returned at 5:00pm.

I usually park in the parking garage but decided to go in the emergency entrance when I got back to the hospital.

As I entered, there was a man sitting in a wheel chair by the door. He looked at me and asked if I was a volunteer. I said no. He asked, “Do you work here?” I replied, “No, I’m on my way up to the 5th. floor to visit my husband. The man asked, “What’s your husband’s name?” I responded, “Robert”. “Can you give Robert a message for me?” he asked. I nodded. Then he said, “You tell Robert that I’m praying for him and to keep the faith!” I smiled, thanked him and told him that I’d definitely give him the message. As I approached the elevator, he yelled out “You both keep the faith!”

How can we not keep the faith when God sends messengers (perhaps even angels) to encourage us daily?

Bob’s words after he heard the message? “Our God is good. He is reminding me that He’s right here with me and He’ll never leave me.”  His spirits lifted.

Peace returned to Bob’s heart and he rested well last night.



(I snapped the above photo from Bob’s hospital room)

19 thoughts on “When God sends messengers

  1. Oh Nancy that is SUCH good news! I had been praying for Bob to be strengthened and encouraged and for you as well and for peace Scott,Mike, Nicole and Haley. That messenger was such an encouragement to me right now!!
    Thank you Lord!! Your grace and mercies are so appreciated!!
    Love you Nancy! May God continue to encourage you and Bob and your family, one day at a time!
    I have not stopped praying and was looking forward to you writing in your Pens and Journals!!
    I send my love and prayers! Chin up ! Be strong!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vickie. This is a difficult journey but with the Lord’s help and people like you praying we will make it to the other side. Love and blessings!


  2. Nancy,
    I am praying for you & Bob. I love how God works…He always go before, walks beside, often carries us, & brings up the rear…AND…He invites His children to join Him in blessing us. Thank you for sharing your struggles & blessings. All is His precious grace!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I believe everything that you wrote and that His grace is precious. I’m amazed at how many people are praying for Bob’s healing and lifting our family up to the Lord too. I appreciate your concern, love and prayers. ❤

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  3. I love this….God sending a messenger just when Bob needed it…a glorious sunset viewed from Bob’s window…..a place just around the corner for you to stay while Bob is in the hospital….hundreds of prayers being sent upward….a great team of doctors and caregivers for Bob….lots of support, love and encouragement…..God cares and is watching over you and carrying you. Love you dear friends.


    1. Thank you, Bonnie. There’s been one miracle after another. To God be the glory! Thank you so much for your continued support, friendship and prayers!


  4. Ahh! entertaining angels engaging with us, messages of God’s Almighty Power and Wisdom! We call forth the Light of Christ Jesus to shine in every one of Bob’s cells and we all know that “God is light and in him there is NO DARKNESS AT ALL” 1 John 1:5, so there can be no more cancer at all! Come Holy Spirit and fire! Penetrate every cell with God’s glory and power now and for ever and ever. Amen. Hallelujah!! Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings; the King of glory now and for ever and ever Amen. Hallelujah!!!!!!!! Bob, be healed and made whole in Jesus’ mighty Name above all names!!!!!!!! Blessings to you, Yvonne


  5. Amen! How wonderful God really is!! I love When He sends signs that He is still with us no matter what we are going through! Stay strong and keep the faith! HUGS….


  6. Nancy, I’m so happy to hear that God has been sending messengers. Each morning I pray for you and Bob’s spiritual, physical, and emotional needs to be met. And of course I’m praying for healing and rest for you both too. I can’t imagine how hard this journey must be. But I suspect there are a lot of people praying for you. God is good. Hugs.
    Blessings of peace ~ Wendy


    1. This is an extremely difficult journey, Wendy, but with people like you who are committed to lift us up to the Lord daily we know we will get to the other side of this. God is good and and His mercies are new every morning and when we feel that we can’t go on He comes through in amazing ways. Thank you for your support and prayers!

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      1. Wendy, I so appreciate you and your prayers. We are still in the middle of this fight. It’s been difficult to find the time to write but I managed to post something this morning.

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