MRI Report

Today at lunch I was reading the story of Noah to my children. We talked about how the first thing Noah did after he exited the ark was to build an altar of thanksgiving to God for His goodness. The boys began listing all the things that God had given us as we talked about how good He is. “Our house, my brother, my sister, our toys, our lunch, the trees…” all bubbled up and out as the they tried to outdo each other with rejoicing in God’s blessings.

Then the conversation took a turn I wasn’t quite ready for as Asher looked at me, cocked his head, his huge eyes pools of concern.

“Mom? I’m thankful that your treatments are over.”

‘Me, too, buddy. Me, too.”

Micah chimed in with, “God took good care of you, Mommy.”

“Yes, He did, Bear.”

Asher looked at me, long and hard, “You could have died, Mom, couldn’t you? God didn’t let you die.”

Micah turned to me, eyes huge, mouth open, as a realization dawned on him. “Mommy? You could have died?” Green eyes filled with tears. “But you’re here, Mommy. You’re here.”

Yes, boys and little girl obliviously licking her yogurt spoon, I am here and God is good no matter what. I got the phone call this afternoon that my chest MRI came back normal, and I promptly fell into a heaping puddle of sobs. Another clear scan and another reminder of my Lord’s sweet protection over me. Won’t you rejoice with me and my family today?

20 responses to “MRI Report”

  1. My dear sister,

    Great is His faithfulness!! I praise God with you. I am so thankful to hear this good report. My precious sister, let’s exalt His name through all the earth. His love that has been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit will strengthen us to believe all things, hope all things and endure things. This love never fails. It bears us up under anything and everything that comes our way. Let’s ask Him to let us comprehend the height, depth, wideth, length and breadth of His love and know the love of Christ that passes knowledge that we would be filled with all the fullness of God. It covers a multitude of sins.
    Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly to what we could ever expect or imagine according to the power that works in us mightly through Christ, be glory, honor and praise.

    We are in the potter’s hand, He is forming Christ in us. We are going from image to image. O the preciousness of this treasure in these earthen vessels.

    May His grace, mercy and peace be abundantly multiplied to you and your family. Give the babies hugs and kisses for me.

    In Him we live, move, and have our existence. God Bless


  2. Rejoice. Again I say Rejoice!

    Amen. and AMEN!! I love you guys. Have I ever I told you that?


  3. Melissa (Bruining) Teeter Avatar
    Melissa (Bruining) Teeter

    Praise God!! Giving Thanks!!

    Love ya,


  4. Oh, I do rejoice with you, Ang! What wonderful news and to have that come after you had a down, anxious day the other day I’m sure is a nice relief. What sweet boys you have! Seems like Asher really thinks deeply. It is a good thing! God is good, and so kind…may you know His love in the coming days, too.



  5. Angie,

    It has been such an inspiration to read your blog. It’s raw at times but real. You are a great writer on the so many emotions that are very hard to share.

    Thanks for your recent encouragement also. I have prayed for you and your family a bunch and trust that God will use this for His Glory.

    You are a dear sister. Love,



  6. Dearest Brian, Angie, Asher, Micah and Audrey,

    On this beautiful Saturday morning I woke listening to the many birds outside my window calling me to join this day. I peek outside to see the dogwood blooms almost completely open (I will always be a Virginia girl!), and of all the prayers that could rise to the top of my heart it is your family that always seems to be there first lately. We rejoice with you today on your MRI results!!! I pray you will have a wonderful weekend as a family basking in the goodness and faithfulness of our loving God. Oh how I love you!

    Moni Kaye


  7. OH ANGIE! I am so, so happy while I sit here crying my eyes out. That is awesome, awesome news! Thank you so much, Jesus.


  8. I’m rejoicing with you all! Praise God to Whom All Blessings Flow!!
    I”m thankful for the GREAT report and I am continually praying for you all!

    Love you all!



  9. Okay, we’ll rejoice with you and your family today. 🙂

    You’re here! WOOT!!!!



  10. Angie, my heart is full of praise for and with you over the report! Your blog has been iron sharpening iron for my soul. Can you be a Titus 2 woman to me, even though I’m old enough to be your mother? Seriously, your example is a gift to many.


  11. Dearest Angie,

    There are not words to express our gratitude to the Lord for His mercies, yet so magnificently displayed, once again! We are rejoicing with you and are sending great big hugs filled with much love and joy! We love and miss ya’ll!


  12. “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever!” I’m rejoicing with you too, Angie!



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    Rebecca Scheel



  14. Mike (big bro) Avatar
    Mike (big bro)

    Sweet baby sister! I am so happy to hear this news. I rejoice in God’s mercy to you, Brian, and your kids! I love you.


  15. …”God took good care of you, Mommy.”
    …”God didn’t let you die.”
    …”But, you’re here, Mommy!” “You’re here.”

    What beautiful and sweet testimony out of the mouthes of your babes! It seems though they are young ~ they are wise beyond their years. Such tender hearts you are cultivating in your children Angie =)
    I with you and your family am praising and thanking God for His goodness and mercy to you…yet again. Praying too that He will continue to strengthen and heal your body and spirit. Loving you from the great (actually sunny for a change =) ) northwest. Jan


  16. May the Lord continue to carry you and your family as you seek Him.
    “He shall send his angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11


  17. Sitting here with tears of joy running down my face…..I’m praising our Jehovah Rapha and rejoicing with you!! What good news!


  18. YAY!!!!! (times a gazillion)


  19. I sit here, crying, reading your blog and then reading through the words of Christ to you (to all of us) from your friends. Words escape me. All I can think to say is “ditto,” so…ditto.

    I love you,


  20. Dearest Angie,

    I am praising God for His goodness to you and for the normal MRI! Your love for the lord and incredible trust in Him inspires and humbles me. Keep on bringing glory to His name! I also relate completely to the IV story. I too have similar issues. No fun at all…

    I also wanted to thank you for sharing your heart openly, the blessings and the struggles. You have been an inspiration and a minister of hope to me during my struggles…they are not over but hearing your heart causes me to praise the Lord in my own situation.

    Much love,


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