2011-04-10 01.59.03April 1, 2011 was the day the dam broke. That’s the day my life changed forever. That’s the day I had the seizure that left me temporarily paralyzed on my right side. That’s the day doctors found my brain tumor.

That’s the day I learned my brain tumor had been growing between  ten and twelve years. That’s the day I realized doctors had made a mistake when they told me the twitching in my hand had been from aging.That’s the day the doctors told me to get my affairs in order because I needed surgery. That’s the day  they couldn’t promise I’d live through it. That’s the day when my husband of only four years had to look at the possibility of caring for a person who would forever be less than who she was when he married her.

2011-04-10 01.59.03-1That’s the day the dam broke. That’s the day I needed to know exactly who I was and what I believed.

That’s the day scriptures I had memorized came to life. Scriptures like Hebrews 13:5, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” and Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…”

That’s the day I knew I’d never be as I had been. March 31,2011 had been a day like any other, but the next day opened the door to a new world that I will forever be thankful for. That’s the day the dam broke flooding my life with challenges and blessings. Kept promises and blessings. Comforts beyond measure … and more blessings.

When the dam breaks in your life … and one day it will … I hope you are ready. It may not be a brain tumor for you like it was for me. But it will happen.

Could you handle a breaking dam in your life?

2 thoughts on “Brain Tumor: the Day the Dam Broke

  1. Great testimony!! We certainly will go through trials in this world, not sure I could handle a brain tumor. If I had to, I’d like to think my 12 step work would come in handy…one day at a time, trusting my Lord and savior, leaning on brothers and sisters in Christ. I certainly couldn’t do it alone!

    1. Thanks, John, for saying those kind words. I don’t think anyone would volunteer to have a brain tumor, but I can honestly say I’m better because of it. It has helped me practice gratitude every day since the surgery. And I God became more real than ever before.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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