A Clear Scan

Praise the Lord for this news and thank you for all of the prayers! Amos had his MRI this morning at Duke followed by a meeting with his oncology team. The scan shows no recurrence of cancer and we are so grateful!

My initial reaction, after getting the “all-clear” from Will, who is with Amos today, is that of great joy, thanksgiving, and relief- of course. My second reaction is realizing how TIRED I am. No surprise there!! But still, a very real part of this whole journey. Trusting the Lord and praying for strength to face whatever outcome we are given is just plain old exhausting mentally, emotionally, and physically!

I’m extra grateful for the chance to carry on with life as it is now. It’s a strange kind of gift to be forced to realize how easily and quickly all the settled routines, securities, and joys of being together could be snatched away. I hate the bi-annual scan that literally throws our whole world up into the air for a day or so…but I’m also oddly grateful for the chance to recognize that this is all a gift. It is a gift to be at home with all of my children. It’s an UN-guaranteed privilege to break up fights, read stories together, clean up messes, and wrestle through the growing pains of parenting four different kiddos. I could just as easily be spending my days watching a completely different scenario play out in the hospital and I so easily forget that. I forget that all the time. But the Lord is gracious. And so today, even though I dislike all of these realities that surround Amos’s cancer, I’m thankful for the fruit of these trials and pray that I will forget less and trust more.

Thank you to everyone who prayed and reached out with words of encouragement, a meal, childcare, and offers of help! We have been so blessed by the support we’ve received this week! Thank you for showing us Christ’s love.

In Him,

Kelli, Will, Amos, Luke, Sam and Phoebe

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Romans 5:3-5

 

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10 thoughts on “A Clear Scan

  1. Kelli,

    I have admired your unwavering faith and courage throughout this long trial and have been encouraged to read your heartfelt updates. I have been strengthened and encouraged to see the bond you and Will have had to work as a team. I have been blessed to watch the favor of the Lord pour out on you as you’ve walked the path of obedience through your suffering. Thank you for your godly example to all of us! May the Lord continue to uphold you and bless you!

    Blessings, LaVonne

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  2. Praise the LORD! Awesome news. Love, JS

    On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 4:11 PM Amos Ross Updates wrote:

    > kelliross103 posted: “Praise the Lord for this news and thank you for all > of the prayers! Amos had his MRI this morning at Duke followed by a meeting > with his oncology team. The scan shows no recurrence of cancer and we are > so grateful! My initial reaction, after getting the ” >

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  3. SOOOOOO happy for you. God is amazing!!!
    I can’t imagine being a mom under all of the circumstances that you have endured.
    Please do something nice for yourself now. We all love you.

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  4. Found this very encouraging this morning! Delighted the scan is normal, but also to remember from you what a gift ‘ordinary’ life is! Even the sorting out of squabbles (still happens here with teenage girls) and clearing messes (ditto!) – so thanking God for the mundane this morning thanks to you! X

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  5. This is wonderful news! May God continue to watch over all of you. It’s ok to say your tired. Better to let that out than hold it in. Your journey has so many blessings but with that come huge challenges. Be well. Best, Leslie

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