Friday, July 11, 2014

Faith over Fear

We met with Clint's surgeon on Wednesday.  We were informed that most of what they found was unfortunately Glioblastoma (the aggressive type of brain cancer...most patients rarely survive a year after being diagnosed.  Clint is very blessed to have had 3 1/2 years...but we ask God for more precious years).

After meeting with Clint's oncologist yesterday, our plan is to meet with specialists up in Seattle at the Cancer Care Alliance and the University of Washington.  Our oncologist wants a second opinion to make sure we are getting Clint the best possible treatment - we are even open for clinical trials!!!  Fortunately, Seattle facilities have cutting edge technology when it comes to treating cancer (and most health care, for that matter).  We are looking forward to consulting with the specialists up there.

On another note, Clint is starting horse therapy for war veterans on Monday, and he is really looking forward to meeting his therapy horse "Root Beer."  I think this will be a very good experience for him!

So, I admit, I've been having a roller coaster of emotions during this time - going from being strong to falling apart.  Ultimately, I TRUST GOD.  I have moments where I ask, "God, what's going to happen??"  A couple nights ago while I was reading my Bible, I asked God to give me a piece of hope, for I was desperately sad.  I opened to Matthew 7:7 (not on purpose), and it said, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."  That made me smile, and I said, "Ok, God!  I ask you to heal my husband!!  Whether it be through a miracle or modern medicine, let him be HEALED!"  I trust God with my husband.

While Clint and I were chatting with one of our favorite nurses at the oncologist's office yesterday, Clint was asked how he was feeling about all of this "stuff".  His reply was that he had nothing to fear, but he was choosing to hold onto faith.  So our new motto was born:  FAITH OVER FEAR!

Though we may walk through the deep dark death valleys, we have nothing to fear, because God promises to be with us.  We choose to hold onto HIS word and HIS promises.  He is so good to us.

Will post more soon.  We have more appointments next week that will help determine treatment plans.

As always, all our love


  1. I love you both and I'm right here alongside you in prayer. I love your new motto- Faith Over Fear!!!

  2. We are standing in agreement with you!! We love you both very much!!

  3. Wow. I thought they had said it was NOT Glioblastoma just 2 weeks ago. Sorry, this news was just surprising to read. (I know my shock is nothing compared to what you must have felt hearing this news). Your motto is spot on. Faith over Fear! As always I am praying for you both - and I've been uplifting you in prayer at Camp Humphreys's PWOC (Protestant Women Of the Chapel) bible studies too. So you've got a lot of families praying for Clint all the way from Korea too!
    I love you Reini and miss you incredibly.

  4. Praying for you and your family. <3 Katie