Blessing From Above
by Mary Tompkins
In April of 2009 I went to my primary care doctor for results on a pap test previously taken.The results were positive and I was then
referred to a gynecologist.On May 4,2009 Iwas scheduled for a biopsy which later revealed I had cervical cancer.Three weeks later I went in for a hysterectomy.The doctors removed 27-lymph nodes(7 cancerous) my ovaries,and tubes.I was informed that 2 months of chemotherapy,
radiation and internal radiation was needed for the cancer in my cervix.Throughout this time my faith in God and the many prayers of others kept me strong.I prayed everyday asking him to give me the strength I needed,and to shine a light on me.There was times I felt as if I was breaking both emotionally and physically,but I would not
allow my faith to waiver as I knew God was more powerful then what was trying to overcome me.My daughter came in November to visit.We
went to Fort Jackson in Buras,Louisiana.We took several photos throughout the day.The last picture taken was of my granddaughter,her
friend,and me.As my daughter was looking through the camera her expression changed and she said "Oh My God".At that moment I knew that something had just happened.When I looked at the picture there was a light that came down over me,wrapped around my shoulder,and went down in between me and my granddaughter.At that moment I knew my prayers had been answered, and that God had given me the light I had
been asking for.Towards the end of November PET scan came back good.
Every test taken since then revealed nothing.I'm so thankfol to God for standing by me through this time,answering my prayers and giving
me the strength that I needed to go on.I hope this testimony is an inspiration to others as it was for me.He is always there to love us, and will never leave us in our times of need.All we need is faith and to believe in the prayers we put in his hands.My testimony of the healing power of God.