A little dramatic, maybe. But for us so much in our lives died that day. Those deaths, both large and small, have had an enormous impact on the family as a whole, on us as individuals and on all those that come into contact with us. We are different. We’ll never be the same. Please don’t ask us to be. I thought it heartbreaking at the time – Trent’s birthday being so close to his near-death-day, but now, it’s fitting. He is born…again. It ain’t been easy y’all. A very wise person once said, “It ain’t all beers and brats (as in bratwurst).” But goodness, there is so much good happening in the midst of this. I know you feel it. I love my husband now more than I have before and more than I could have imagined. And I’m so blessed to celebrate both of his birthdays’ WITH HIM. ❤️
From Trent: So today is the day. Today is 2 years since my bad accident. 2 years since I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer metastatic synovial sarcoma blah, blah, blah. It was like a blurry whirl wind. We had our hands up, wind and dirt were swirling and hitting us in the face and we were nearly blinded by all that was being thrown at us. But something else happened…
Adrienne and I were blessed to have been exposed to the types of things we were exposed to in life. My survival skills I acquired while living in one of God’s greatest and harshest country, Steamboat Springs, helped me stay calm and take positive action to save my own life. Our time in veterinary clinics, as very skilled technicians, not only helped me go into triage mode but gave us the ability to understand the flood of medical jargon we were exposed to. We had an understanding of medical terms and procedure and we had been exposed to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, for animals, so we have a level of understanding for that too. Our lives, in Faith, helped us grieve and feel sorrow but we are stronger with our Faith and the Shield of God protects us from evil. This list like this goes on and on but I think I made my point. And, if you’re still reading, thank you, I’m just trying to say that as horrible of a thing this, this…whatever you call this, I know now more than ever how special I am and how important my life is. I am beyond grateful to everyone in my life that has helped me be who I am today. Thank you for all the positive energy and good thoughts. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your support. #nobodyfightsalone. All the support has made this journey manageable…tolerable at best.
Special thanks you to all our close friends and family that have gone above and beyond their call to duty without hesitations, batting an eye, or looking back. Thank you.
Super special thanks to Adrienne, my wife, for being so forgiving and patient. So supportive and absorbent. You are a strong and amazing woman and I can’t imagine riding this ride with anyone else. Through sickness and health you are by my side and I by yours. I love you so very much. Thank you for my family.
I post now thinking about how Facebook will possibly show me this post again. I can’t wait to see it as a reminder of happening years ago.
Self, you are doing a great job. Don’t give up or give in. Do good and don’t ever quit. #dogooddontquit. Let go and let God. Because of God’s Word you are an overcomer. You overcome the world, the flesh, and evil with the power that you hold with the Spirit of Christ. You are healed in Jesus’ name. The spirit that rose Jesus from the grave lives in you. I demand that every cell in my body be empowered by the Word of God and cleanses my body of all bad things. Tumors and growths are a thing of the past.
Heavenly Father I give voice to your Word, the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus makes me free from the law of sin and death. And your Life is energizing every cell of my body. (Rom 8:12)
Sickness, you must FLEE! Tumors can’t exist in me, for the Spirit of God is upon me and the Word of God is within me. Sickness, fear, and oppression have no power over me for God’s Word is my confession. (Mark 11:23)
Father, I make a demand on my bones to make perfect marrow. I make a demand on the marrow to produce perfect blood that will ward of sickness and disease. My bones refuse any offense of the curse. I make a demand on my joints to function perfectly. There will be no pain or swelling in my joints. My joints refuse to allow anything that will hurt or destroy their normal function.
Body, I speak the Word of Faith to you. I demand that every organ perform a perfect work, for you are the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT; therefore, I charge you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the authority of His Holy Word to be healed and made whole in Jesus’ name.
I will not die but live and declare the works of God. Lord, you have blessed me and my food and water and have taken sickness away from me. Therefore I will fulfill the number of my days in health.
Here’s to many more years to come. Thickness and thin. Ups and downs. We are GP7 and we’re here to stay. My birthday is Saturday and, praise God, I’ll be 36. I look forward to living my life for God and being the best man I can and always strive to be better and wiser.