oh yes, i do know this!
thank you so much for the
love and support you have
all shown me!
i thought i would post
the message i shared
last night at Lynden Relay for Life
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.
Years ago I claimed this verse. It means so much to me… I love that in the bible it says; God plans to give me hope and a future!
My name is Melody Olson
I am a 2 time breast cancer survivor!
Today I went to Seattle, for my 6month check up
The preliminary report was, clean and clear!
The first time I was diagnosed my three daughters were still quite young.
My prayer and my goal was to just BE HERE. To be here to watch them grow up!
I was going to take whatever those doctors had to throw at me. My plan was to fight back!
I had surgery followed by 10 months of chemo.
The second time around, was 7 years later.
7 years of clean and clear reports...
I found a lump on the other side and so began the tests, biopsies, surgeries and chemo once again.
This time my girls were older. Two were living on their own and the youngest was in high school. My prayer took on a different meaning.
The goal had been changed. Now I wanted to be here to see that youngest go to college and become a teacher,
and I wanted to be here for weddings and grand-babies!
My youngest daughter is now a senior at Western, she will be graduating with a dual major and becoming that teacher she always wanted to be.
I also have 2 married daughters who have BOTH given me a grandson!
The joy I felt when I saw these little faces and held them for the very first time was unbelievable.
It was multiplied by the fact that I was ALIVE! That I was here to be a part of their little lives.
Tonight is a night to remember. and it is a time to celebrate!
life is good!
Yes, Life is good!
There is always hope, I truly believe this.
No matter what those odds or numbers are...
there. is . always. hope.
when the clouds are dark and heavy
when it feels like all is lost
My prayer is that you remember,
there is always hope!
I pray that you would keep looking UP. SHINE your light for others to see-
May you savor each and every moment of each and every day.
life is good and my God is awesome!
I leave you with a quote from Anne Frank:
Where there's hope, there's life.
It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again!
my two luminaria bags
the word CURE was written in luminaria bags