Tuesday, April 26, 2011


 I have learned over these years of battling cancer that victories come in many ways.
They may be small victories like getting out of bed and taking a shower which the day before you were unable to do. Or perhaps being able to get up a few mornings a week to work. For many, going to work does not seem like a victory...until you can't do it anymore. Then it becomes a great victory.

Some are much larger victories, like surviving chemo, radiation, surgeries , on-going tests and endless treatments.
Perhaps it was the day I crossed the finish line at my first marathon...that was indeed  a Victory!

Very wise counsel was given to me not long ago. "Celebrate the Victories, no matter how big or small they may seem". I try very hard to remember this advice, especially on the hard days when I may feel more defeated than victorious.

 Deuteronomy 20:4
For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."


Kim said...

Elayne--Love this word and love your entry! (I have to blog on V yet and was thinking of using this word too...hope that is okay!) I am praying that you have many, many more victory's!

Elayne said...

It is a great and appropriate word Kim! Yes, use it too, looking forward to reading yours :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ooh, how inspiring! I love this post. Thanks for reminding me of the important things in life--the little successes that can slip through if I'm not listening. *Hugs*



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