I wanted to give everyone the latest on my pops. As we had been told and thought all week, the mass on his pancreas is cancer. My parents have been meeting with doctors all week to try and find the right person to do the surgery that is necessary to remove the tumor. He is ready to get this thing out and start on the road to recovery. Despite a rough past couple of days, everyone was in great spirits tonight. I really believe that all of the prayers we are being covered in are helping us keep our minds out of the dark. I have told many of you already this week but in a situation such as the one my family is presently in, you just have to decide that you are going to make it. If you let yourself lose the battle mentally from the beginning, you are screwed. We are going to have some good and bad days, but I think it is safe to say we are all in this to win.
As far as prayer goes now please pray that we all remain in good spirits, that we can find the right doctor to perform the surgery, that my dad would continue to feel okay and keep his strength up, that we can make all of the decisions we have to make with little stress, and that once the surgery is complete his recovery will go smoothly including never hearing the word cancer again.
I am not sure why my dad has cancer but I can tell you one thing. For some strange reason I think all of us ( the Lipscomb's and the soon to be Lipscomb and family) are very happy. There has been a lot of healing amongst the chaos. God is working in this situation. I for one am thankful to confidently believe that God is at work. We are trusting that He is going to make this thing right. I love you guys and I am so thankful for all of your prayers, love, and support.