Mercy Given


Today was my last dressing change for my PICC line prior to having it removed tomorrow after my last chemo treatment. I had two of my favourite nurses work with me today.  I have to admit that I will miss their exuberance and positive attitude. I wonder what I have learned from them that I can take into my own job when I return.  They have been a joy to have on this journey.

As I talked with one of them about some plans to celebrate, I realized once again that relationships had been formed over these past six months. She got so excited for me and gave me some advice about what the next few weeks might look like for me. I sensed a caring that was deeply appreciated. The second nurse had been concerned about some of the issues I had been having around an allergic reaction to the dressing early on and as she looked at it today she said she could not believe how it had healed perfectly. I mentioned that tomorrow would be my last infusion and she smiled at me and said I looked great all things considered and that I had done so very well. As she went back to changing the dressing, I could feel my eyes water.  It meant a lot to have her say that as she has seen for herself some of what I have endured.  It was a gift of mercy.

I am not sure what tomorrow will bring. I am hoping that there are not glitches in the removal of the PICC line and that the last chemo infusion does what it is supposed to.  This song is a blessing to me right now  As I leave what has become familiar, as challenging as it has been, and move towards health,  I am a bit nervous, however I am ready to move on. Mostly, I am grateful for the mercy shown me by so many these past six months. I have known throughout this adventure that God.has.this and I have everything I need because of that. Onward!



Reflection Questions

When did you last receive mercy?

Is there a song that speaks to you?


Great Physician, thank you for your mercy and peace. Thank you for sending your earth angels as ministers to me these past months. Continue to walk with me into the unknown and give me strength for what lies ahead. Amen.

About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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2 Responses to Mercy Given

  1. Karen Wheadon says:

    I so believe in earth angels who appear in our lives just when you need them. I have experienced that, hence I believe:)

    You have been blessed Suzanne with beautiful earth Angels throughout your journey. I am grateful you had them and I know you have much gratitude.

    You will be celebrating soon,

    Love, Karen

    Sent from my iPad


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