ESTHER A BOOK OF FAITH
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ESTHER: When I was first diagnosed it was already stage four and had spread to my lungs and I was really frightened.
ESTHER: My first instinct was to turn to prayer and that did console me but, um, I was still, I was still frightened. I didn’t know exactly how I was going to deal with it or what to do. Two of my doctors had suggested I read a book by Dr. Susan Love and they called it the bible of Breast cancer, they said it would explain all the medical terminology and any, every aspect of breast cancer, so I thought you know well I’d go get that and see if I could learn more about my disease. And being the frugal person that I am I figured I would go to a used book store and see what they had there.
ESTHER: And went in, sure enough they had a whole shelf of those books. So I pulled one down and I saw that it was a really early addition and I knew that was outdated already. I knew there were newer additions and... So, I thought, you know, maybe I should just go get one of the new books that had the latest information so I put that one back, and...
ESTHER: started to walk away and then you know sometimes you get this, this gut feeling so I got this gut feeling that said you know maybe you should go back and take another look. So, I had turned around, I went back and I pulled another book off the shelf.
ESTHER: And I opened it up to the cover; and on the cover was a post-it note. I looked at it and it was addressed to Esther, spelled just the way I spell it and it just said, “Esther, to your good health”, and it was signed by a woman named Joanne.
ESTHER: I kind of got chills, I really got goosebumps, in fact I'm getting goose bumps right now just talking about it. I don’t know I felt a sensation. I felt kind of like a little relief, a little peace, maybe, had come over me and a thought that I had that got into my head that it was God talking to me, just kind of like he’s saying “hello, I’m right here. You know I've been here what do I have to do? Write you a post-it note?” I just had this really peaceful feeling that God was telling me that he was right there with me...and this was the path that I was supposed to be on. I got a peaceful sense of “okay, let’s, let’s deal with this...”
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