Three years ago I had a life altering automobile accident, I was also diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer that same year. One of my many injuries that I sustained in my accident was a broken jaw in which I broke in three places, I lost the majority of my teeth and I received three metal plates that required fifteen screws to hold my jaw together. During these past three years I have been having issues with my gums, for the radiation from my throat cancer has weakened them to the point of me needing my remaining teeth extracted, the teeth that my automobile accident left behind, the radiation wants the leftovers. There were times when I would look into the mirror and a tear or two would fall, for me standing alone staring at my truth was a painful sight to behold. I would like to get dentures to replace my teeth, upper and lower, Lord willing. I have been trying extremely hard to maintain my weight which is not much, for I weigh a hundred and thirty-two pounds on a good day. The mask that we must wear I once thought was a blessing, for the need to hide the emptiness within my mouth was what mattered most to me. My thoughts were selfish in a way that they have never been before, and I truly apologize for my unholy selfishness. At this present time I am not in that selfish state of mind, I pray daily, I put my trust in Him, blind faith I carry with me always, for He has given me His word:
Therefore I tell you:
“Whatever you ask in prayer believe that you have received, and it will be yours.”
My prayers have been answered, teeth I have now, I am blessed, arrogant I shall not become, humble I shall stay, for His scripture says: “When pride comes, then comes shame, but with the humble is wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2) My smile, my joy, my delight in Him, my blessing I received, I thank You Lord for answering my prayers.
“Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
My smile, my joy, my delight in Him……