Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Path to Him

After finding out that in fact the Melanoma (same cancer that was in my eye) had gone to my liver, it has been 7 weeks. Through this process I have had a liver biopsy, a flow test procedure, one treatment of radiation, and in 2 weeks another treatment of radiation.
I am an extremely blessed child of God. I have learned so much about myself in this past year or so. The Lord at times will take drastic measures to find those who have strayed away from His flock. I truly believe that was me. I wasn't completely turned away from God, I just was putting school, basketball, and friends over Him. I wasn't putting in the effort I needed to in order to fill the gap I had in my heart. When you have found Jesus and the Word, you feel whole. You get excited to read the word and study scripture. I don't question why this has happened to me, not to say I don't have bad days and cry because I am in pain. I say this because God has a plan for everyone. He knows you before you are conceived in your mother's womb. God knew that I would take these cancers head-on and fight them with all I have.
I am excited for my appointment on August 30th because I believe I can be that miracle. The one who survived cancer twice before the age of 24. I am blessed because my doctors didn't look at me and say, "You have no hope." They said, "See ya tomorrow, that's the first step in killing this cancer." I know I keep rambling on, but I want people to read my story and to get a feeling of inspiration. A feeling that they CAN beat diseases that try to kill them, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. God is the truth, the way, and the light. He will never leave us. My wish is for others to find the happiness and joy that God has brought to me. Without His grace and His miracles, I might not be here today.



  1. Meredith, this has truly blessed me. It is only by His grace and His mercy that any of us are here. Girl, keep fighting and I am praying for healing over your body becasue by His stripes we are healed.
    Brittany Madison

  2. You are indeed a child of God and He will provide all your needs through this fight. You have a lot of people pulling and praying for you and God is hearing every single one! I'm so blessed to have you in my life and your powerful story and testimony is a source of strength for me. I love you!

    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
    Jeremiah 17:7-8

  3. Hi! I am your brother-in-laws cousin. I want you to know you are in our prayers continuously. God be with you and continue to give you the strength to fight this cancer. Thank you for putting up this blog to share with everyone. Love, Kitty Ayers Smith - Ohio

  4. Meredith,
    You go girl! What an inspiration you are to all of us fighting something "trying" in our lives right now. You remind us to keep our focus where it needs to be - on God! We are praying for you - you can do it!!! I am SO BLESSED to have you be a part of my life. Thank you for sharing your blog so that we can be with you on your journey. Love, Carrie H. - NC

  5. Meredith,
    You are beautiful, intelligent, and so insightful about life. I feel so blessed to be a part of your life. I fondly remember our daily hugs during your sixth grade year. You made me feel so special!! I am now sending you a distant hug from Bridgeport to make you know how special you are to me. I love you, and I look forward to seeing you soon. God is so good, and he is going to bless you with a healing. Much, much love to you!!
    Shirley Brown--Bridgeport,WV

  6. I read where you have a lot of folks praying for you. You now have one more. I am a cancer surviror from 35 years ago and I know they have a lot more to battle cancer with than they did then.

    May God Bless you and heal you.

  7. Sherry and DwightAugust 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Hey Meredith (24)

    I typed you this long post and something happened to it. Ha Ha. Now this will be short and as simple as can be. I will write again soon. Your faithfullness is strong and we all know its not by sight but by hearing His word. You are growing so much spiritually! We know you have another radiation treatment coming up on August 4th and we are continuing to pray for you and so is everyone from Whitesburg Baptist. I'm so thankful that God gave us all each other to remind us of His promises and this one I want to leave with you for now. Romans 8:28 And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans. I hope you and Cody had a good time together this weekend. We hope to see you soon. xxoo We love you. Keep the faith and that smile!

    Thank you for sharing your genuine story of the power God is working through your life.

    Sherry and Dwight

  8. Hey 24,
    We are so thankful that you had a good report from your doctors on Monday. We love you here in AL and are praying for you everyday.

  9. Meredith - It's Jon Lieberman, one of your doctors from up north. I finished my IR fellowship last summer so have not been able to see you regularly as last year, and for that I am sorry. I just wanted to say I hope you are continuing to stay strong and positive. The pain you endure - you are an inspiration to thousands. I still have the black bracelet you gave me, and wore it for my first half-Ironman last year. Be well my friend.

  10. Hey 24....We love you and are praying for your saftety and upcoming appointment. Everyone is asking about you here in Alabama. xxoo


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