Cancer Scare - But Don't Call Me A Vegan

So what a crazy week it has been. Last week I got a call on my home phone and laughed and told my hubby it has to be a parent or a kid's school because nobody else calls us on the home phone. Nope, it was UK Hospital calling to say something was wrong with my mammogram, but they couldn't tell me the problem over the phone and I would have to come in for another mammogram and ultrasound within the week.

I had a peace that can only come from the Holy Spirit and I was not worried but you can't help but think about the what ifs. What would the lives of my hubby, kids, and family be like without me? Have I loved people enough?  Have I planted seeds? Have I been a blessing to the people in my path?  And a million other soul-searching thoughts that popped up over a long week.

It was a long week waiting to go back for testing. I noticed I don't have enough photos of me with the kids, hubby, and family. If I was gone tomorrow I would regret all the times I jumped out of photos for my own vanity -- I look too fat, my hair is crazy bla bla bla. I walked in this crazy kinda daze for a week.

But out of that hazy week came prayer and clarity. Three years ago when my then 11 year old son was stuck with Burkitt's Lymphoma, we started to study about all things health. One thing became every clear to us. The way we eat as Americans is killing us. We have worked really hard for the past three years to eat better, cleaner more whole. We have known for a while that a plant-based diet was the best for health but that just seemed too hard and crazy. 

Before my test I felt a very strong leading of the Holy Spirit to move our family towards a plant-based diet. I don't like the word Vegan because it has all kinds of political junk that goes along with it. Yes, I will wear wool and leather. I am not going to call myself a Vegan. I will call myself a Genesis 1:29 eater.

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. Genesis 1:29-30.

So, I will eat the way God originally intended for us to eat; no meat, dairy, or anything that was ever an animal.

After four hours of testing and waiting in a lovely pink open front grown in a room with eight other women wearing the same lovely gown my test revealed all the problems on my mammogram were poly-cystic disease; not cancer. God is good all the time! I will be curious to see if the poly-cystic disease goes away as I switch to a plant-based diet.

If you want to see a few movies that have lead me to this point watch 

Forks Over Knives (2011) or the Gerson Miracle.

So after a week of walking in fog, I am going to be in more pictures, be more evangelical, love people more, and eat like I live in Genesis 1:29. 

FREE Paper Shredding in Lexington Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Lexington will offer one day of FREE paper shredding 

Saturday, Nov. 9, at the old landfill pad, 1631 Old Frankfort 

Pike, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.