Please Pray for me Today


Hey Friends,

Remember how I shared with you that I got some unexpected news a couple of weeks ago?

Well, I didn’t want to share too much because I didn’t know how serious {or not serious} it was at the time, and I didn’t want to worry you.

A couple of weeks ago, I had an ultrasound and it was confirmed that I had a mass behind my uterus.

To say that I was a little worried would be an understatement. Of course, my mind went to the “worse case scenario” of what could happen. I knew those thoughts were not of God, and I had to really work hard to “take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ.”  {2 Cor. 10:5}

And of course, I couldn’t help but think about Mom.  It made me realize and feel some of the thoughts that she possibly may have felt when she got the news of her tumors.  Made me hurt.

Made me love her even more.

The following week, I had to have a CT scan and a colonoscopy {oh joy!} to help determine exactly what the mass was.

It was a scary time in my life, but I will have to say that God gave me a sweet peace.

Last Monday, we met with my doctor to find out the results, and I was so relieved to hear him say that it was a “benign tumor.” {Less than 1% chance it is malignant.}

Whew!  What a huge weight fell off my shoulders at that time!

When Cy and I got home, my Dad and Janet brought the boys to us.  They had picked them up from school.  As soon as Dad saw me, he started crying and hugged me so tight.  He had been so very, very worried about me.  We all felt so relieved!


Today, I am having laparoscopic surgery to remove the tumor {and possibly my right ovary.}

Could you please say a prayer for me and my family today?

I am not nervous about the surgery.  I am just praying for a quick recovery.


Thank you for the prayers that you have already spoken on my behalf.  I know that God hears each one.

I feel so blessed to be able to share all of my life with you…the good, the bad, and the ugly.


And while you are praying for me, could you please lift my Aunt Sue up to Jesus as well?

Although the news of my tumor has been scary for me, it doesn’t even compare to what my Aunt Sue is facing right now.

Just about two weeks ago, we found out that she has cancerous tumors wrapped around her spine and in many other places in her body, including her bones.  She is in ICU and in a lot of pain.

Aunt Sue is my mom’s oldest sister.  {Aunt Sue is wearing glasses.}


It does not look good for my Aunt Sue, and we do not know how much longer we will get to love on her here on earth.  Please pray for her, her husband, her two daughters, and her grandchildren.  She is so precious to us all!


Thank you, friends.


  1. best of luck with your surgery, Traci. You are in my thoughts!! I know how scary this type of stuff can be. Bless your sweet aunt as well, I hope she finds peace very soon.

  2. You have been in my thoughts often since you shared that you had unexpected news. I am praying for you and also for your Aunt Sue. So sorry to hear her sad news. Cancer is so horrible…I know that you already know that. This past year it has hit many people that we know & love…its heartbreaking.

  3. Praying for God’s protection for you, wisdom for the doctors, and a speedy recovery — and of course for Aunt Sue. Blessings to you, Traci! ~Sally

  4. Lifting you up in prayer girl! I’m also praying for Cy and the boys and especially for your doctor and the medical team.

  5. Praying for the surgeon as he removes the tumor and for a quick recovery. Also for peace & comfort for you & your family. May God’s peace and healing surround you, your family & your Aunt Sue.

  6. Lifting you and your family up in prayer today, as well as the doctors, nurses, and other attendants who will be caring for you.

  7. Keeping you and your Aunt Sue in my prayers. Look at it this way, you will get a couple of days to rest and Pin while you recover. :) In all seriousness though, I give God the praise for your good news. Glad you are getting this behind you!

  8. Praying for you today. So glad the news was so good for you. Praying for your Aunt Sue that she will experience God’ rest and peace during this time. So hard to see our loved ones in pain and suffering.

  9. Praying that God will be there with you during your surgery and all through your recovery. Praying that He will also guide the surgeon and assist the nurses who take care of you. Every surgery is scary but God will be there for you and your family!

  10. My sister was just diagnosed last week and starts radiation today so I understand the fear and pain. Prayers of healing and pain free peace to you and your aunt.

  11. I pray everything goes smoothly with your surgery, I pray for God to guide your doctors and their staff to do all they can to make your recovery quick, I pray for your Aunt Sue’s pain to be lessened. I pray for strength for your whole family during this challenging time.

    Blessings to all of you

  12. Traci,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers today and this week as you recover. So glad the news was good. Will be thinking of your Aunt Sue and praying for her as well. My neighbor is battling cancer and we recently learned that it is now in her liver, lungs and brain. It’s just a matter of time for her, but we’ve seen God work many miracles in her life this past year.

  13. Traci – I will be lifting you up in prayer all day long as well as your Aunt Sue. Praising God for placing the right physicians and nurses in place to take care of you. I will be praying for Cy, and your boys too.


    Marilyn C.

  14. I will definitely pray for you, Traci. I am so thankful to God that your tumor is benign. I have been worried about you and your family since that post. I am so sorry about your Aunt Sue. I will pray for her and her family, too. There is so much suffering and heartbreak in ths world. I know God has a better place for us all but it sure can be tough while we’re here. Going to pray for you all now…

  15. Traci,

    You and your family will be in my prayers. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Thank you for being so open and honest with us!! Make Cy pick up a McDonald’s Coke for you today! You deserve it :)


  16. I hate cancer. I will pray for your aunt and her family. I am so glad the tumor in your uterus is benign. Made me cry a little reading about your dad. Life is hard. Thank the Lord for our Comforter.

  17. I hope that everything goes well for you. It is probably never easy to receive news like this but there is something to learn and you will always have someone that knows what you are going through, even if the people around us don’t quite understand.

    I’ll be watching for updates and hope that it’s a quick recovery!

  18. I’m so grateful your tumor was benign, and I will be praying for you, for your family, and for your Aunt. Per usual, I am thankful for your positive attitude and how you always find a way to bring things back to Christ and really live your faith. That’s inspiring to me. Wishing you a speedy recovery!


  19. What a relief to hear that news! I got all teary reading of your dad’s reaction, as I’m sure it was equally terrifying for him as well. So many dealing with The Big C right now – my brother-in-law is going through his second bone marrow transplant for lymphoma, and he handles it all with such grace. I will add your aunt to my daily prayers.

  20. Praying for you today and for your aunt. May God sustain you with His grace and strength and give your family peace. Thank you for sharing your love and trust in the Lord as you journey through life. Your testimony brings glory to Him!

  21. So glad to hear your tumors are benign. You will be in my thoughts today. I’m sure you will heal quickly and get through it fine. My mother had a hysterectomy last year and the recovery time is usually 4-6 weeks. After about 2 she was ready to go back to work but her doctor made her wait 2 more. Good luck Traci!

  22. Praying for you Traci. I am so sorry you are going through all this stuff. I am so happy though that your doctors feel they can remove and all will be fine. If you need any help with posts I would be more than happy to write you some and send them over! Anything I can do, just let me know. Praying for your Aunt as well. xo

  23. Praises to Him for your good news and prayers for your speedy recovery. Also prayers for your Aunt Sue and rest of the family as she courageously fights this dreaded disease.

  24. Lifting you up in prayer, Traci, in hopes of a quick, easy recovery. Special prayers for your Aunt Sue for comfort and peace. Thinking of you all!!

  25. Traci, you are in my thoughts and prayers all day today, and everyday. Blessings to you, Cy, and your boys. :)

  26. Praying for you today Traci. I KNOW how hard it is to “hold those thoughts captive” sometimes. I pray peace for you and your sweet family :)

  27. Praying for a completely successful surgery and swift recovery! We are going through a scary time ourselves. My husband was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and he will have surgery on March 20th. As you know, that “C” word is a cuss word in our house! As scary as it is, we have been overwhelmed at the goodness of God through this. He is amazing, and I know He has my husband in His capable hands.

    He has you, your family, and your Aunt Sue in them as well. Praying for y’all!

  28. Traci, I’m praying for you and all your family. I know God will be with each one of you. My your recovery be quick and may your Aunt Sue feel God holding her close and taking care of her every need. God bless you!

  29. So sorry. I had the same surgery six weeks after having a c-section. Surgery is never fun, but with your great support system, you’ll be just fine. Praying for a speedy recovery!

  30. Traci, I know you’ve been through a rough time lately. I’ve been praying for you. I’m so glad for the “good report” on your tests. That’s exactly what I was praying. I didn’t share with you at the time, but I had also received some unexpected news like that. In December, I was told that I had a benign tumor on my left kidney. Even though they say “benign”, its still hard to get past the word “tumor”. I understand. I’m praising the Lord that the last test I had showed that it was shrinking. Then…….on Saturday I fell and broke my back! Oh yes! It’s a minimal compression fracture in the L1 vertebrae. So….. I too am seeing a surgeon today. I’ve been in quite a lot of pain but doing ok. I’ll certainly be praying for you, and I know you will pray for me. Hey, maybe we can get together and recuperate together!!!! I’ll be praying for your aunt as well.

  31. I am so glad you found out before the surgery that the “C” word had been eliminated. I had a similar experience just about a year ago and you will be amazed at how good you feel right after surgery…maybe a combination of relief and joy with the best sleep ever under the sleeping drug. I woke up and wanted a hamburger!!!! Of course, life before the surgery was stressful but cured when I woke up and found life marched on. The recovery is very quick but do not lift and follow the docs directions for the two weeks…I was cleared at that point to do anything I wanted. And the first thing I did was lift up my grandbabies!!! I know that God has his hand in your recovery … God Bless your Auntie. Life is fragile and sometimes we just need to chase the joy…I know you have that same attitude.

  32. Oh Traci, I’m so sorry to hear of this! I am hoping and praying that the tumor is benign. I recently had a scare that turned out to be cancer. I’m fine now. The cancer was caught early at stage 1. Please keep us informed!!!! Prayers going up for you!!!!!

  33. Traci – So glad to hear your good news! I have been praying for you ever since you posted about your scare! I will be praying for the doctors doing the surgery and you and your family. I know all of your boys will be anxious. Praying for complete peace and rapid recovery for you. Praying for Aunt Sue also. That’s so hard on a family to have to watch someone go thru that.

    Blessings to you and yours,

  34. Hey Girl! I am praying for you so much right now and in the days and weeks to come! So glad the tumor was benign! But I know having surgery and having to recover all the while wanting to take care of your family is tough. Please, please know we are praying for you daily!!!

    1. We are also lifting up your Aunt Sue right now. We’re praying for peace, comfort, and for her to enjoy her time here with you guys.

  35. I prayed for you this morning. You were on my mind. I will pray for you today and for your Aunt. Much love to you and your family.

  36. I am praying for you both! I just went through something similar as you. When I was 9 weeks pregnant they found a huge tumor on my right ovary. Scary! It was a hard time for me as they were worried about it rupturing and possibly needing surgery during my pregnancy. I am so thankful that God carried me through an otherwise healthy pregnancy and delivery. I had surgery to remove it successfully when my sweet baby girl was 5 weeks old. She is now 4 months and we are doing great. I wish you a speedy recovery!

  37. Praying for a speedy recovery and for your whole family and Aunt as well. May God hold all of you in his loving arms during this time.

  38. I am praying for both you and your Aunt. While there’s life there’s hope, but life does carry on always if only in another guise. We just have to recognize it. I hope you recover quickly and I’d do anything to help although I live in Cincinnati. CTD

  39. My thoughts and prayers are with you Traci, as well as your Aunt Sue. Give yourself time to heal both physcially and mentally. I had a benign tumor removed from my breast and until ithe surgery was done, I was nervous. It feels so good to have something foreign and evasive removed. It calms your mind. I’m so sorry about your Aunt. Never fun to see those we love, suffer and pass away. Sending love your way!

  40. Even though I am new to your blog, I feel that I know a lot about you and your sweet family. I will be praying for you and your aunt sue.

  41. Sorry to hear such hard news for you and your Aunt. Wishing you a speedy recovery, my web friend. Get better and be strong for your aunt. Thinking of you both.

  42. My thoughts are with you and your Aunt Sue and all family members. I just got on to look at blogs and it is 6:18 p.m. Hopefully you are resting well and getting all the good care you deserve! Feel better soon!

  43. Hi Traci,

    Went to fb this morning and read about your need for prayers. I prayed for you all day and I ask God to be with you in your recovery. I also ask God to be with your Aunt Sue and hold her hand as she passes from this world to God’s glorious heaven. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Blessings and Hugs from Louisiana.

  44. Such a relief to see your news that all went well Traci! I am praying for you sweet friend and I think you are wonderful (just in case I haven’t told you). :) You always inspire me in whatever it is that you are doing and this is no different!

  45. Praying for you and your Aunt Sue. May Jesus continue to wrap his loving arms around you and your aunt. A speedy recovery.

  46. Traci,
    I opened your blog, read your news and I noticed 92 comments. I read each one. I read so much wisdom, care and lovely thoughts that reached out to you and your family. I too join these loving people in lifting you and your Aunt Sue up in prayer. Where ever two or more are gathered.

  47. I too had a a mass,although inside and wrapped around right ovary. I choose to have uterus removed (un salvageable ) and save my ovarys and hopefully no need for hormones :)
    It was not laparoscopically possible and I had a harder recovery then I had hoped)
    I am sending positive thoughts and energy your way ,my friend for a speedy recovery!
    With the awesome support of husband and family you will do well.
    Be strong and know it will all be fine.

  48. I am getting in here late, but praying your surgery went well and that your recovery goes smooth. I am sorry to hear about your Aunt Sue. I will keep her in my prayers.

  49. My prayers are with you and your family as you go thru surgery and deal with your Aunt. I have been worried about you. Take Care of you.

  50. So sorry but I just got your blog and it is 1:50 am 3/13. I hope everything went well with your surgery. You are in our prayers and have been since you mentioned a problem. God and your mother will see you through this. Luck doesn’t have anything to do with getting better, but God will raise you to good health. God Bless you and your family and Aunt Sue and her family.

  51. I saw 98 comments and I just now thought, Oh Lord, you gave her followers, you gave Traci an audience whom she could ask Please will you pray for me? And I am home, lonely, disabled, and Lord you knew in advance I’d have time to pray for this woman of faith, so uplifting to others, who loves You Please Lord heal Traci quickly. Let the surgeon easily remove the entire mass and keep her healthy. Help her boys to be good and helpful. Thank you she has a loving Dad who got to hear good news today. For her Aunt Sue, help her to sleep and not feel nor remember the pain. Give her loving gentle nurses to help her feel better. Be with her not to fear. She feels so sick and its hard for other emotions to even set in. Comfort her. Bring her gentle hands to wash her brow tonight. Lord this is a lot. And be with my hubby as he goes to his cancer doctor that though his counts rise and rise, and a lump grows, that this be nothing to worry about. Help us to claim You as Lord of it all in Jesus Name, Amen

  52. Oh’ dear Traci, I’m just now reading this post. I know I’m late but I am praying for a speedy recovery for you and the comfort of our Lord to surround you and your family. Your Aunt is certainly in my prayers. I know this is such a difficult time for all of you.

    God bless you and your entire family,
    Warmest hugs and much love…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  53. Saying prayers of health and healing for you, Sue and both of your families. May God bless you with peace during these days ahead.

  54. Praying for you and Aunt Sue. May you both cling to Jesus
    And trust His perfect plans for you both.
    Gods blessings to you all

  55. Dear, Dear Traci…. May God hold you ever so gently today and give you good health and a speedy recovery…..

  56. So very glad for you and your husband and children that you received the positive news regarding your scan. I wish for you a speedy recovery. Prayers to your Aunt Sue.

  57. Oh Traci! Lifting you up in prayer today and always. I’ve always thought the quote “Life is Good” should say “Life is difficult, but God is good!” And HE is! Peace and love to you and your family and esp for Aunt Sue! We all love you!

  58. Traci,

    I just began following your blog. You are a talented woman with a lot of inspiration, both in life, and in the home! Good Luck to you! I will be praying for you!

  59. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother is looking over you. All will be fine. God Bless.

  60. Traci you are such a blessing to so many people. I’m praying for you and Aunt Sue and your family. God Bless you and give you a speedy recovery!

  61. Sending faith filled prayers your way for “Quick Recovery”… and a BIG thank you Jesus… for the good report Traci!! Peace of mind and spirit for your Aunt and her family….. Blessings , Terri

  62. Hi Traci, I just prayed for you and Aunt Sue. I know that your surgery will go just fine and you’ll have a complete recovery. God bless you and your family,

  63. “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. God bless you! ~Linda

  64. Praying for your speedy recovery and for Aunt Sue to be free of pain. It’s amazing how quickly you have become a part of all of our lives through your blog.

  65. Praying for your quick recovery and healthy outcome. Also, praying for your Aunt to be pain free as soon as possible. I know your mom is watching over you both. Sending many hugs to you both.

  66. Traci, I get your blog updates via email and just got this one. I know I’m late, but praying your surgery was easy, and that you have a quick recovery. So glad your news was good! My mom died from ovarian cancer when she was my age, so I understand the fear that can try to take over. God is greater! Praying for your aunt as well. ♥

  67. I am so sorry you are going through all of this. I pray for your quick recovery and also for you Aunt. Take care and know prayers are coming your way.

  68. Tracy you are such a blessing and I will say a prayer for you. You have such a beautiful family with all you adorable boys and husband. And you dad too. Sorry to hear about your auntie. You take it easy.

  69. Traci, I’m praying for you on a surgery that goes well and a good recovery. So sorry you have been going through this scary time and for your Aunt Sue’s illness.

  70. My prayers go out to you and your aunt. It is so good to know that your mass is benign, and may your healing come quickly! May the Lord uplift you, your aunt, her husband, children and grandchildren in this difficult time she is facing. May the Lord’s healing hands cover her and fill all with peace and comfort. Sending lots of love and light your way :).

  71. Oh Traci… I feel bad I just saw this post. But thanking God you got good news. God is SOO good!! I have been praying ever since you and Cyndi shared some unexpected news but didn’t know I was praying for you!!! Will pray for your dear auntie too!!! Love you Traci and take care of yourself first!!! I know you are a wonderful wife and Mommy and that comes first! Will be praying for a quick recovery. Wish I could send u a card!

  72. Praying for you Tracy and your whole family. God does hear and answer prayer……Jesus
    is in control of this whole situation, He will have the final word. God Bless you Tracy, my prayers are with you and your family.

  73. M any prayers for you and your family. God will be by your side and get you and your family thru this. GOD BLESS

  74. I am very late in responding, but wanted to let you know that I am praying for you, your family and your aunt. I had a very close friend pass away this week from cancer (hence the delay). Thankfully, he knew his life was coming to an end. His faith was very strong and gave his life to Christ very early on in his fight. Keep your faith and know God will only give you what He knows you can handle. Your blog inspires me every time I read it. Thank you for all you do.

  75. I am glad you are recuperating. I wrote here before sending you prayers and good wishes. It’s amazing they can do this laparoscopically…so much faster recovery.
    I’m writing now to ask if at some point in the future, if you feel up to it, you might share what led you to seek a medical opinion in the first place. Many things that were previously thought to be without symptoms until later stages, they now realize have them, just more subtle or different to what one might normally worry about. So many times people put off going to see a Dr., rationalizing it’s just a getting older pain and will go away. I’m just wondering what your symptoms were. I know it’s a very personal thing, but you have such a wide audience that it may help someone avoid something worse. Hope I haven’t overstepped.
    I hope you are taking time to “enjoy” your recovery and accept being pampered a bit, as I’m sure your five guys are very solicitous of your well-being.

  76. Traci, your are in my prayers today and always. Glad you are feeling better. I know a full recovery is only a short time away. I was saddened to hear about Aunt Sue. I lost my own Aunt Sue when I was very young and she was my favorite so I know what you must be feeling, with her in such need of the Lord’s comfort right now. I will pray for both of you in the days to come. Know that you bring so much joy to others through your blog and we sure do appreciate your posts. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news and your family news with all of us. God Bless you! xoxo Deb

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