In Christ Alone: Our Journey through and after Breast Cancer

a 37-year old, christian, mother of four, missionary/pastor's wife and her families story

Unexpectedly Expecting… September 25, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — awilmeth @ 3:08 PM

When we planned for this day almost a year ago, and scheduled this surgery date back in June, we were definitely not expecting what God had in mind for us today! Proverbs 16:9 holds true for us today for sure:

“The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.”

We were planning to celebrate my FINAL surgery on this cancer journey! I checked in at the surgery center, filled out all the paperwork, answered all the routine surgery questions, and prepping for surgery. We were waiting for my surgeon to come in to mark me all up before heading to the OR. She comes in and says, “Well, we are NOT going to be doing surgery today.”

Wait, what?!?

Turns out we’ll have to wait about 9 months before we can do this surgery now.


That’s right.

Did you catch that???

In June or July, I’ll be able to have this surgery.

So now God has given us a new reason to celebrate! Did I give you enough time to guess yet? πŸ˜‰ I know it is quite a surprise and a bit of a shock, BUT….

…..we are…


We are rejoicing in our VERY new little gift from God: “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above” James 1:17

And the journey continues… πŸ™‚


11 Responses to “Unexpectedly Expecting…”

  1. Sharon Sparks Says:

    Oh my goodness!! That is so amazing! God is often surprising us with blessings! Love to all of you!

  2. Kristi Says:

    Oh what amazing news!! What a crazy story! This is the best news! What a blessing!! Congratulations to you two! K

  3. jennel Clarke Says:


  4. Nancy Says:

    Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to be an aunt again! πŸ™‚ Congrats on quite the surprise and HUGE blessing!

  5. Amber McCoy Says:

    What a huge blessing Amy! We are so happy for you all:) the same thing happened with our little Tanner. About 10 min before I was having surgery we received the same news. God can be full of surprises sometimes:) good luck and best wishes on your new journey!

  6. Jeanette Wade Says:

    That’s awesome news!!!! Congratulations to you and the family!!! God definately has it all planned doesn’t He? Faith was sooo excited when she told us!

  7. Debbie Says:

    Wow! How wonderful! We are beaming with delight for you and your precious family.
    Praise God from whom all blessing flow!!!!

  8. Becca & Nick VanDam Says:

    Awesome!! We are so very excited for you!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! God is good!!

  9. Amy Sternquist Says:

    Kevin and Leah are expecting in May also. We are so happy for you. God is good ALL the time. Amy Sternquist

  10. Robyn Hall Says:


    Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:08:29 +0000 To:

  11. […] I can’t let this day pass without a blog post, even though I’ve had a LOT of exciting news lately! (If you missed our exciting blessing this week, you’d better read my last blog update UNEXPECTEDLY EXPECTING!) […]

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