The end of chemo!

I am finished with chemo! My strength is starting to come back and I am celebrating the end of this phase in the battle. God is faithful and has given me all I have needed and blessed me with more than I could have imagined. I have had wonderful support and have experienced God in deeper ways as I have walked this path.

β€œThe Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.” Psalm 145:13-14

I still have a few more weeks to regain strength before I have surgery and I plan to enjoy every minute of it!

Today I spent the afternoon with my daughter and her boyfriend at Lake Clementine. It was beautiful and relaxing. Floating on the water looking around at the gorgeous scenery, with the trees beginning to change colors, laughing and telling stories, it was just a lovely day.

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  1. Judi
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 04:19:23

    Way to go! God is, indeed, a wonderful God! Happy for you and still praying for your complete recovery. During your hardest of times, you have managed to inspire me with your optimistic, trusting faith in God. I feel humbled and grateful to have “shared” your test, in even such a small way! Thank you!

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  2. elysebyrum
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 04:35:20

    I am so happy that you are done with chemo! What a wonderful feeling as I can only imagine. As I was leading worship at church this morning, I thought of you and the battle you’re going through during one of the songs – “Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other, our God is HEALER and awesome in power, our God!” Prayers will continue during the wait time and throughout the surgery and recovery. Hugs!

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  3. Kim Fredrickson
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 04:40:43

    Erin…I’m rejoicing with you that the chemo is over. Yahoo!!! You have been a great encouragement to me of your faithfulness to God, and His to you! I know He will be with you in every way for the next phase of your recovery. Love, Kim

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  4. Leela Turnage
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 05:08:21

    Oh sweet Savior! How great you are!!!! πŸ™‚

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  5. lessandragr
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 06:24:27

    Good going Erin! May you continue to get stronger and stronger before your surgery – and then a fast recovery. God be with you.

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  6. Terra
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 12:05:39

    Bless the Lord for He is faithful!! I am so happy to hear your news. You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers. I am smiling because you are a living testimony to God’s work. You are walking out your faith. Praise the Lord!

    Enjoy your time and relax as you continue to regain your strength.

    Blessings to you always!

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  7. MarshaPhilips Roark
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 13:05:03

    YEAH!!! Just woke up and was so glad to see this. So happy for you that this brought tears. Have a wonderful day! Love you! Marsha

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  8. mainelyhopeful
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 13:16:55

    So happy for you that this phase is behind you.

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  9. Jenayu
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 14:50:09

    Erin!
    I was overjoyed when you told us in class last Wednesday that you were all done with chemo!! What a victory that is! It sure is wonderful to hear of Gods faithfulness πŸ™‚
    Praying that God continues to watch over you as you and bless you!!
    Much love and hugs!
    In His Name,
    -Jenayu

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    • erinambrose
      Sep 22, 2012 @ 17:49:49

      Thanks Jenayu! It is wonderful to feel like myself again. I am praising God for his goodness and carrying me through!! Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.
      Love and hugs, Erin

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  10. wjucareercenter
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 15:40:38

    Hi Erin, If your experience is like mine the worst is over. Praise God! and that is my prayer for you. Lord, thank you for Erin and her deep abiding love for you. She has been an inspiration to us all. Hold her and keep her in your presence. Give her your strength to heal and walk through each day enveloped in your love. Amen
    Love you Erin!

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  11. lifeofaministermom
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 16:41:16

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  12. Deena Frosaker
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 16:47:08

    Great news, Erin. Enjoy the lovely fall and keep us posted when surgery is scheduled. Always thinking of you and including you in my prayers.

    Love, Deena

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    • erinambrose
      Sep 22, 2012 @ 17:37:14

      Thanks Deena! It is great to feel more like myself again. Thank you for your prayers. God is good and getting me through each phase in this battle. Love to you and the family

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  13. Michael Oehler
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 17:41:31

    Erin – Wonderful news!! You are an inspiration to Jena, the boys and me…we continue to pray for you everyday. Jena is training for a marathon again after having given up on marathons due to injuries. She runs in November in Santa Barbara and thinks of you all the time…dedicating her effort to you. Thank you for being such an inspiration to her!! We love you and know you will get through this.

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    • erinambrose
      Sep 22, 2012 @ 17:35:52

      Thanks Mike!! I am feeling really good now. It’s great to be over chemo and I know God will get me through the next phase too. I am so happy hear Jena is running another marathon!! I will be praying for her as she trains and runs in Novemember.
      Love to you, Jena, and the boys

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  14. Wayne Augden
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 18:11:45

    So thankful to the Lord for this wonderful news, Erin. I will continue to pray for you.

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  15. Bev Wiens
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 23:18:25

    Praise Jesus! Enjoy your break and be assured that we will all be holding you up in prayer as you head into the next phase of battle! Blessings to you! Bev

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  16. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 01:40:34

    WOO HOO!! Those were the exact words a dear friend told me when I finished – I know pass them on to you!!!! πŸ™‚ Praising God!! I will keep you in my prayers as you go into the next phase of your treatment.

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  17. Janeese Fulenwider
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 02:48:01

    He is so faithful and good………I am so proud of you. Glad u got some time t the lake too. When is your surgery date? I am going to be there on oct 4 for my moms cataract surgery. Maybe we can connect

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    • erinambrose
      Sep 22, 2012 @ 17:28:49

      Thanks Janeese! I am feeling really good! I don’t have my surgery date yet but it will be sometime in mid-October. I would love to see you when you are in town!! Yippy!

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  18. The Presents of Presence
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 09:33:39

    Woo hoo! Congrats to you! πŸ™‚

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  19. tfaswift
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 00:11:21

    Amen! Congratulations! God is great! πŸ™‚

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  20. treelady99
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 13:31:39

    Congratulations on the end of chemo….I don’t know when mine will be over and I know that I am in God’s hands…I am without strength though and I pray that changes…that the Lord is my strength…and I get to the end of this adventure or journey, this battle…lol…and I’m thanking God for all things.

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    • erinambrose
      Oct 07, 2012 @ 22:19:28

      Thank you!I am praying for you as you continue with chemo, that God will give you strength and will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 We will beat this!!!

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