From Jeni Warkentien:

I don’t know how to start this email. The only thing that I can think of is “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts says the Lord and my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways.” More X-Rays were taken today and the Dr.’s have given Missy only a few days to live. Her right lung is totally collapsed and she is only able to use half of her left lung. She will be given a radiation treatment tomorrow to try to minimize the tumor that is pushing on her lungs…just to keep her more comfortable. They will run a CAT scan to see more details and decide which tumor is putting most of the pressure on her lungs. There will be a small amount of damage to her lungs so they want to be very precise in their treatment. Right now is she is (fairly) comfortable and says she is very much at peace. Visitors are being kept to a minimum as it is very difficult for her to interact. Melissa and the rest of my family say to tell everyone thank you for your prayers and love!

The comfort we have is in knowing that Melissa will be in heaven with God because of her trust in Jesus Christ alone. He is the only way. I can’t imagine him loving her more than we do but I know he does and I’m thankful that soon she will have no more pain and no more tears.

God, thank you for your unfailing love…even when we don’t understand why you do what you do. Thank you for giving your only son for US so that we can have a way to you. You created Missy and I trust you to define her life. Tell her we love and miss her when she gets to you.
Amen 2-10-2009