my man & colon cancer

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i would humbly like to ask you to pray for dan. this morning he will head into surgery to have about two feet of his colon removed. the surgeon & his G.I. specialist have both been very encouraging. they feel we’ve found this cancer early. actually, the surgeon said it was basically a miracle that we found it so early. ( later this week i’ll share about that). they’ll remove the tumor-which is about 2 inches. and we should receive the final pathology later in the week. the doctors have been positive with us but we still need to check for microscopic cells and then we’ll hear the final staging.

i’ll be honest. dan’s been aok. totally fine. acting like nothing is going on. he’s not a worrier. like at all.  clearly the lord gives peace that passes all understanding. if you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know this is my vulnerable spot. i won’t really elaborate on my heart right now. but i’ll tell you friends, this last week has been a little tougher on my spirit then the few weeks prior.

i’d love to be eloquent and weave beautiful words as i write this post, but i’ll leave you with the scripture that has blessed my heart many many times over the years. these words are much more important than anything i could muster up anyways.

this is what i’ll dwell on today…

(ps, if you’d like to follow along on instagram, my link can be found here)



psalm 91.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
 You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.

 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge—
 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.

On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

day 5 & 6 320

thank you for loving on my family all these years…on fun simple days and on tough tender ones as well.

September 22, 2014 - 6:43 am

Kim - Praying for all of you today! Praying for a peace that can only come from Jesus!

September 22, 2014 - 7:05 am

Lori H - Paige, praying for you all this morning. That Psalm is one of my favorites – have most of it memorized but still working on the last part – so comforting! Looking forward to hearing good news about Dan’s surgery.

September 22, 2014 - 7:09 am

JoEllen Hickey - Prayers and hugs for you and your family this morning.
Our God is good!

September 22, 2014 - 7:42 am

Kellie - Praying for peace for you all this morning. Praying for a successful surgery and an easy recovery for your sweet Dan.

September 22, 2014 - 8:07 am

Kimberly Falls - Lifting y’all up in prayer!

September 22, 2014 - 8:22 am

Julie Ann Blevins - Beautiful post. Praying.

September 22, 2014 - 8:39 am

Shelley McArdle - Praying for a successful surgery and smooth recovery for your sweet husband and your family. You are a strong woman and He will help you through…the power of prayer is so strong, our prayers will be heard!!! Sending you a BIG Ole’ HUG from Michigan!

September 22, 2014 - 8:57 am

Marcy Norman Cox - praying for you, Dan, the girls and the medical professionals ,, ,, much love from California

September 22, 2014 - 9:06 am

giosmama2626 - Praying for peace for all of your hearts and spirits. Thinking of you all today. May God Bless you. Keep strong and maintain faith. Lots of love to you guys.


September 22, 2014 - 9:40 am

Katherine @ Grass Stains - Our prayers are yours when you ask for them, and even when you don’t. It’s a privilege to take your family under our wings and lift you up, Paige. Much love to you, Dan and all the girls as you navigate this week and the coming weeks … The Lord is mighty and can do ALL THINGS!

September 22, 2014 - 10:26 am

Yolanda McLean - Prayers for you and your sweet family. I love that scripture. I had read it many times before, but one day just when I needed it God showed it to me with new eyes. Under His wings you will find refuge! Love that visual!! Hugs, sweet friend.

September 22, 2014 - 10:36 am

Bobbi - Thinking of you and praying for Dan, you and your family.

September 22, 2014 - 10:48 am

Cathy G. - Dang…. Life is just plain tough sometimes….praying Godspeed for your man!!!

September 22, 2014 - 11:12 am

Stacie - You all have been on my mind all morning – praying all goes well and for a quick recovery.

September 22, 2014 - 11:15 am

Cindy Smith - Praying for you and your honey today. Cling to the knowledge that you are a well-provided for daughter of a king. Thank you for sharing your heart and life so openly with us readers. You are a true blessing!

September 22, 2014 - 11:47 am

Kim from 3 peanuts - I am praying for ALL of you Knudsens today. You all have a very special place in our hearts. We pray for Jesus’ healing hand and peace in your hearts and minds. Love,

September 22, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Betty in NC - You all are in our thoughts and prayers especially today.

September 22, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Curtis & Sherrie - Oh Paige we have been praying for you, Dan and the girls…. these times are so trying for you I know I have travelled down this road of cancer with both of my parents…. God has you in HIS hands HE knows what you need HE LOVES you and your amazing family…… you will get through this with HIS LOVE, and guidance….. we continue to pray for you….. Knowing that GOD has amazing plans for you and your family…… Blessings and Prayers to you and yours
Curtis & Sherrie.

September 22, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Hannah Avery - Praying for all of y’all today!

September 22, 2014 - 12:51 pm

chrissi - prayers of each of you♥

September 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Jodi - You have been on my mind all day today….keeping the Knudsen’s in my thoughts and prayers!


September 22, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Bethanie - Praying for blessings of healing on your sweet Dan today…I know that HE is still on the throne and THEE Great Physician. Love you friend.

September 22, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Sue - My first visit to your blog…grateful to add you to my prayer list. Peace and healing thoughts and prayers to your beautiful family.

September 22, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Michele G - Sending you much love and heartfelt prayers for your family.

September 22, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Beth - Eloquently said because it’s from your heart. Doesn’t have to be flowery. Praying for all of you.

September 22, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Pam Prussel - Prayers that all went well today Paige. Jon had the exact same surgery, with two ft of his colon removed. Even if his patho report comes back with lymph nodes being affected stay strong. Jon went from Stage 1 to Stage 3 and still kicked cancers butt. Attitude is everything. Like Dan, my husband had a positive outlook, probably better than me. I know God’s grace is what got me through it. Praying for you and Dan, that healing is fast and that you feel peace and calm amidst the storm.

September 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm

sharon burcham - Paige, we are praying for Dan and for you and the girls, too. I like the way you describe the “tough tender days”. They seem to be in abundance sometimes, don’t they? However, we serve a God who is way bigger than cancer…..and Psalm 91 says it all. Stay in HIS grip.

September 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Jan Fusco - Containing prayers.

September 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Jan Fusco - Correction…
Continuing prayers.

September 23, 2014 - 8:10 am

Andrea - Sending Prayers from MI

September 23, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Andrea - Paige….sending you and yours prayers….. God has this! and you are stronger than you think!

September 23, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Rhonda - Paige and Dan……you , your family and medical team are lifted up in prayers!

September 24, 2014 - 8:34 am

Donna - You and your family will be on all of our hearts today. Please know that we are all here for you and know that this battle has already been won by your love and grace.

September 24, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Tammie - Paige,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family at such a scary time. I have to say you have one of the most BEAUTIFUL families. You are all so lucky to have each other and at times like these when these scares get thrown at us that is exactly what we want to have is beautiful families to lean on. Prayers coming to you from Vermont

September 26, 2014 - 12:27 pm

patty - sending prayers. and hugs.

September 26, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Linda - Checking in daily from Iowa and continuing to pray that all is well.