One Small Step

Dear friends and family,

Today I start the first step of a very long journey. In order to feel your grace I need to all to hold my hand and take one step at a time. God had a reason for me to stay, so if each day you hold my hand in your heart I’ll know I’m not alone, because I cannot go through this by myself.

Love to you all,


About pamvbradford

I am a fifty seven year old banker specializing in government banking. I have a beautiful twenty-one year old daughter and a wonderful husband. My husband and I recently downsized, and purchased a beautiful condo in Watertown MA. We love our new home. I know I am a very fortunate person. I am surrounded by supportive family members, by supportive coworkers and by the marvelous support of our faith community at Sacred Heart Parish in Lexington MA. As the Psalm says, "There is nothing that I lack." My whole life changed on July 18, 2012 when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The news came from out of the blue. My tumor was removed by the marvelous Dr. Mark Johnson and his wonderful team of surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The surgery truly was a miracle. I couldn't possibly have gotten better care. Now the 'easy' part is over. The tough part is to learn to walk with God in the midst of danger and surprise. My mood shifts from gratitude to fear and back again but I know God has a purpose for me. There's a reason I didn't die on the operating table. There's something that God wants me to do. This blog is my effort to share with others, with all of you, what it is that I am learning as I put one foot ahead of the other, live each day as it comes, and discover what it is that God has to teach me. Your prayers keep me going. Your love comforts me. Your knowledge and faith guide and teach me. God bless you all!
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One Response to One Small Step

  1. scaramouche says:

    Hi Pam!
    Many thanks for getting in touch. I just read through your blog and my heart goes out to you and your family – what a journey it has been. And yes, it seems we don have a lot in common, although I don’t think I will ever be able to make a living as a banker! I have not started on radiotherapy and chemo, but that is likely to be within the next few weeks. And then it will be 5 days a week over 6 weeks …
    I am hoping to return to work part time, but that obviously depends on energy levels, naseau, etc. My glioma has been identified as a mixed of the oligodendro and astrocytoma types, but more last weel we learnt it appears to be more oli-type, which is good news for further treatment.
    I am keen to follow your blog and please do stay in touch!

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