The Lord works in mysterious ways says couple who were about to start cancer treatment last year at this time.
You may know Grayson Rogers as a Music City resident in Nashville, TN, who created his own style and sound from a variety of influences. He's always had a love for music but didn't start pursuing a career in music until he was 18. “I’ve been blessed to have amazing fans that have supported me and believed in me since the very beginning. It’s truly a dream come true…. I’m determined to take this as far as God allows me!” – says Grayson.
In the past year, Grayson has become well known for a different reason though. After marrying the love of his life in 2018, only a year later his beautiful bride was diagnosed with breast cancer. They decided to go public with their battle and shared the news on social media. The couple was rocked, but their love was strong.
"First comes marriage, then comes buying the house, then comes... cancer??? Not exactly how we planned things, but I know God’s plan is bigger and better," writes Grayson on Instagram.
Following the diagnosis of my Kayla’s cancer, there was a LOT of waiting in doctors' appointments. Grayson did his best to be there for her. The uncertainty of it all hit them hard, but they knew they needed to trust that God had a plan. We all know that sometimes that’s easier said than done. They promised to keep followers updated on the diagnosis and surgery was imminent. surgery will be in the next few weeks.
The couple didn't let that slow them down. They went from finding more out about the diagnosis to recording songs. "The highs and lows of this life are real... but with God nothing is too much to handle. Thank y’all for the prayers and all of the support! Love y’all."
Grayson then decided to shave his own head with Kayla to start the process of her chemo. "Life is crazy... Ya just gotta embrace everything it throws at you ... good and bad," he said. "Through the struggle through the pain... She has the faith of a true fighter. Ain’t NO WAY cancer beating her. God giving her all the strength she needs. She’s truly inspiring to me."
I found this picture absolutely beautiful and him being right with her and going with her in stride is incredible!
By the end of March 2020, Kayla was officially done with chemo. "Her joy and strength from the Lord overcame. And it keeps happening time and time again. Amazing." On October 1, 2020, the couple posted that it had been a year since Kayla's diagnosis. "It was a journey that rocked us to the core. Through multiple surgeries, chemo, and now close monitored care, I’ve watched her kick cancer to the curb with grace, grit, and most importantly, faith." Grayson also posted what might be the most beautiful tribute I have ever seen. It's a photo of his wife, taken in January 2020, as she was getting ready to go in to take her exam for Chief Petty Officer. She was in between chemo rounds and fighting fatigue, chemo sickness, and chemo brain. When she got home and Grayson asked her how she did, she said “I prayed my way through the exam so it’s all in God’s hands.”
On October 20, 2020, the Navy publicly released the advancement results for Chief Petty Officer and she was selected! For those of you that don’t know, being selected for Chief is a huge milestone in her career. "This year has been a tough one on her, but she never stopped fighting," writes Grayson. "She always relied on her faith. She never gave up. She is a true FIGHTER."
Now, in November 2020, a year after they were gearing up for Kayla to begin her cancer treatment, the couple had more news for followers...
"The Lord works in mysterious ways," begins Grayson. "This year, we’re celebrating a miracle, coming this spring! What the world says is nearly impossible, God says is POSSIBLE!! Thank you Jesus for this blessing!"
That's right, they are expecting! This is a true miracle. Congratulations to you both.