Sunday, March 28, 2010
This is the most encouraging statement that he emailed me. It is by a Scottish lady named Margaret Lee-
'This is not the worse thing to ever happen! Cancer is so limited. It cannot cripple love, shatter hope, corrode faith, eat away peace, destroy confidence, kill friendship, shut out memories, silence courage, quench the Spirit or lessen the power of Jesus.'
This statement is so very true in many, many situations. I am trying to focus on the more positive things in life, and not worry about my cancer. A lot of people ask why I still smile, or why I still seem so happy. The only thing that this cancer has taken from me is my short term memory (only from time to time...at least as far as I remember. lol!!) and my hair. But it has given me so much more. I met a sweet lady with stage 3 ovarian cancer in the waiting room at M.D. Anderson. I say sweet, but she was an old hag...she said so herself!! One day she asked me why I still smile, given my circumstances. I told her that I have hope and know that I am healed and whole. She wanted to have that too, so I prayed with her. For the next 2 weeks, when I saw her in the waiting room, she would pat the seat next to her and say "come sit by the old hag!" I got a phone call 2 weeks after praying with her that she had passed away over night. She left a note and a necklace for me. The note read- I will be smiling in 50 years when you walk through the gates of heaven because of you. I will be so happy to see Liz (the old hag) again one day. Had it not been for my cancer I would not have met her.
God is really providing for our family in ways that we are amazed by! Most of you know that Jeremiah was laid off in November, then this cancer stuff, then Jeremiah had a pretty bad car accident...and the list goes on.... We found out today that Jeremiah will be signing a one year contract with our church to do graphics. Which means we can stay here with the best medical help, meet the needs of our family and stay where we feel God has called us and where we feel home is. Our church's latest outreach "HOPE for New Territory" -a worship CD by our worship team that Jeremiah leads- will be in 5100 mailboxes this week!! Our COBRA has been extended to February of 2011. Like I said before, the list goes on...but this time in an amazing way. We have so much to be thankful for, and I am going to focus on that!!! Though I am fighting cancer, I am blessed beyond measure.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
We had a blast! Here are some more pics!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I made a quick trip to Decatur for my mom's birthday, and Ellie Caroline's 1st birthday, and it seems like we have had company every weekend since!...and it won't end anytime soon!! Greg and Janice came for a few days. We took the kids to the Houston Downtown Aquarium and to the park to play. They had a blast! Brian and Tonya and the girls came down this past weekend. I got some sister time with Tonya while the guys took the kids to Stomping Grounds. (A coffee shop/cafe with a HUGE playground inside) Tonya and I got a pedicure and shopped a little. It was good to get out and spend time with her. I miss having her right down the street!! Needless to say, we have been having a ton of fun!! Aaron will be here this weekend. The kids are so excited to see him! I have been missing my north Texas friends, so this has been good.
As far as my health goes, I am doing ok. I have very tough days and then days where I feel just fine. Today was a rough day. I went to get my hair cut and my stylist asked why my hair was falling out. I had not noticed.... Welcome to the world of cancer I guess. I tried my best not to cry in his chair. Oh well, what can you do. Thanks for all of your prayers, and keep them coming.