Saturday, February 20, 2010

Inspiring Quote

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Benjamin Franklin~

This is so true, worry only makes things worse, and no amount of worry can change your circumstances...I am reminded of how God cares for the lillies of the field and how much more He cares for me.  I strive not to worry, but to give them over to My heavenly Father instead. 

Working boy

Well my son George just got home from his 1st day of real work...boy time sure does fly!  I remember when he was so little and we would sit and watch television together and he would hold my hand in his...sweet memories. 

 Now he is taller than me by quite a bit and will soon be graduating from High School.  It's hard to believe he was once so small and he actually thought peeing in his toybox would be a good me just say he and his brother were like 4 and 5 yrs old...yeah he and his brother thought it would be so much.  But I digress...

Wow, life is really just starting to get exciting for him with work, a girlfriend, and playing in the Church worship just keeps getting better.  This is a huge milestone for George and I cannot wait to see what is around the next corner waiting for him.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Random Thoughts

I am sitting here at the computer in my room, because I cannot be in the living room with the family.  I am in isolation, due to Radioactive iodine in my body.  This is the second time this year I have been "in hiding", so to speak, from my family...but hopefully it will be the last.  The time has been theraputic for me, in that I have had an enormous amount of time to reflect on family, God, and my role in this life...

Let me list some of my Roles/Titles...Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Cousin, Neice, Sister-In-Law, Daughter-In-Law, Friend, my favorite ones are Child of The King, and Heir to the Throne...Wow I never realized how many roles I fill...I am sure there are more but these are the ones that come to mind naturally. 

This last year has caused me to look at my family and friends in a different light, to cherish every moment with them as if it is the last. Life is fleeting, but so amazing!  I will leave you with this, Stop! Look around, Take note, give of yourself, share your history, take nothing and no one for granted. Live!  
The Rogue Valley in which I am blessed to reside in.


I saw these beautiful flowers and had to take a picture...this is proof that spring is right around the corner, and new hope lays in wait, for whomever, to come along and behold it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


So here I am spending some time in isolation, due to a medical test,and I have found some joy...Joy in the midst of injections and whole body scans!  Yes you can find joy in just about anything if you look hard enough...I wish I could be as carefree as my mom's cat maggie...she is a refreshing breath of...well...Joy, dare I say it! 

 I am so close to seeing the end of this long and frustratingly slow journey, I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

 I was thinking as I was laying in the scanner this morning waiting for it to look deep inside and find any hidden cancer cells, how wonderful it will be to finally have the conversation with my family and friends that this journey we have all been on (like it or not) is finally over, and we can all move on from this beast cancer, and I can look back and say, with God, I slayed that dragon, I fought and won, I am victorious...ya, I can't wait for that day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's a slippery slope can get slippery, so watch your step!  You never know what will trip you up, or send you flying...

Monday, February 15, 2010


Today marks, hopefully, the last leg of my journey with cancer.  As I was laying in bed last night trying ( fitfully) to sleep, my thoughts would not stay quiet long enough for me to drift off.  I was ruminating on this last year and all that "The Beast, Cancer" has taken me through...Shock, Fear, Sadness, Grief, Exhaustion, Hope, and yes even Joy! It brings to my mind Psalms 56:8 Thou hast taken account of my wanderings: Put my tears in Thy bottle; Are they not in Thy book?  It facinates me to no end that God puts my tears in His bottle and keeps account of my wanderings...I am so thankful I am not going through this journey without my Heavenly Father by my side, keeping a record of awesome is that!!!  I can say without reservation that if my journey is not over, that is okay, because as Psalms 56:11 says...In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.  What can man do to me? So, I say Bring it on! I'm ready.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

O Happy Day!

Just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day to you all...this morning was nice, my Hubby brought me coffee first thing...awww, sweet, right?  Ya, he's a keeper...I am very blessed, even in the small moments...Amore' is in the air!
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