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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

When storms come your way!

Worked a day today at Teen Mania- now Dave has an angel food cake in the oven and then he is taking me out to eat at Taco Bell- We have VERY few choices!!!!
Tomorrow I am scheduled for chemo # 5. Thank you for all your prayers.
I just read this great story on my friend, Ginger's blog. Just had to share it. such truth!

The Trip Home

A great little story; may all of us be able to stay calm in the midst of the storms that come our way.

A pastor had been on a long flight between church conferences. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: Fasten Your Seat Belts.

Then, after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be sure your seat belt is fastened."

As the pastor looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive.

Later, the voice on the intercom said, "We are so sorry that we are unable to serve the meal at this time. The turbulence is still ahead of us."

And then the storm broke...

The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightening! lit up the darkening skies, and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.

The pastor confessed that he shared the discomfit and fear of those around him. He said, "As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying. The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm.

Then, I suddenly saw a little girl. Apparently the storm meant nothing to her. She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat; she was reading a book and everything within her small world was calm and orderly.

"Sometimes she closed her eyes, then she would read again; then she would straighten her legs, but worry and fear were not in her world.

When the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm when it lurched this way and that, as it rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid." The minister could hardly believe his eyes.

It was not surprising therefore, that when the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, our pastor lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time.

Having commented about the storm and the behavior of the plane, he asked why she had not been afraid.

The child replied, "Cause my Daddy's the pilot, and he's taking me home."

There are many kinds of storms that buffet us. Physical, mental, financial, domestic, and many other storms can easily and quickly darken our skies and throw our plane into apparently uncontrollable movement. We have all known such times, and let us be honest and confess, it is much easier to be at rest when our feet are on the ground than when we are being tossed about a darkened sky.

Let us remember: Our Father is the Pilot. He is in control and taking us home. Don't worry

Saturday, April 24, 2010


April 24
Friends have told me they are checking in and I have not are right. It has been 24 days!
During this month I have had chemo again and was joined this time by Amy, Haley and Tori and Dave. It was wonderful. Haley and Tori and I worked on plans for our 4th Grandkids Camp to be held the first week of June. Haley, Tori, Caitlin and Ashley will have the majority of the responsibility and leadership this year. We will have a Cowboys and Indians theme and all the grandkids 6 years old and up can attend. That is 11 of them and we are really looking forward to it. Dave and I are making plans and so excited. Amy spent the time working on things for their school. They are looking ahead to the 2nd year of their Home School School- I'll have to get the web site for is pretty incredible.
I had a DR visit yesterday and found that both white and red blood counts are low- which accounts for the tiredness this month. I'll get checked again next week before chemo. My reports from Mike this month are that on one of his test- ALL cancer is gone- on another- there is still cancer activity and my immune system continues to show the effects of the toxic treatments. WE are praying about whether this is the time to stop or to do the two more. WE appreciate your prayers ...and wish I knew HIS perfect will and plan for my life this coming week! servant heareth!
My husband continues to be nothing less than amazing. Remember the bathroom project he was doing...well here is the finished product.

has continued to rework flower beds in the front and back, put in more sprinkler line down at the lake, cleans the house, makes meals and this week added making angel food to his repertoire! What an amazing gift of God to me! I love him so much!
Last Saturday 9 girls from Teen Mania came out and did 3 hours of hard core spring cleaning for me! Floors, blinds, windows, furniture and cabinets..what a blessing. These were my Core Girls from Reckless Abandon. Thanks Ladies. I love you!
So, as you see, God's faithfulness and love to me just continues to be poured out above what I can ask or think. I am so grateful to Him. I love you Lord!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home."

I'm smiling today...are you? It is April 1- The sun is not yet up but will be and it will be glorious day!
Today we got to Tyler to visit the DR and have blood drawn to see if I can have Chemo next week. This will be # 4. My reports from my nutritionist tell me that my cancer markers are now down from 14 to 4! That is great news. We feel that one more round of chemo is what I should be doing for now to see if it will eliminate the other 4. God...let it be! He says it is a balancing want the chemo to kill the cancer before it kills you! are my YOU I trust!
Holy week. The week we pause to think about all that JESUS did for us over 2000 years a go. This was known as Maundy Thursday back in the Lutheran church. The day that we celebrated the Last Supper and the journey into the Garden. Tomorrow is Good Friday. I would like to rent the Passion of the Christ and watch that again tomorrow- good visual reminder of what my Lord did for me!
Have a wonderful time celebrating the Resurrection on Sunday! Be blessed and thanks for stopping by!