- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Sunday, February 24, 2013

[really trying]

Still so tired.  Was hoping today would be less so. Made it downstairs, not sure if I'll make it back up the stairs today.  Hard to feel celebratory, I'm trying.  This is the card from my littleset-boy-6-yrs-old... I had to turn my face from him to hide the tears.  I am just touched by his thoughtfulness.  Everyone walking on eggshells, wondering if it's okay to even say a quiet 'happy birthday'.  Oldest son has a cough, tomorrow is day 7-10 so germ-danger days.   A shower is high on my list, too tired.  Oi.  I'm not overly sad, just so tired this round.  Makes me worry that it's just going to get harder.  Look at that hair.  You want real, this is real.  [smile]  "How many more times until your cancer is gone, Mommy?  Ten?"  "Only eight."  "And then your all done?"  "I hope so, baby."

B just walked in singing the birthday song. 


  1. Happy Birthday Kristin!!!
    It may not be your bestest birthday ever but it's your birthday and we celebrate you today!
    Praying you will have more energy this afternoon and that the germs will stay far away!
    Love you sis :)

  2. Happy Birthday Kristin! Praying for you in California - asking the Holy Spirit to fill your home and your heart today, to cover you with His power and His peace, to fill you to overflowing, and to bring the Healing of our Savior to your body.

    Kim Rogers (Darren's wife)

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! and yes I yelled it. Its a milestone in your life and you deserve to celebrate it, even if that's just honouring how you are feeling and being kind to yourself. Just rest and accept all the love streaming your way. Hope your energy rebounds soon but I really think you have all the important stuff (loved ones) you need to make a day fabulous. If its true that nothing worth having comes easy, you are in for a long life of countless blessings. Try not to worry and if it helps a bit, remember worry is the same as praying for what you do not want.

    PS. I love the way you are rockin' the bed head on your special day. This could be the start of a new trend!

  4. Happy Birthday Kristin. I pray that this will be a year filled with even more wonderous miracles for you! Love you.

  5. Happy Birthday!!!!! Praying that this year is filled with healing and lots of joy and laughter :)Barb Stingl

  6. I hope a hard day is as good as can be - we r celebrating YOU today! The x & o s on the card r so cute & really just a start...there isn't a piece of paper big enough to contain all the hugs & kisses sent to you today :)
    Love xox

  7. Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady!! :)
    Praying that this year will bring you a miracle and that there will be lots of love & laughter along the way.

  8. Happy Birthday!! Praying for some energy for you and an amazing year ahead for you and family.


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