- 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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A good, good day!

Check out these lovely sisters (left to right: Kori, Kristin, Keri...yes, K&K are twins) and their yummy treats!  What a great day today was.  "Chemo Wednesday" (which is the day after chemo) is usually a fairly good day for me... thank you Lord for putting ideas into scientists heads that have allowed them to come up with anti-nausea meds that work!!!  I am grateful.  Very, very grateful... and all the more so because those meds are only for the first three days and then it gets harder which makes me appreciate Day 1-3 all the more! 

Wednesdays also happen to be Kori's and Keri's days off work... so I snag them and take up their whole day with my princess requests and giving them sherpa duties!  LOL  You can tell by the smiles that they don't mind at all!   Today we had a nice relaxed visit at home, then headed to the mall!  I was even able to walk from one end to the waaaaay other, with food court lunch in the in-between.  The ice cream was to get me back to the parking lot, I was shaking pretty hard by then.  Ice cream was the perfect answer!  AND they had me try on about twelve thousand outfits... well, actually it was two things at one store and maybe 8 at the other... but after a few sit-down breaks to recoup... and happy success with new sexy jeans and a cute top... a really good day!

I came home to my belly injection (seriously, still gweebs me out) and a two hour nap, to my mother-in-law here to oversee the kids and their after-school routines and to help around the house, and a yummy dinner raved about by the family...thank you to the kind friend who provided.   On that note: Shawn and I are so incredibly thankful for the meals that keep coming.  This last hospital stay/blood clot/ blood thinners have been a weird detour and the meals continue to be such a huge blessing  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you to those who are blessing us this way.   To those of you who bless us with cards or texts or emails or FB messages or comments here... know that those bolster me and I read them again and again and again and I am so overwhelmed by the love.  Acts of kindness are celebrated here and we pray for you in return.  And to the many many many of you praying for us and holding us in your heart... we know you are out there and we feel your love... we pray for you and are so grateful for you, too!   We know that we are being blessed in so many areas that we see or don't, it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated here.  We thank you.

So today.  A good, good day!  Lots of reasons to smile.  Awesome!!!

...and now, a hot flash.  What the heck... yay side effects and 'being freshly 41'!   [gotta laugh]

And this is me tonight.  You may say, "What?  I thought she said her hair was falling out?" I fluffed it up and out of its pony tail just for you!   Trust me, I lost hair that was about the amount of a cantaloupe on the last cycle, and my hair has totally changed in texture and style-ability and frizz factor and is limp, and the back is definitely thinned... it's just hair that is so not my usual hair... but I still feel a moment of guilt each time I walk into the chemo room and pass a woman in a toque who has lost her hair due to her type of chemotherapy.  And so then I feel ashamed for worrying or whining or panic... but then I worry about what "thinning" means (that is a listed side effect for me)... "like, thinning to bald-in-spots?" is what I asked but there was no sure answer... anyway, a side note/ramble moment for you... and a smile.  Cuz I feel smiley.  Today was just a really nice day.


  1. You are so gorgeous. In every single way possible <3

  2. It was a really good day. The part I liked the most was the company followed closed by the salted caramel ice cream :)
    For the record, you decided to try on clothes in the first store we just kept it going in the second store :)

  3. YES!!! I love this! So glad you had a great day...a silver lining day. Still praying for you; especially on the chemo days and the bad days after. Thank you for keeping us all updated. Love you!

  4. a kodak moment for all of us! so cute! I wonder if your mom and dad have the same picture from 35ish years ago? that would be a treat for us to see that....

  5. Such a great picture! Glad to see you feeling good and taking advantage of those first few strong days :)


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