- 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, April 3, 2013

Cycle 4: Week 1, Day 1

Good Morning.
Today we embark on 'the next half' of our chemo journey.  I woke up and I am grateful.  I am anticipating being able to have chemo and I am grateful.  I have peace and I am incredibly grateful!  The heaviness of yesterday is past and I am ready for this next bit, well, as ready as one can be.  I am choosing joy in this moment.  I know and understand and accept and anticipate that I will be quieter as the morning progresses.  Yesterday I was dreading the next two weeks, today I accept it as part of the deal in getting the cancer out.  I am praying for peace, for stamina, for patience for me and towards me and for Shawn and the kids as we adjust back to 'sick mommy' days.  That's the reality of the next two weeks: it's going to suck... but there will be moments that make me smile and that warm my heart and that encourage me, too.  Had some good cuddles with our kids this morning, feeling my 'love tank' filled up and I feel happy.


  1. Your attitude is incredible Kristin!!
    You can do this!!

  2. HI Kristen, Your story is inspiring, I am in awe of your determination and positive attitude.... I am a friend of a few of your friends and I think we may have crossed paths over the years randomly ..... but we don't really "know" each other .. I see your blog updates on FB as others comment on them and have kept up with your story .. I say all this just to tell you that there are even "strangers" out there praying for YOU! stay strong the Lord is by your side :)
    Chrissy Borseth

  3. Hi Kristin.
    Praying for you, your family, your friends, and your specialist team. Success that every bad cell is irradicated fully, completely, and forever. Amen

  4. You've reached a big milestone....every step is getting you so much closer to being done with this chemo business!!!

  5. Hooray! One more chemo day done!
    So glad we got to sneak up and see you at the 'Chemo Spa'....equally glad we didn't get kicked out :)
    Today was a good day and praying that you bounce back quickly this time.


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