- 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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Independence Morning!!!

Look what I managed to do, all before 9am, today!!!! Shawn's truck is ... a 1990 little pick up that has served is really well. My hubby's first love, first child, first big purchase is in need of some major TLC and so this week Shawn has been driving my vehicle and I have been itching for some drive-time all by myself.   This morning I was pretty bright-eyes and bushy-tailed and so headed out on my own quick-like so I could be home before he needed to go to work! Just a little outing but it felt so good!!!  Also, I found my entire summer wardrobe, hooray!  Done.  I'm not a big fan of clothing shopping.  Ask Mom and Kori and Keri. 

My right shoulder (at the base of my neck, where it hurt last summer) has been bothering me a bit this week, can we please be praying that it is not anything but having slept funny on it?  I would appreciate that a lot. Does radiation wear off?  I wonder?  I hope not.  [sigh]

I drove through my favourite TimH0rt0ns and saw my favourite Drive Thru Lady (in fact, she's so good that one day the Head TimHo guy was there observing and I actually stopped the car and backed back to the window to tell him how amazing this one lady was and how she set the standard by which I judge every Drive Thru experience!!!  ...and then they took her away for awhile to another store and I was sad, but she's back and I miss her with this me-not-driving thing going on).  My Drive Thru Lady said, "Haven't seen you in a long, long while" and I wanted to tell her I was sick,  that I got cancer, but that I was getting better, and I want her to pray for me, but I didn't want to make her sad, so I didn't tell her, but then I felt like I had lied or something.  I have that inner battle every time I go out in public... what if I see someone? will they already know? do I have to be the bearer of bad news? I don't want to see their face fall, feel the weight of their sadness or panic or fear or whatever emotion they will settle on when they hear my news, but it would be rude to stand there and pretend like nothing happened and then they hear later and then feel confused as to why I didn't tell them and then maybe their feelings would be hurt that I didn't think they could handle the truth...  Ya.  All that.  So, anyway, I'm enjoying my sausage breakfast sandwich on a biscuit, mmmmm.  And her smile, I love her smile... she smiles to her eyes my Drive Thru Lady.  I love that.

Today Kori and Mom and Dad are coming over to work bee with me.  Well, Kori is, Mom and Dad maybe don't know that yet!  Ha ha!  I have a project in mind but need the many hands to make light of the work!

Have a great day!!!


  1. I am SO SO SO pleased for you Kristin. Being able to be up and at ' even?! Wow. You must have felt, well NORMAL. Awesome. I hope you have many more times like this very soon.
    Best of luck on the work bee!!!

  2. I was a little disappointed that I missed the shopping adventure but super happy you had some freedom :)

    My advice to anyone who might be worried about running into you is for them to be themselves, smile and maybe even hug. Kristin is still Kristin, still a loving caring people person who shouldn't be avoided. Kristin, you just be yourself and I know when you run into people you'll know exactly what to say. Trust your gut :)

  3. Way to go Beautiful! Luv ur heart <3

  4. I can imagine how great it would feel to get that done all by yourself! Way to go - so smart of you to blog about these "I did it!" moments. Thanks for the updates. We are praying for you and your family.


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