- 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

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Getting this house in order!

What a lot of chaos and accumulation this house has seen!  Over this last week, between social visits and end-of-school-year activities for the kids, I have been making sloooow progress on reclaiming parts of the house after my long absence.  It feels great to see the floor in the boys' bedroom after tripping over a carpet of Leg.o all school year!  Next to get myself back on routine for laundry!  I am spending most of my time really focusing on the kids' faces, getting up and going to them because I am able, listening to their stories and silliness (they've been saving up while I was sick), and relearning how to make meals and buy groceries!
There are so many things from "before cancer" that I just have no recollection of, and basic housekeeping is one if them.  I am looking on this lack as an opportunity to define "life" as I choose and am figuring out new recipes and routines along the way!  [smile]
Yesterday was an Ik.ea day and it felt great to come home with new shelves for our home library! This project has been in my mind for months as I sat staring at overflowing shelves and piles of books on the living room floor.  Thanks Daddy and Kyle for getting three of five shelves built last night, Connor and I look forward to our librarian work today!  Off to the farmers' market this morning, then to work on a project for the Canada Day parade and maybe even time at the lake!  It is so good to be alive and I love feeling well!!!!


  1. It's all awesome! Hope u get some lake in...we already had a thunderstorm here this morning & it's pouring rain!

  2. It's lovely to see you picking up the pieces, but it was more lovely spending time at the lake :)
    Hopefully Shawn got the shelves done tonight so he could have his reward ~quiet time outside while the librarians fill the shelves!

  3. I'm excited to see it all set up and organized!
    Could you have picked a hotter weekend to work on this project :)

  4. I'm excited to see it all set up and organized!
    Could you have picked a hotter weekend to work on this project :)

  5. I am sooo happy for you ! Enjoy getting 'your house in order' the way YOU want. Thankful for the people who stepped in
    your place while you couldn't. Enjoy the summer with your hubby, kids, family and friends. Thanking the Lord for
    giving you back your strength ! :) Rachel R.


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