- 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

Monday, September 2, 2013

Last day of summer holiday

In the two weeks since we have been home from Florida I have had coffee dates with a few friends, I've taken kids to Vancouver appointments, I've chauffeured my tween-age daughter and her friend to the mall, and hung out at the  Food Court with my teen son, we have been to Stanley Park for a picnic, and to a White Caps game and to Chinatown and watched movies at home, been to the theatre, and sorted and stored thousands of photos, and have been for high tea.  Wowza!  Life is good and we are so blessed to have made an epic novel's worth of memories in the last two little summer holiday months!  Thank you for those of you praying health and stamina for me!

I am pretty tired all the time but thankful that I can push through. The tired is more of a 'worn down' physically rather than a normal 'tired from doing too much'.  I am sleeping well each night but waking up still tired.  My right shoulder has been giving me a too-frequent-for-my-liking dull burning pain down into my bicep and I am going to set myself up a massage appointment to see if I can get some relief.  
This Wednesday is my follow-up appointment, including bloodwork and a chest x-ray to make sure cancer isn't growing back. Every time I cough I fight a nanosecond of panic.  I would appreciate prayers for no cancer and for peace.  I really really really would love to have a good and solid and cancer-free (as much as my oncologist says I won't ever be "cancer-free"... What do we know of God's plans!!!") school year for, and with, our kids. That is my heart-prayer.  

Sometimes it feels arrogant to put my orders in and not just see how God's plans pan out, but the Bible tells is to ask, so I am asking.

Well, we are off to the ocean today so I should get the cooler packed!  

Happy Day to you!!!!  


  1. I like this post! Have a wonderful 'last day o'summer'!!!

  2. I hope you're having a fabulous day! If it weren't for me having to work-work-work at my sewing projects for some upcoming markets, I'd be at white rock right next to you!

  3. Will continue to pray for complete healing for you. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your day....just love hearing about your outings with the family....God is in control, no matter what the doc says....YOU have a big family of prayer warriors out here......Edna

  4. Praying for you continually. I Know the pain and anguish all of this can cause. But the Lord provides miracles everyday. After 5.5 long years, my husband starts his last round of chemo later today. The good times are so very worth all of the bad.
    Please always remember that doctors PRACTICE medicine, it is the Lord who heals us.


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