Ahh Friday. A day that needs no explanation and is filled with smiles. And a blog post that looks at the past week and finds the pearls. To see more posts, or to join in yourself, visit Susanne’s blog at Living To Tell The Story.
1. With a blog there is a fine line as to what to tell and what to keep quiet. But I have decided to share somewhat of my last week. Five years ago I had an official diagnoses of “Borderline Ovarian Cancer” and it was just reconfirmed this week after not having any problems. At this moment I don’t know if there will be treatment or not, but it’s amazing to me how much that word “borderline” is a blessing.
2. Music – As I pulled into my doctor’s office parking lot last Friday morning this song came on the radio – He Loves Us by David Crowder Band (unable to embed the video, so I’ve linked to YouTube). What an amazing song to hear at a time when you’re worried. It’s also a song that we sing in church, so when it came on the radio I was able to sing along. And earlier this week as I was in the radiology department of the hospital waiting for the IV drip to be far enough along that they could slide me into the CT scan, this song popped in my head again. So much more peace this time around than last and it’s all because He loves me.
3. Last Saturday Keith, Lynne’ and I went to see the Dave Ramsey Live show and were blown away by the awesomeness. It was held in a church in south Dallas and there were 8,000 people in the auditorium! So great to be there and hear words of financial wisdom and get fired up anew. We’ve followed him for many years and his ways really do work!
4. Facebook again. I haven’t been on nearly as often as I used to as I gave up the games for Lent (might sound like a silly thing to give up, but I knew I was spending way too much time playing), but I still love it. I’ve recently reconnected with several girlfriends from a LONG time ago and they had a get together over the weekend. I wasn’t able to make it this time (it was out of state), but we’re planning to do it a lot more often. So interesting to me to see how these girls grew up to be wonderful women.
5. My Family. Keith has been amazing to me through this medical mess and I know that also has a lot to do with why I haven’t broken down emotionally. Every time I start to feel myself become upset he’s there with a hug. My daughter has done a lot to help keep things upbeat and happy, daughter-in-law texting photos of Brooklyn (who always makes me happy, even when she doesn’t know it!) and my son just talking to me. My mom, aunt, sister-in-law – always there with supporting words and texts. Seriously – I am very blessed.