Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five

FFF spring

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.


Eunice said...

So glad you believe in prayer. I'm adding mine.

Marg said...

You have every right to express yourself...Elizabeth. You are giving honor to God your father. That's what my FFF is about for this week. Thanks for sharing your story and it's blessings.

Sandy@JesusandDark Choc said...

Yes good for you for sharing.....this way us ladies can pray for you! And yes there is much to be thankful in the word borderline.....that is why it's important to keep being checked. I love that David Crowder song BTW.!

ellen b said...

Praying right now about your border-line cancer. Praying for peace and good diagnosis and wisdom in treatment.
Love that song!
Have a worry free weekend!

Barbara H. said...

I hope your borderline diagnosis doesn't cross the border. There is great comfort in that border.

So glad your family is such a wonderful support.

Susanne said...

Saying a prayer for you here too, Elizabeth! I love how that song brought comfort and peace to you as you went in for the tests. Yes, God does love you!

I have to say Facebook is something I have avoided. I don't need anything else on the computer to interest me. LOL.

Brenda said...

I rejoice with you that your diagnosis is "borderline". Ovarian cancer is so insidious you are fortunate to have such an early diagnosis.

Don't let this get you down!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks so much for letting us know, so that we can pray for you Elizabeth. I will certainly keep you lifted up in prayer. I too, am a cancer survivor. God walked with me every step of the way. I will have my 7 year anniversary in October. Praise God! Please keep us posted on your progress and know that we are all here for you. Love & blessings from NC!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Glad you shared -- now we can be in prayer. I think "borderline" would make me sigh with relief a bit, too.

Families are such a blessing, aren't they?

Keep looking up.

Karyn said...

For sure, praying for you, Elizabeth. Glad you shared this so we can pray and believe with you.

I, too, love that song!

Facebook is a mixed blessing, I think. It does connect you to people - many from our past - but it can also be a time stealer. I do not think it silly for you to give up the games for lent. I know how 'addicting' they can be.

Rest in God's love and in His heart.


Robin said...

I'll be praying for you. Medical problems are scary. Praise the Lord that He is the great physician.

Have a great weekend.

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