Saturday, February 23, 2013


Update:  Because of my "triple negative" breast cancer diagnosis, I will need radiation therapy even though I've already done chemo and mastectomy.  Radiation should start in a week or so, continuing every day till May.

Tomorrow I'm going to church, for the first time in a very long time.  This morning I began to be worried about remembering who sent me a card (that I might thank them when we meet), but then I realized that every single family sent me a card or a gift or a meal.


Isn't.  That.  Amazing.

And how incredibly encouraging, overwhelming, and encouraging that is, too.

I've kept every card. 

The WORDS on the outside and inside are what counts.  Things like:

*  Thinking of you and lifting you up to our loving Father.
*  I think about you a lot.
*  Hugs.
*  I am sitting here thinking of you today.
*  Your testimony of peace and trust in Our Loving Savior is a blessing to all of us.
*  I know God is with you every step of your cancer journey.
*  "I will not forget you.  Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands." 
       ~Isaiah 49

*  You're in my prayers. 
       You're in my prayers.
          You're in my prayers.

*  Thinking of you.
       Thinking of you.
          Thinking of you.


  1. I'm glad you have the support of your church family. It is amazing how people come together in a time of need. Blessings to you!

  2. Awww . . . that is so cool!  And it reminds me to remember others, too, who can use the encouragement!

  3. My old Xanga account is so rusty I don't even know what's in it!  The photo is from 2008 or so, maybe?

  4. What an encouragement!  Sometimes church families can be the least aware of what is going on.  I am so glad yours cares.