New Year

We made it through 2011 and I have some hair left, too! I can’t believe how long ago last New Year’s seems. Despite the circumstances, I am confident that 2012 will be the best year of my life. I normally have a long list of resolutions and goals, but this year I just plan to be healed, and to be the most amazing mother, daughter, wife, friend, and sister I can be.

Some people have asked for specific prayers and as we only have a week before traveling to Houston I thought I’d put them out there. I suspect I will have a PET scan or another way of searching for cancer, so we’re praying specifically that it will show supernatural healing in my spine. Chemotherapy can not destroy the cancer there, so this is asking for a miracle. James 5:15 says, “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.”  Of course, we also are praying for the doctors to be wise and that we will have clarity about what recommendations (if any), and other steps to take. Proverbs 3:7-8 says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”

They say you need to keep a sense of humor during these tough times, so I’ll end 2011 on a lighter note. I have been doing some silly things lately which I blame on a phenomenon people call “Chemo Brain”. Hopefully you can see the humor in my ditziness–here’s a list of the goofiest moves I’ve made since my diagnosis:
–used the men’s room at the Mayo Clinic (without noticing until hours later)
–put baby Naomi in her big sister’s carseat and drove down the road with her tiny peanut head peeking at me from the forward facing chair.
–put 2011 on Abigail’s 2012 birthday invtations
–forgot where I hid all the Christmas gifts (found them hours later)
–wrote a bunch of thank-you notes that disappeared…we’ll see if they reach their destinations!

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5 thoughts on “New Year

  1. Yea, you also forgot to post about when you put Naomi's monkey pajamas on Abigail and she was running around her stomach sticking out of the shirt and legs far below the leg band.

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  2. …and how on earth do you make time to write such thoughtful thank you cards with two young children and all you are juggling? (i can say that one made it to vt!) you are superwoman, it's official! thanks for inspiring us on a number of levels. all the very best to you in 2012 and best wishes to you on your upcoming trip. xo

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  3. I had cancer in 1980 and it was a eye opener for me .I had 3 children still at home .I remember praying if I can just get them through high School .Now most of their children are through school .Prayers are answered .we will pray for your family .I still remember like it was yesterday .

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