Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rejoice in the Lord and be glad...

Our little Samson Jude is such a blessing in our family and his smile can make sunshine appear when the storm seems so dark. He is very gentle with me and will even join in with tears at times or just reach out and hold my hand.

Thank you Lord for giving us tender-funny-compassionate-little SJ and for bringing him into our family at just the right time.

My Hubs and all of the kids are doing great in supporting such a blubbering 'mama'...

The roller coaster of life's emotions right now is unbelievable (for me mostly)... I'm VERY thankful for all of you who are praying-- and have sent cards...

I keep them in a bag and read- and re-read them often...

I even sat down to sew a tiny bit... so maybe a 'scrappy' auction will come soon :)

since the surgery my eyesite has really changed! so I have a couple pair of those cute reading glasses now!!

update on the medical of my life...

I am having a port put in on Wednesday... and then my first chemo treatment on Thursday...

I am scared,

but trying to put His truth in place of my fear.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart..."


  1. Praying for you and we will be with your in prayer on Thursday!!

  2. I love the title of your post!

    When our family was living through a breast cancer diagnosis last year, I chose Philippians 4:4 as our "team" slogan: Rejoice in the Lord always.

    I can't speak about the kind of chemo that you'll be receiving, but my husband and I joked that our every other week infusion was like a date! He'd buy me scones and we'd watch t.v. on his computer. We came to ALMOST look forward to our time together, while family was spoiling our children!

    I recently read (after completing treatment) a book called "Why Not Me?" by Lori J. Miller and she summed things up for me: "In the banquet of life, God determines what we will be served. It's usually some meat, potatoes, vegetables, and dessert. I realized that I have been eating cheesecake for 34 years." (in my case, I enjoyed cheesecake for 40 years -- and even with the cancer, I'm still enjoying it!)

    Know that you and your family are in our prayers - and we'll be thinking of you extra a lot on Thursday.

    The Thomas Family