And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It has been a wild couple of weeks in our family....
some great and some not really great at all.

The NOT Really Great -
      The day after I finished treatment my dear sister-in law broke her right arm...that alone is pretty sucky for a right handed, artistic and crafty girl.  She was getting ready to head out for some tests on that arm and slipped breaking her arm a second place and her right leg.  Needless to say we are keeping them foremost in our prayers while we also pray for the doctors/specialists  as they scramble to find the root cause and a whole battery of tests.

     It has struck a few of us that we as a family (living 1000s of miles apart) didn't have to deal with both of these major health scares at the same time by allowing me to be done first so now we can all put our focus, faith and prayers toward my dear brothers family.  We are all acknowledging  how blessed we all are by the Lord's timing and watchful eye .

The REALLY Great-
     We just spent a great weekend with Random Wisdom and her fiancé who came up for an extended weekend.  It is so great and comforting (for a mom) to see how much they love each other and especially for witnessing the way he treats and treasures her...I couldn't ask for anything more.  The stress of a long-distance relationship and the immigration waiting game has not been easy or fun for them but the tender mercy for me "mom" is watching them resolve conflicts, short tempers, stress and frustrations and the messes they can cause on a relationship.  They are truly a team and a united unit that face these challenges together with love and laughter.  It makes my heart sing and the "mom worries" go away.  I know they are blessed to have found each other but best of all is that they know it too.....
(trials and all)