Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth

It is the 4th of July. Here in Brevard, we have quite a celebration. There are 5K and 10K races, a festival downtown with booths of all sorts, and a good fireworks display after dark. It's always hot, fun, and worth the time. Not bad for a small town in NC.

I just booked airline tickdts for Boston for the end of the month. I can't wait to go see my sister in Rutland, MA. She works there on a Heifer International Educational Farm as the livestock manager. We will be staying on the farm for a week. We will volunteer and help her get her chores done each day, so I'm packing my good ol' Muck Boots. We will also go into Boston and other places around there. I know that we are going into Vermont to the Morgan Horse Association headquarters. I haven't been to Vermont before and hear that it is beautiful. Good thing it is summer. This southern girl would be a popsicle.

Enjoy your day. I am feeling great, and can't wait to get out there and see friends, hear music, and celebrate being an American!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


I wish I could make myself be consistent about blogging. I do it in spurts. I don't know why. I have had a few things that have taken precedence. I found out that I have cancer back in February. I have been a bit preoccupied with that. I am taking chemo treatments every three weeks and will end those on the 30th of this month. The kind of cancer I have is unknown. It had already metasticised to my lymph nodes, my liver and my lung. The prognosis wasn't good, but I am responding to treatments very well, and I believe I am going to beat this thing. I believe in God and one of his names is Great Physician. I know that many, many people are praying for me, and my last CT scan showed good progress in the decrease of disease.

Here are some of the things that suck about cancer:

1. chemo for 6 hours at a time

2. my skin is a weird color

3. I get tired sometimes

4. I used to throw up alot


Here are some of the good things that have happened because of me having cancer:

1. I don't have to shave

2. I get to take naps any time I want

3. I have started exercising and my body is getting stronger

4. I have a great hat collection

5. I have seen the truly good side of people - true compassion

6. I have a wonderful family

7. My faith has grown by leaps

I plan to fight and beat this thing no matter how long it takes. I feel great. God has blessed me.

The picture is one of me after I lost my hair. I am holding a lovely little baby who is the child of my friend Erin. She took the picture.