That quote is running through my head constantly as I have learned I must endure one more surgery soon to repair the "too quickly" sewing up job they had to do of my last surgery due to my respiratory failure.
Why the movie... because this AWESOME book was just released about the behind-the-scenes making of the film, and I got a hard copy of it for my birthday. It was the most delightful and cheering thing I've read in so long. Well-written, endearing, and full of fabulous tales and secrets and surprises about the making of the movie.
|If you order this through Amazon, please go through Sarah's blog as a favor to me. Because of her, I had so much prayer support this past summer (and still do), you could just feel the energy in the hospital room.|
So.... I have the surgery consult tomorrow. My spirit is wounded and my flesh is weak. I am still greedy for your prayers. Selfish in just wanting to get back to being a mama who can be just a simple, homemaking mama. Trying to avoid being terrified, and anxious, and gripey about this STILL not being all behind me... And still trying to come to terms with LIFETIME infusions every four weeks as well as serious GI issues. But I have been doing my research and I am far better off than many with my issues. Your prayers are working and have worked.
So... let's get upbeat again. I drove again for the first time today and husband said I did fine.
I lost my hair. Sound upbeat? It's not, really. I had just grown it out for FOUR years (since I lost it last time due to chemo), and was two inches from my goal length. So vain. Such vanity and emptiness. It was not too difficult to come to terms with the fact it was all coming out. But... my husband bought me, after much consideration on what we were going to do, a "new do" for my birthday--'cause we still don't know yet if it's going to ever grow back. It's the same length and color as what I had before, but with more layers and lighter highlights on top. Whatcha think?
Still upbeat: Thank you all for the continued prayers. They are needed much and immensely. My husband still does not have a new permanent job (he was supposed to start a new job in FL the day after I fell ill). Praying for an offer soon!
I'll post an update after surgery. Pray for peace and patience, and strength of spirit. I'm so impatient to get my "littles" (as well as my bigger ones) back on track and get our whole family back into a season of peace and rest and routine.
More happy: Here's my curly-top, swirly-top, Millie Jewel. She is now six months old and pretty darn good at sitting, and trying her darnedest to crawl. I need to call her "Millie Drool." I never used bibs at all with my previous six children, but this girl soaks up to 8 a day. I ordered her a "genuine Baltic Amber" necklace that is supposed to help. Well, the internet reviews go like this: 85% of the people rave and swear by it, and 15% of the people say it's absolute baloney. No in-betweens. Funny thing is, this percentage of reviews didn't change much whether there were reviews on the product proving it was "fake" (meltable plastic beads instead of real amber) or real, or a mixture of both (amber and plastic together). Go figure. Worth a shot though, but made sure I ordered the real deal. Any opinions on this?
|Look at that adorable curl on the top of her head! I just LOVE it!|
|Here's her new Umai Authentic Baltic Amber teething necklace. Again, if you want to buy one after reading the reviews and intend to buy on Amazon, please go to Amazon through Sarah's Blog.|
More happy: I joined The Honest Company. They have a bundle and autoship program for the CUTEST diapers on the planet (with terrific wipes) made with eco-friendly, super baby-safe, non-harmful, and biodegradable materials. Less than $20 a week. Every bit as good as Pampers. Arrive at my doorstep exactly when I command them to through a very easy-to-use website, and I can change my shipment date at any time. I haven't had one leak and the prints make me SOOOO happy. So glad this company came around in time for my last little one.
If you're interested in joining, use this link, because I'll get a $20 friend credit. Did I mention, you can get a sample pack for "free" ($5.95 shipping) to try for yourself? That's how I was double-convinced. You can get lots of different sample packs. They carry all sorts of eco-friendly products.
In the meantime... I'm returning all your prayers for me. But keep 'em coming, PUHLEEZ! I'm desperate. Ingesting the Word as much as possible right now to strengthen my spirit and praying for God's complete healing.
May God's blessing be upon you all, and if you have requested any specific prayers from me, you are getting them! The rest of you readers, get them anyway. Thank you for all the encouragement and prayer support, and even other support (gifts in the mail and donations on the website). I'm eternally grateful to you all.