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Being a Mom With Cancer

During my college course SMAD 256: Principles of Advertising, our professor organized us into groups and we competed to have our campaign chosen by the University Health Center. I will say that the class was challenging and a little stressful, but in a fun way. Once, as my group (which happened to be comprised of all women) met to brainstorm logos for our “agency,” one woman confessed, “Guys, I don’t know why I’m doing this. All I want to do is be a mom.” I remember looking at her wide-eyed, shocked.  Continue reading “Being a Mom With Cancer”

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Last Saturday morning I took a shower, and I was like, “Oh boy. There it goes.” Lots of hair was coming out in my hands.  Continue reading “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

My First Chemo Treatment

My first chemotherapy treatment was almost two weeks ago, on July 22. This is a recap of what went down.  Continue reading “My First Chemo Treatment”

Getting Ready for Chemotherapy

I wanted to call this post “STOP. Chemo Time!” but I was concerned readers wouldn’t get the MC Hammer reference. Would you have?! (Respond in the comments below. Wink.) Continue reading “Getting Ready for Chemotherapy”

A Cool Post From She Reads Truth

…I don’t think God spreads our faces across a board, separating His children into categories of “suffering” and “celebrating.” Instead, He just claims us as “His,” over and over again…

Read the full devotional here: http://shereadstruth.com/2016/07/14/paul-taken-to-rome/

(It’s really good.)

Words of Encouragement I Read This Morning

From Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling:

I have promised to meet all of your needs according to My glorious riches. Your deepest, most constant need is for My Peace. I have planted Peace in the garden of your heart, where I live; but there are weeds growing there too: pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief. I am the Gardener, and I am working to rid your heart of those weeds. I do My work in various ways. When you sit quietly with Me, I shine the Light of My Presence directly into your heart. In this heavenly Light, Peace grows abundantly and weeds shrivel up. I also send trials into your life. When you trust Me in the midst of trouble, Peace flourishes and weeds die away. Thank Me for troublesome situations; the Peace they can produce far outweighs the trials you endure.

Scripture cited:

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentarily  troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

Surgery and Oncology and Parenting, Oh…My…

On the way back from one of my appointments this week I saw a squirrel shimmying across a telephone wire. The squirrel had a wide distance to cover. It looked precarious to me, and a bit unnatural. I would have preferred to see that squirrel in a tree.

But I knew it would make it across the wire.

Continue reading “Surgery and Oncology and Parenting, Oh…My…”

Stormy Weather: A Biopsy Story, Part 2 of 2

You can read Part 1 here

On Monday, June 20 I had a biopsy of THE LUMP. My reaction to the biopsy was “Thank goodness for numbing medicine.” I was also encouraged because I watched the biopsy on the ultrasound screen, and the lump seemed really movable. Based on my unscientific Internet research, tumors are more “locked in.”     Continue reading “Stormy Weather: A Biopsy Story, Part 2 of 2”

Stormy Weather: A Biopsy Story, Part 1 of 2

A month ago, I found A LUMP. I was a little concerned, but I decided to give it a week for a couple of reasons: Continue reading “Stormy Weather: A Biopsy Story, Part 1 of 2”

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