Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Reminding Myself

I have to remind myself to breathe in

listen to God

learn from the things I have been through

always listen

listening is the key

to understanding

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Loving Friends

It is amazing when I think back on how my friends have prayed for me. When I had no idea why I was so tired, you all held me up in prayer. Thanks for being strong for me when I was weak! I love you all.

Debby, you are an angel! Even when I know you didn't understand how I felt, you were there for me. In the pic, Debby and her son Michael. :)

Have a great birthday J! Thank you for always being my friend and all you do for everyone!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Poetry by Emma


I saw a tree

it wanted to talk to me

it wanted to see

what I would be

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy 83rd birthday to my Daddy!!! Love you! Live life to the fullest, everyday find a way to follow a dream, to make someone smile, just to be happy and show love!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

End of Fatigue

I really have so much to be thankful for......I can't even begin to mention everything. It is great to finally NOT be tired. I am sore from surgery but up and hanging out with my kids. It is wonderful to have the energy to keep going all day and actually enjoy it rather than wondering how I was going to find the energy. I have always loved writing and have positive thoughts but I was always tired and I didn't know why. Now I know why. A benign liver tumor that wasn't leaving much room in my abdomen. Thank you God. I am now enjoying every minute of my life and I hope to help others too. It is always worth it to keep digging for the cause of fatigue. There is always a reason. I am blessed, grateful and thankful. Photo by sweet Kim who is so nice to think to take pictures for me!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I haven't been writing much during my recovery from surgery. I have 3 and a half weeks to go until I can even lift a milk carton. This is kinda making me a little down because I like to be the mom and be able to help. I will now have so much more empathy for anyone going through a big surgery. I am thankful about how far I have come and still a little anxious about the next three weeks. I am still having pain from the incision which was rather large but I am off of the narcotic pain pills (thank you God). It is hard feeling dependent on others. Very humbling. With all of that said, I'm thanking God everthing went okay. I just hope I don't have to do it again for a looooonnnnnnggggg time!
oh, the picture is me, finally feeling human again.

Yay, Emma is home!

I so missed Emma while she was away at camp! I am so glad to have her back! The picture is Emma with her friend Victoria and sis Ellie!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Every Day

Everyday is a chance to make someone else smile! Everyday is a chance to be a friend! What an awesome opportunity!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lessons and Butterflies

Once you turn into a butterfly, everything will be easier because you can FLY! Hang in there through the lessons because it is the lessons that make you beautiful!

Can you see the heart in the watermelon? We are given signs all of the time and the joy is in finding them!