New Life

I knew in my mind that my lymph nodes were clear and felt such relief.  Relief that words just can't do justice for, BUT the other part of me was still waiting for the other shoe to drop...the news that there was some micro-invasion and I would need chemotherapy.  Still better than lymph nodes but not happy news.

 Beautiful gift from a friend the day I heard the awesome news.

Beautiful gift from a friend the day I heard the awesome news.

WELL, my general contractor called me and told me there is NO MORE CANCER!  NONE. NOTHING LEFT!  Can you believe that!?  Our God is a MIGHTY MIGHTY GOD.  He answered prayers abundantly more than I even imagined He would.  The prayers of all of you mighty pink prayer warriors have been answered.  Spread the awesome news!  My cancer was very early and stayed contained so the whole story is a God story!

I go back to the Reconstruction Man next week and my need one more surgery as some skin may not survive.  It not we just cut it off and start over.  I'm ok with this.  No cancer is worth it.  I have no regrets about being this aggressive.  None.

The waterworks still come and go without warning.  Emotions all over the place.  My mind is not as clear most days as I would like.  After effects of anesthesia and poor sleep more nights than not.  Imagine sleeping on your back all night.  That part is hard.  We wedge me in with blankets and pillows so I can't roll over.  A literal pig in a blanket.  

I still have babysitters which I'm super thankful for.  I can't reach up in cabinets or shower by myself.  My friends and family and in laws have bathed me, shaved me and dressed me.  Put ointment on my wounds.  Kept the kitchen and house clean.  Being helpless makes you appreciate the community who loves me.

I still get pink reminders and encouragements.  Somewhere there's a football team wearing hot pink socks to be part of my fight club.  I don't even know any of these boys but they are out there being sweet on the field while girls in the stands hold up signs that say Sondie's Fight Club. That people want to pay it forward is amazing to me.  I pray blessings on every one of you and that some day your kindness will come right back to you when you need it most.

 pink pumpkin with a pumpkin heirloom candle, smells like friendship!

pink pumpkin with a pumpkin heirloom candle, smells like friendship!

Listen to Lauren Daigle's I Will Trust in You. This has been my theme song since August.  May it speak to your soul.  Sorry but I can't get the link to work.  Just google her!

As your weekend plays itself out take time to enjoy the fall weather.  Take time to thank our Good Good Father above that even in times of afflictions He is ever present.  Take time to be His hands and feet to someone in need.

Take. Time.