Saturday, October 18, 2014

More Results, I'm an Aunt, and all things good

So much to get out without boring you all.  So, first things first.

Karley got her blue belt at The Brick.  We were so very proud.  She also got one B and all As on her progress report.  She couldn't be doing better.  She's overcome so much.  She still has a way to go, but she's come so far.  We thank God every day for watching over our little angel.

The next day my sister started  having contractions and I had to leave to go to Atlanta for some tests.  For the first time ever, my sister and I were in hospital beds at the same time, just in different states.  On 10/14/14, I became an aunt to such a sweet and beautiful little girl, Sarah Catherine Moore.   Congratulations to Patrick and Brook Moore.  We couldn't be happier!

I missed it because Brook delivered 3 weeks early and I had scheduled my appts earlier in the month to make it.  Murphy's Law.  My parents were in NC and unable to help through my appts this time.  Luckily, I was blessed to have Stephen and Amanda there.  It was rough.

But, the good news: my colonoscopy and annual MRI both came back clear!  Stephen and I got to have lunch with Jonathan and Robyn Hicks after my appointments on Wednesday.  Jonathan is also a Stage 4 Lung Cancer survivor and is working on a short indie film, Nirvana.  The film covers, from his personal experience, the emotions felt by a cancer patient in the beginning.  His wife, Robyn, is the main character.  They are great people!

We got back Thursday and yesterday was the fall festival at Oglethorpe Point Elementary.  We went with some friends and had a great time.

Now we are looking forward to tomorrow for the St. Baldrick's event at Ocean Lodge in honor of one of Karley's school mates, Alexa.  Go Team Alexa!  Karley will be selling wristbands. So, those in the St. Simons area, come on out to Ocean Lodge at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.  It's for a good cause.  (I heard a few teachers will be shaving their heads!)

Donation link for Team Alexa

Thank you all for your continuous prayers and please don't stop.  They are working!   Please also pray for Alexa, my friend Molly who has upcoming scans, and Jon & Tina Roberts.  Jon has been so courageous as our "good morning" friend throughout this cancer journey.  I just hope he is resting well and do miss him.

Isaiah 41:10
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand."

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