Thursday, January 17, 2019

Results and Lung Cancer Living

Well, this has been probably the longest amount of time I've gone without blogging.  So, of course at the end I will send you into picture overload.  I feel like the holidays where a whirlwind.  One day, I want to just relax and enjoy them.  I've been so busy since November, my body is literally done.  It says "no mas, you must rest". 

So, since my last blog, one of Karley's best lifelong friends, Bella, moved to North Carolina.  They reunited with the other part of their trio, Lydia, and had a sleepover and a pizza party to send her off.  She'll be back, but now Karley's trio is spread out so far.  They will be forever friends, I can tell.

Karley and I went to Atlanta Christmas day to visit with my family.  Josh joined us for an evening of fun and entertaining times as always in our crazy household.  My sister got me the pants I needed, don't worry, I'll post a picture.  I know you guys are dying to see them.

I found out an old friend's son died in a car accident 3 days before Christmas, her only child.  She's my age.  I'm so glad Amanda and I could be there for her and were able to plan the services and perform them ourselves.  A special thanks to Jennifer Shaeffer, Big Ron, Ashleigh, Conner, and Kat for all the help you gave Dawn, Amanda and me.  My mind can't go to where her's is at now.  I'm praying for her strength and peace.  No parent should have to bury their own child.  It was one of the saddest holidays. 

My friend Jennifer came down for NYE.  We went a little to hard the night before so watched Bird Box and some other shows on Netflix and were out by 10 pm.  We think we can do it again the next night every time.  I keep forgetting we aren't in our 20s.  I'm so glad she was able to visit and we will do much more when she comes again.

Finally, my baby girl turned 14 on the 1/15.  We celebrated by taking her to her favorite sushi restaurant.  We may have totally different worlds, but John and I will always be there together for Karley and I'm so glad each of us is dating people that understand that and love Karley too.  I'm grateful we all get along so well. 

And oh yeah, I totally forgot, my scans are still stable.  Now I'm able to go every 5 months instead of 3!  I can't thank you all enough for your continuous prayers and emotional support.  It's a roller coaster for sure, but I'm enjoying the ride until the end.  Please pray for a few lung cancer friends with some difficulties as of late, my friend whose son passed, and another friend just diagnosed with breast cancer.  Cancer sucks.  Losing a child...I can't even.  Please continue your prayers for our family too.   They always mean so much.  Thank you Lord for all of my blessings.  Also having a double sleepover this weekend.  Prayers appreciated!

Oh yeah, pretty sure my sister is a spider monkey...picture below to prove.

Time for pic overload

Karley turned 14!

Bella's Going Away Party and the Trio

Sitting in the same order

Catching up with Old Friends

Christmas 2018

Gage's Celebration of Life - So young

Scan Pleasantries

And....my sister, the spider monkey and her husband.  They are so cute!