February 6

This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!

I am feeling SO much better today. So much better. I have now learned one benefit from the really tough chemo days (and actually, I don’t even know that I should use that phrase, because I don’t think I have any idea what a truly “really tough chemo day” is) – and that is that a “better day” seems


Thank you, heavenly Father, for the ability to be standing and walking around, for being able to do so for several minutes at a time, even. Thank you for food TASTING good, and for the gift of it not being such a  chore to try and eat it.
Forgive me for every past whine about my weight, about my sweet tooth, about my inability to control portion sizes, about my love of carbs and especially pizza. What a gift it is to enjoy food!

Several of you have told me that you enjoy reading my writing. I am amazed. I have always been a book lover, a lover of words. When I come across a well-turned phrase, I swish it around in my brain like I imagine a wine connoiseur swishes wine around on his palatte, and it brings me such pleasure. (Clearly, I know nothing about wine tasting. I’m sure you don’t swish.)  I have always processed things by writing. I’ve always expressed emotion much better with written words than spoken.  I’ve always had a dream of writing a book.
So, to you who’ve complimented, dare I say even enjoyed my writing – that’s kinda like giving an m&m to a chocoholic, I reckon. Picture a dog getting his belly scratched and in complete delirious joy. That’s kinda what those comments do to me! 🙂  Someone even called me “eloquent” today. Such a wonderful word, eloquent. I think that’s a stretch, but it sure is nice to hear.

However, as I read your comments, e-mails, and cards – I realize many of you turn a phrase far better than I. You express your faith in such wonderful, vivid, encouraging ways, and God is using you.

I don’t have long to write today, because {insert any number of not good enough reasons} but I did post a few pictures.
Some of you have seen my (other) blog post about our sweet Anna, but some of you have not, so indulge a proud mama as I have posted a few of my favorite pictures of her. She is my beauty in heaven.
(Insert shameless plug for Katie Moseley Photography


Katie is a dear, sweet sister in Christ who volunteers her time and talents with a national service called “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” and she took these priceless photos of Anna and us as a part of that service. Katie has a gift not only for photography, but also for navigating a very difficult, emotional situation with true grace.  If you ever know someone who goes through a late miscarriage/stillbirth – please pass on the name of this service. What a precious thing they do!

I’ve also posted a picture of my port, not because it’s all that fascinating, but because my sweet Scott “fixed” it for me. We all know a good “Cars” band-aid can heal all kinds of woes, correct?

Thank you for reading my ramblings. Lots more “swishing” around up there in my noggin’, including some of my thoughts from my first day of chemo, some powerful song lyrics, and what for me were “signs” on that day, and other ideas in my head. I’ll get it all out eventually, for my own sake. If any of you enjoy it too, that’s just icing on my cake!

Much love to you all.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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