Month: November 2013

Whirlwind of Busyness

The last week has been a whirlwind of busyness. The busyness exhausts us, but mostly our spirits are good. Monday morning JJ had an appointment with the surgeon who will be putting in the port on this coming Tuesday. He showed us what a…

The Adventurers

Writing about stories and adventures made me think of a couple of poems I wrote a couple of years ago. They were inspired by The Hobbit and my own life. I’ve really always been quite a Hobbit at heart. The Adventurer I sit by the fire…

In-Between Chapters

Today was extremely busy. This morning I washed our clothes at the laundromat. I told EJ that he didn’t have to go with me since he had just woke up and his back hurt, but when I got to the laundromat I realized I…

Appointment Controller

I am beginning to feel like an air traffic controller, only I am directing appointments instead of airplanes. So many appointments are being set up now, and I have to try to make sure they don’t collide with each other. It’s hectic. We had…

A Question of Faith

From a young age, I’ve asked God to please teach me His truth and His ways. I also asked Him to make me Real. For years my family has prayed together that God would “teach us His truth and help us follow Him no…

No Rest for the Weary

Poor EJ has been working overtime lately, which is very helpful financially, but difficult on him physically. He is incredibly exhausted and his back is threatening to go out because he doesn’t have time to rest it. I was hoping we could stay home…

Chemo Class

This morning we attended Chemo Class at the Cancer Center. I woke a little after 7 a.m. I planned to wake my guys up at 8 a.m. so we could leave at 9 a.m. to attend the 10 a.m. class that would teach us…

A Special Kind of Hell

We haven’t slept well since we heard on Friday that the cancer has spread into JJ’s back. The doctor explained that the cancer is in lymph nodes near his lungs and too close to his spine to remove until after the chemo shrinks it….

Real and Imaginary

Last night when EJ came home from work, he asked if I knew where the binoculars were because Jupiter was very bright in the sky. We’ve always enjoyed looking at the stars, and EJ had permanent orders to wake us up if he notices…

The Cancer Center

This morning JJ had his first appointment at the Cancer Center. JJ was given pages and pages of forms to fill out. While he was busy writing, I observed the people in the waiting room. I pondered that every person there was fighting the…

Going on a Bear Hunt

This morning I went shopping for a few groceries. Usually EJ goes with me and it becomes a fun experience instead of a chore, but he and JJ were sleeping so I went alone. I knew that if I didn’t get the groceries today,…

JJ’s Cat

Yesterday when I got back from the post office, I found a drop of blood that was slightly smaller than a dime on the floor. I thought that probably one of the cats had injured himself, so I began to search for more drops,…

Journey Stories

I really enjoy stories about journeys because I can very easily relate to them and find wisdom and courage for life through them. There are a lot of wonderful journey stories, but today I’d like to focus on just a couple and what I…

The Havdalah Wine

As a family, studying Hebrew has deepened our understanding of Scripture and our faith in many ways. Several years ago, we began to celebrate Shabbat, which begins on Friday evening with a romantic candlelight dinner with God during which wine and special Challah Bread…

Night and Day

In attempt to find something that we can enjoy while JJ is fighting cancer, we have signed up for free trial months of Amazon Prime and Netflix. We had talked about getting Amazon Prime for a couple of years because we often shop on…

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