Tag: Faith

Earth’s Crammed With Heaven

My alarm went off at 6 a.m. this morning. Ugh. Too early, especially when I didn’t sleep well last night. In fact, none of us slept well. We had to be at the Cancer Center at 8:30 a.m. It is difficult to get up…

The Gopher and the Flower

Yesterday was a very bad day for JJ. He was restless and fretful and fought nausea all day. He finally ended up vomiting. A lot of times a person feels better afterwards, but JJ continued to feel nauseous. At bedtime I gave him his…

A Special Time of Love

We do not have a “set in stone” appointment time for JJ’s injections this week, so I woke my guys up around 8 a.m., and we got in the car about 9-ish for the drive to the Cancer Center. We figured that arriving at…

Chinese Takeout

Yesterday afternoon JJ had a two-hour session of Chemotherapy. The Infusion area was very, very busy and we were tucked into a little room in a corridor that I didn’t know existed. We had a new nurse named Kim. She was sweet. Sam the…

Kvetching Order

Yesterday was a quiet day, relatively speaking. It was one of the quietest days we’ve had in a long time. We didn’t have to go anywhere. It snowed all Saturday and Sunday. I’m not sure how many inches of snow we got. I heard…

The Night Before Chemo…

I combined Saturday and Sunday’s events into this one post. Saturday Staying up until the wee hours of the morning was a mistake because EJ and I had to get up at 6:30 a.m. to take the car to the service center at the…

A Fellowship of Friends

Yesterday evening JJ and I were relaxing at home when the power unexpectedly went out and we were plunged into deep darkness. Since there were no storms or anything, we weren’t prepared for a power outage. I used my cell phone to find 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…

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…

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,…

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…

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