I went along with my mom to her oncologist appointment on the 14th and without getting in to all the details (there are lots of them), the news couldn't have been better! Praise God! She looks great, does NOT require chemo and will be on hormonal therapy for about 5 years. We couldn't be happier.
So, here's my continuing Multitude Monday post which is part of a series started years ago on Ann's wonderful, amazing blog that is a favorite of mine. If you've never checked it out, do yourself a favor and click on over. She's an amazing, gifted writer and an inspiration (not to mention a mother of 6)!
"One Thousand Gifts"::
2904. High School registration night :: how can it be true?
2905. comforting, encouraging, loving, beautiful words from a friend (thanks Katie!)
2906. a few long-separated sock pairs reunited
2907. a sparkly clean toilet
2908. Anna's afternoon magic show
2909. Sara singing "Holy, holy. God Almighty" along with JJ Heller
2910. fun news
2911. excitement for our new pastor
2912. Wednesday night at Central
2913. adorable babies
2914. my parents hard work
2915. Sara's singing -- she's always singing, that one!
2916. good news from Dr. Ogren (my mom's surgeon). No chemo. Praise God!
2917. Dr. Cheema
2918. great oncology appointment
2919. the excitement in church on Sunday
2920. the Lawrence family
2921. creative inspiration
2922. friends willing to help out
2923. Kirb :: over 20 years now and I'm still crazy about him
2924. a fun, impulsive (and safe) trip for Kirb to a basketball game at Notre Dame with a friend
2925. a friend I hadn't heard from in a long time wanting to get together
2927. warm corn bags to heat up your bed on chilly nights
2929. ABOVE zero temps after a cold snap
2930. Kirb :: my hero who came to my rescue when I couldn't get up the nerve to get out of the car after coming home late at night and seeing a BIG animal run right in front of the car and into our back yard. Thanks goodness for cell phones. I called him and he got out of bed and came out in the below zero night to walk me in and protect me from whatever creature was in our yard
2931. a chance for my dad to re-connect with his youngest brother, Brent, before he died
2932. a peaceful ending for Brent
2933. my parents home again
2934. meeting little Ella Grace (my cousin's little girl) -- what a cutie!
2935. a nice shower after a hard workout
2936. Sara NOT crawling into our bed in the middle of the night . . . for 2 nights in a row
2937. a good book
2938. being healthier
2939. the wii telling me for the first time ever that my BMI was in the "normal" range (as opposed to overweight -- which is what it has always told me in the past)
2941. book club night :: friends, laughter, fun
2942. coffee coupons + a gift card from Christmas
2943. Parenthood :: my favorite TV show. Love, love, love it!
2944. looking forward 5 weeks :: the chance to pick up a friend from the airport
2945. being available to help
2946. Kirb's "Biggest Loser" contest at work -- he's rocking it so far!
2947. re-connecting with a friend that I'd lost touch with
2949. girl friend day!
2950. HARD laughter
2951. compliments. sincere compliments
2952. a delicious cheeseburger and fries split with a friend
2953. a massage
2954. Kirb working on our taxes
2955. the beauty of freshly fallen snow
2956. a chance to see far-away family
2957. a new "job"
2958. lowering scale numbers
2959. falling snow that looks exactly like you live inside a snow globe
2960. a wonderful 600+ piece district orchestra concert :: both big girls playing their violins
2961. Lydia's fun 5th grade concert/play at school
2963. broken glasses covered under warranty
2964. creating things
Happy almost-February already, may you realize all the blessings the Lord brings your way in 2013 and take the time to make note of them.