Last Sunday we celebrated my nephew, Will's 5th birthday. Mom missed it she is still in Fiji visiting:) It is so easy to make kids happy at this age, they are not as picky- he was just a happy camper:) Time really does fly- I still remember like it was yesterday the day that he was born:) My Dad is just a the proudest grandpa ever. He remembers all Will's little milestones and truth be told Will loves his grandpa a little more than any of us:) These moments are too precious.
Wow my 12 year old cousin is now taller than my sister. My sister cannot believe how Tyler has grown taller. The womenfolks are getting shorter:) It was just a nice time to spend with family and just enjoy good food. Chemo is starting soon:P and food will not be the top of my list.
I finally spoke to Mom over the phone yesterday. My Dad had called her on Wednesday to tell her about my illness and she had wanted to talk to me. So finally spoke with her last night- I think she was really anxious and she wanted to make sure I was ok. Moms will be Moms:) We talked last night and I think she was relieved that I was not hysterical about my situation. I feel so much peace this time around. God is good! We chatted and laughed- she is already in a hurry to get back to the US to be there for me during my treatment. I love my Mom, I am a grown woman but I still need my Mom around:) She is always the voice of reason.
I have always been an independent person- I hate to be a burden to anyone else- if I can do it by myself, I will but if I need help I will ask for it. Never be too proud to ask for help. It is not a sign of weakness. I had to learn that the hard way- that was a hard pill to swallow.
Starting treatment this coming Monday. They are doing a lumbar puncture on me to check if it has spread to my spine. I have never had one done before and I am not looking forward to it. I have been getting shots countless times this week- good thing I don't bruise:) I heard that it gives people headaches and it hurts:P when they get the LP. After that appointment I am off to start radiation on my eye- yay!! I have heard a lot of negative reports lately but "whose report will you believe? We shall believe the report of the Lord!"
My birthday is coming up on the 19th of August and I am planning to spend it with my hubby and my family:) I am going to be 27- oohh I am getting old- 3 more years and I will be 30. Life is such a great gift. Health is a great gift! Never take that for granted. To top it off- God gave you the freedom of choice- to choose at your will. Isn't God good? But never forget you will be answerable to those choices that you make. God bless!