Friday, December 21, 2012

Imagine the JOY of entering into a lovely paradise as this!

Surely HEAVEN is a most GLORIOUS place to think upon...

Oh but this is just a glimpse from a  man's perspective...or mine actually.

I have had the wonderful opportunity to share my story about Stephen which is why I started this blog to begin with... To reach out to others in their struggles..trials and face them in FAITH and to be watchful...mindful of GOD's Glory and Graces all around us daily.

As I look at this picture...such Peace comes..Such fragrant aroma of serenity...the the lovely path of floral and color...such lightness of heart.

Oh...NO Sorrow..there...NO sadness..NO pain....

Revelations 21:4   And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying. neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

I have always love this verse...

As we think of the children killed in the tragedy at school..or any loss to us...


Knowing that children....have an instant place with the LORD.

No more suffering....such innocence...

God Be with all of you who have suffered a loss of a child...

and my the GOD of all HOPE comfort and strengthen you daily.

God bless

Monday, August 27, 2012

Feeling pretty good right now!


This is ZIGGY...quite at home now with us.

I feel about this way now~! AMEN..Praise the LORD!

A couple months of trying the new Synthroid night regime and it's working great!

I had a bout with my Fibromyalgia however...Not nice. My trigger finger ended up with a Cortisone shot...not as bad as the knee shot..but, lets say "oooh that was a smartie"! It has made a huge difference. Took a couple weeks to be fully move able without it "triggering". But, then, my knee decided at that same doctor visit to cause concern. I decided to ride er' MRI..I did have xray and nothing showed up

and sure my husband and I thought. FIBRO. SIGH.

It has been working on healing...prayer and carefulness of the knee.

I am slowly but wait patiently now on any hurting issues..since FIBRO comes in flare ups and passes some quickly...some I have had for months. Just so strange. But, tolerable. Thank the LORD.

It is kind of embarrassing as I have read of others too...when you have an ace bandage here and there!! From time to time. WHAT is your PROBLEM LADY!

At least, my friends know me...

Fibromyalgia also can come with Hypothyroidism. So there ya have it. My long term Diagnosis.

I am soooo VERY THANKFUL for my husband. He always helps me when I need it. No questions..he just does. Whaatta MAN. YES, a MAN...M...A...N. who helps his Wife. With Fibro..REST is the most helpful.

He has a wonderful testimony of Godliness for me...and for his sacrificial ways ... not boasting or having to prove his manliness. HE IS A MAN..and HE is a kind HELPER to a wife's needs.. I have told him often.."I'll do that"..."NO, you go put your feet up and REST"...."I did dishes as a kid..I worked in the kitchen at a restaurant in my teens. I can certainly do dishes for my wife"!! AMEN like I said...

WHAATTA MAN!! I love HIM..for who he friend and husband.

Thank you for stopping by..I pray the information here is helpful to someone Else's health issues.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thyroid Med Remedy!

I am so thrilled to write that taking my Synthroid at NIGHT has made a world of difference for me!

I have slept better, my energy levels have picked up and my nails (us women!) look the best they have been in years! Growing and look HEALTHY.

I did research...seems my hobby as of late. ..and found information on taking the meds at night.  This may not help everyone so NOTE this please. The second night my heart was racing..but after that I was fine. Could be my body was adjusting to the change.

At night, I don't have to worry about when to not eat food...when to take other meds. Now, I can take it a couple hours or just at bedtime and my stomach has no food nor meds to conflict with absorption. SO GLAD I found this a book found at a thrift store!!  What a find!

I am hoping triggier finger ailment will heal itself (though I did have to get the dreaded Cortizone shot in the finger!) Yes, it hurts...but worth the pain to have it releave the ongoing pain issue. I can now move my finger and now, once in a while it gets caught in the joint.

I am hoping to update all my blogs.

If  you are a follower..THANK YOU and I hope to hear from you.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Trigger Finger. 
A new condition, I am assuming is coming from my Thyroid condition.

I am currently keeping it as much as possible in a splint. Resting the joint in my ring finger of the right hand..naturally the dominate hand!!

I will soon be contacting an orthopedic doctor or evaluation..hoping to avoid surgery.

This is a brand new subject for me. I have never heard of this condition before.

In wearing the of course draws attention...WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU???

Break a finger??

So when you say TRIGGER FINGER...a questionable SMILE, come on!

NO..REALLY..that IS what it is called.  It becomes quite a funny conversation!

So now..those who know...get the quick draw of my Trigger Finger GUN!

We laugh... laughing matter with the splint off. Very painful and I'm afraid getting worse. The stiffness of the finger now...gets stuck so that I have to take the other hand to PRY it open. Feels as though it will break.

Yes..time to see the doc.

I do appreciate your prayers concerning this. Has hampered my ability to write on my blogs and especially my desire to continue my study on Women of the Bible on THIS IS THE DAY.

If you are here..

Thank you for stopping by..You are appreciated!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


My follow up TWO YEAR mark exams are the ALL CLEAR!!!

Thanking the LORD for the good report...and the many friends who have kept me in their prayers. THANK YOU!!!

After FIVE years I will be considered in remission.



Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I posted this same photo on my This is the day blog...however..

HERE it is to CELEBRATE the good news that upon Kelly's recent Cancer was found!!! AMEN.

She had more test to go through for various things..some side affects of treatments. Please keep her in prayer.

and for me...

Monday I return to my Breast Cancer Surgeon for another mammogram and followup.

It has been TWO YEARS for both Kelly and I from our diagnosis...

Thank you for your prayers...


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Memory...Diagnosis

This month marks the time...two years ago, I was diagnosed with invasive Breast cancer.

At the time, I had no idea what I was going to face in this dreadful disease that afflicts so many.

INVASIVE...not a good word to hear in Cancer.

BREAST CANCER...runs in my family.

My husband and I patiently sat in the waiting room to hear further information on what my treatments would entail.

SURGERY....what kind? Consultation with surgeon to follow.

OPTIONS..thankful we have them. DECISIONS....what is best for...ME?

SUNDAY PREACHING....Three Reasons We Suffer.

1. Your own transgressions
2. Your adversary to "TEST" your FAITH.
3. Bring GLORY to GOD by showing HIS strength, power and YOU!

A look at the sufferings of Paul the Apostle.

I remember the sufferings of Missionary Hudson Taylor.

When a new born Christian...I asked my husband ...WHY??

I could not then....THEN. Comprehend the reasons, the suffering and pain the heartache..the toil. own turn came.

Not with Breast Cancer. But a son born with Downs Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. He would not live long. Nine Months after birth...he died.

The precious "lost" soul of a nurse was saved.

I'm thankful my that of GOD's GRACE at such a time.

WHY??? GOD's Divine purposes.

My FAITH was indeed tested. The adversary worked hard as well..sifting as wheat.

God's Glory? You ask?

AT SUCH A TIME??? FAITH strengthened with comfort, hope and courage. My FAITH revealed even to myself that it was REAL and full of power, even yet unbeknownst to me. It was working in me.

Again it would work in me...through my Breast Cancer Journey.

FAITH...would I trust GOD again...with my life...with my future...with HIS purpose?

A friend wrote me a song...PEACE AT SUCH A TIME.

Yes, again it came. It was there in full assurance. COURAGE to believe and endure.

Surgery would remove a mastectomy.

I chose to read Psalm 55: 18, 22 before bed the night before surgery.

The surgery showed invasive...

January 20th pathology report... not in my lymph nodes.

January 55th Birthday

January 25th surgeon appointment(the day my son died years earlier)

NOTE** #5 is GRACE
20 = 5 x 4 25 = 5x5 55 = 5 x 10

I'm thankful my MEMORY is that of God's Grace shown to me at such a time.

A Diagnosis that now is a memory for me. A memory of HIS GRACE.

Through one trial and test of faith...death came.

Through was spared.

GOD's work and will performs HIS good purpose. Romans 8:28

We must believe it and trust HIM...

He will give you GRACE in time of need.

He will give you STRENGTH, COURAGE and HOPE.

Have no Fear. Jesus in near.

LIFE...will you fear and not let GOD show you HIS care...HIS work and HIS promises???

This life is a testing ground...of how you will live it. How you will affect others. And...what will you do with Jesus?

Hymn What Will You Do With Jesus?
Albert B. Simpson 1843-1919

Jesus, I give thee my heart to-day!
Jesus I'll follow Thee all the way.
Gladly obeying Thee! "will you say,
This will I do with Jesus!

What will you do with Jesus? Neutral you can not be;
Some day your heart will be asking, "What will He do with me?"

Take the LORD JESUS a your Saviour today..not at this "season" but for all eternity!!!

I pray this post is an encouragement to believe and trust and REJOICE.

Memories can be full of GRACE.