Edit...there was some other picture here that was not mine...so it is now gone. I don't know how it came on here? Please excuse the note.
It felt this jubilent!! All smiles and hugs as I finished up my last treatment on Friday April 16th 2010.
My "girls" were such a blessing each day...very caring. We had a few moments to "chat" each day and share things about our lives.
The last day was very emotional for me. These young ladies became a part of my life history. I spent every day of 6 weeks with them...each morning rising, knowing I too would have a place in their lives. As with my ladies luncheon theme "Bloom Where You Are Planted (post on my blog... A Creative Heart) I wanted to plant seeds of faith in the hearts of all those around me.
BLOOM? I did.. in my own spiritual growth...seeing God's hand in various ways in my life..revealing my weaknesses...giving me strength...courage.
Several years ago for my birthday, I received a wonderful journal called;
"The Book of Myself"....A Do-it-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions
It is broken down into three parts of your life;
Early years/childhood...Middle Years/young adult...Later Years/Full Maturity
The topics are categorized also in each section by Family, Friends, Education, Work/responsibilites and The World
Some of the questions or statements to answer are;
Some of my favorites...My mother/father's traits were.....This gift really sticks out in my memory...My Parents felt strongly about passing on these lessons..
This is one of the most important things about life... This was big news in my youth... I saw the world around me change because of this..This is something I learned the hard way...If I could do this over, I'd....These people affected my life...These people were very dear friends to me...
This person had the most impact on my life...in my youth...in my young adult life...in my elder years.
Very sobering thoughts...to enter into your own autobiography.
I wonder how many people realize you record something about THEM that will be there for others to read. How about the BOOK OF LIFE...the record GOD keeps.
These girls will be written about in my journal of life...they will forever be in my thoughts as I pray and recall their names. They were with me through a journey that required entwined hearts. They have to watch patients day in and day out face the battle of Cancer....I as a patient watched them day in and day out..care for me.
It was a blessing to have these young women care about the work they do...with smiles and friendly voices. I have heard contrary in other locations of therapy..how sad. I thank the LORD for putting me in the hands of these Proffessionals with compassionate hearts. God has surely shown his loving kindness to me.
As I continue on my Cancer Journey...I will continue to give you information the I hope will be helpful and encouraging.
(Please continue to pray for Kelly Anne Johnson as she goes into a more aggressive phase of her Chemo treatments at this time)