Don’t count the days, make the days count. Sometimes easier said than done, right? I think we all try to do this for the most part. But let’s face it, life has a way of making things very challenging. I’m not talking about the frustration that comes with two vacuum cleaners and a carpet cleaner all breaking down within the same week ( yes it really happened to us very recently, ugh). I’m talking about the parts of life that are so messy even a Dyson cyclone can’t clean it up. The mess that breaks our hearts, that brings us to our knees, the mess that brings tears, and saddened hearts……
Our daughter Tiffany has two brain tumors…. Okay, there it is, I finally let it out! She has one on each side of her pituitary gland. The doctors don’t think they have metastasized ( which is good news) she will need brain surgery and possibly radiation treatments.
As a parent with health challenges. I spend a lot of time asking to carry the burden of health challenges with the hopes our family will not have to. But, as you are aware, challenges face us regardless of our prayers and wishes. Hubby has serious health challenges ( COPD and Rheumatoid Arthritis) and our daughter has Systemic Lupus. She actually had a tumor on her pituitary glad a few years ago. It was treated with medication therapy and it shrunk.
These new tumors one on each side of her pituitary gland are a bit different from each other, one is filled with what we hope is blood. They were found during a recent MRI follow up for her continued health care. Hubby and I are praying more than usual that these will be removed safely and with no further treatment. I ask you to please add her to your prayers. I promise to keep you posted over the next few weeks as things unfold.
Dee, one of hubby’s very best friend ( friends for 27 years) passed away a couple of weeks ago. It was a heart crushing blow. He leaves behind a wife, grown children, grandchildren and a loving family and an extended family through loving friends.
We attended his celebration of life ceremony. A first for hubby and I. It was a remarkable jaw dropping celebration of a man who touched many lives. There was live music, wine , beer and appetizers. There were rooms filled with mementos, photos videos and more. It would not have been appropriate to take photos but it was all an amazing experience. Please join me in prayer for his lovely wife, family and friends who miss him terribly.
Larry, one of my oldest and dearest friends ( almost 40 years) has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. We are all heartbroken. He is an amazing man and a true and loving friend. He has battled quadriplegia and other health problems for many years ( a result of a motorcycle accident). Please join me in prayer as he makes some difficult choices and pray for his loving wife, family and friends.
Please send prayers, healing thoughts and energy our way and I’ll see you tomorrow for the TFT party.