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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, August 31, 2012

Bumps in the Road

Cancer Institute.  These words have a new meaning to me.  While trying to determine where to go yesterday, a sweet lady offered to direct us.  She said, "Hopefully this is just a wake up call."  

For some reason, I felt that cancer would never affect my family.  Did I ever truly think that people volunteered for it?  Of course not. 

After talking with the doctor yesterday I do feel much better about my surgery.  God willing, my tumor is benign.  It can change, though, so the surgery is not truly elective.

  I can think of a million and one things I'd rather be doing that day.  Fasting, getting up at the crack of dawn and then having my face/neck cut open?  Good times.  

I am so blessed to have this option, though.  

I listened to the wind in the trees today and marveled at the gorgeous blue sky.  I sat in my back yard and watched the moon.  Tonight I am going to let the falling rain lull me to sleep. 

All of them gifts.

  Speaking of gifts.  My girls. They are the best things that have ever happened to me.  I love them so much that it hurts sometimes.  We have quite a weekend planned.  Sewing, crafts, movies and plans to create the Pioneer Woman's French Toast, Kid Friendly Pasta and Prairie Sushi.

My amazing husband said he's going to take care of me through all this.  He has been there every step of the way.  The crying.  The fretting.  The worries.  He is like no other man I have ever known.   (He's pretty darn cute, too.;))  Love you, Sweetie.

God has blessed me over and over and over again.  This is just a bump in the road.  I used to love those Choose Your Own Adventure books as a child (but this is definitely not an adventure I would choose).  My first reaction was fear, but I've drawn closer to the Lord and it feels so good.  Bumps on the road of life are not easy but they are there for a reason.  

Try to take your bumps in stride.  God is always there to carry you until you're stronger.:)


michelle edwards joy said...

I love you my dear, sweet friend.

~The Robins Nest~ said...

I have a strong feeling it isn't cancer sis! I am glad you are grabbing the bull by the horns and getting this taken care of. Text me and let me know when the surgery will be. I will be praying as always. I love you bunches.

Lindsay-ann said...

You are going to sail right over those bumps Lori. I just know it :) Continuing to pray for you dear sister.

Lindsay-ann said...

You are going to sail right over those bumps Lori. I just know it :) Continuing to pray for you dear sister.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Michelle- I love you, too. Using this time to draw closer to God which is a pretty fabulous place to be- any time.:) Miss you! When are you coming up here again? Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Robin- Thank you so much for always keeping in me your prayers, Sis. You are so dear to me! Glad you have a feeling this is going to turn out alright. I've never known you to be wrong!:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Lindsay- Thank you for putting up with me the past few weeks! You have been such an encourager! Love you... Lori

April said...

Yoiu are going to be A-OK, Lori...I just know it! God has your back...and so do we! Big hugs, my friend, now and in the coming days! Keep the FAITH!

April said...

Oh...and sending lots of prayers up on your behalf! :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

April- Thanks so much! I love your attitude- it's making me smile!:) You're right, God has my back!:) Lori

Tristan said...

oh, i just love you so much Lori! You inspire me to be a better mother..all the time!!
I am praying for you..and knowing that you are in His hands and that you believe so strongly in Him..I am so thankful!!

And..i want to make handprint cookies too..hehe..you forgot that to the list ;)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Tristan- You are SO right! lol! I'm a bit too lazy to go to all the trouble to make the dough, though. Maybe I'll get inspired if you try it first? I wanted so badly to be at that slumber party! Don't think she lives too far away...;) Thanks so much for your sweet comment- love you, too! Lori

Danielle said...

Lori, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thank you so much, Danielle! How precious that we can pray and care for each other even though we have never met in person.:) God is amazing! Lori

Allyson said...

still praying, friend!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Allyson- I have carried the words that you told me years ago (Don't let the devil hold you in fear) in my heart. They have strengthened me SO many times!:) Thank you so much for continuing to pray for me, dear friend. Lori

Angel said...

So glad you decided to share 💗
You are still in my prayers. Miss you so much.

val said...

keeping you in my prayers :-)