Monday, May 23, 2011

A Picture is Worth...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.
Or, if you know least 10,000!!!
I like to talk you see. I come from a long line of "talkers". We are the type of folks who will go on an on over some silly little thing....and most of the time it may not have been worth talking about!
However....apparently we are pretty good story tellers (or at least we like to think we are!)
Well, as much as I like to talk (and type) I've taken some time off from the blog for a few days...and even though I felt horribly guilty about not spending time here cultivating friendships and my was incredibly refreshing.

I'm sure you remember my last post about me taking our son Tristan down to Seattle Children's Hospital?
Well, our trip went fantastically (no traffic or misshaps....we even got some shopping in! My son has been taught well! )  However...sadly, the news we received there was not what I wanted to hear.
We are going down again in a few weeks for another MRI (this is his #3....he's 7) and hopefully that will tell us more about the involvement of the disease. I was hoping that he was going to be able to come off the chemo (methotrexate) shots...but no such luck....we may even have to increase the amount...icky.
The good news? Tristan is such a happy camper and does so well with all of this....that I can't complain.
He acts and looks fine (almost- he has some facial tissue loss...but you have to look hard for it) .
We are so blessed in the fact that Tristan is a really great patient; he takes all this in stride. God knew that he could handle all this...he's given him the strength...and somewhere deep inside me I know that God has given us that same strength. For heavens sake....there are children all over the world dying of hunger and horrible crimes.....who am I to get all weepy and freaked over a disease like this??? Yes, it's difficult. Surely it's expensive. Truly, I wish he didn't have to go through it. But at least he is otherwise healthy, nourished, and safe. That is more than most mothers can say for their children. I have vowed to be thankful even in these times....
I know this sounds pretty "Pollyanna-ish"....but really....there is always something to be Glad about. Apparently (according to the Pastor in the movie 'Pollyanna') there are 826 Glad verses in the Holy Bible.
I'm assuming that the good Lord wants us to be happy even here on's that nasty bugger Satan who keeps throwing all this "Sin/Crap" on's our part to look on the brighter side of things, and be
 Glad in Him.
 Rejoice for He is Good, His Love endures FOREVER!
Sometimes I think you might be dissapointed in me when I don't talk about the artsy/crafty stuff that I do....but then there are days that I just NEED to say what I'm feeling.
Tonight I just FELT that there were some words needed a sayin'
I'm sure that there is a reason I wrote this entire post without a plan in my head (which is rare).
If you needed to hear this....then I'm glad I wrote it....if you didn't .......well......I'd be surprised.
If you are offended, I'm sorry....but....this is who I am. And lastly, I hope that God can continue to put all sorts of lovely thoughts about livin' and life into my fills me up....and the cup runneth!!!

Cheers and blessings to you.....I'll be back soon to let you see what I've been up to around here!


  1. definitley not offended-i needed to b reminded to be thankful for the good things we have.sometimes it's hard.
    prayers for your little boy...maybe things won't be better this trip to the dr., but the next one :)

  2. I am certainly not offended. This post is a blessing! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tristan, and your sweet family.

    Ricki Jill

  3. Thank you so much for sharing from your heart!
    I will continue to be praying for your precious little guy! Though I only know you through the blogging world, you are in my prayers.

    I love Pollyanna!!!!

    This post was a good reminder and an encouragement.



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