Today is Tuesday, November 29, 2011 — our 31st wedding anniversary. Yay for us!
Today was also a chemotherapy day... my third. And I guess this time it just flat wore me out... because it's nearly 8:30 p.m. and I'm just now getting started on a blog post. And I'm not sure that I'll finish it in the usual format. We'll see. Last time I bounced back pretty well, so I'm thinking that after a good night's sleep I'll be fine to go to work tomorrow.
One cool thing today, I was in middle of my treatment and a man came in carrying a bunch of pink balloons and a beautiful pale pink orchid.
His wife was having her last treatment for breast cancer today. The effort that he had put into making it a special day by surprising her with balloons and flowers was pretty fun to see. And as the day went on the two of them were joined by friends and family... such a big celebration and so fun to observe from my little corner of the room.
Now for some scripture.
"I pray with all my heart; answer me, Lord! I will obey your decrees. I cry out to you; rescue me, that I may obey your laws. I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words."
And, since it's getting quite late, I'll refrain from adding any of my own comments. But, I think you can tell that I'm pretty drawn to verses that pray for rescue and healing.
Finally, it's time for me to share the anniversary card that I made for Ken and slipped into his brief case this morning so that he would find it when he started setting up for a long day in the infusion room. My mom and dad always wrote love notes on the outside of the envelope to each other when they gave cards, so this year I decided to carry on that tradition. And Ken must be in the running for the best husband in the world. He's become something that we never anticipated at this point — a caregiver. It kinda stinks, really, but he is so good at it. I'm so thankful and don't think there is a better husband out there... at least not for me. I'm very blessed!
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Modern Wood Mats, Through the Trees, Little Labels); cardstock is PTI (Rustic White, Kraft); ink is Stampin' Up (More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip); twine is PTI (Rustic Jute); also used a PTI die (Jar Labels 2).
Whew! I finished the post before The Biggest Loser was over tonight... just barely. Hopefully my energy will be better tomorrow and I can do a more compete post.
Thanks so much for your prayers today and for the love that you continue to lavish on me and Ken. We're so appreciative! Love and hugs to you!!