Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bday news, and an update on Lucy

On my birthday, I wrote about Lucy Krull, a girl who lives in TN, USA, who is about 6(?) years old who has been fighting cancer for about 15 months. I wrote that I was sad to hear/read that it didn't look like she had much time left on this earth..well, I am here to report that while they are certainly not out of the woods yet, she is MUCH BETTER!! I was nearly crying (which I don't do often), knowing that this family would have to let go of their sweet daughter!!! SO glad that it looks like they will get to spend more time with her on this earth. Please pray, however, that she continues in this direction!

I also wanted to report on my friend D, who is 26 wks pregnant with their second baby. You may remember last year, when I was talking about Baby T, whom she lost due to a premature birth (24.5 wks). It looks like she will be deliver the baby in the next couple of weeks..please pray that she delivers the latest as possible. She is in STRICT bed rest at the hospital, and just waiting for to her deliver the baby.

Ok..on to other news...I had a great birthday. Hubs got away with not planning anything, since people from Vavenby were coming into a "Couple's Night Out" evening seminar. If you have never got a chance to hear Phil Callaway, you SHOULD!! It was a night of laughs, and provoking thoughts. Prior to that, tho, my two sets of aunts and uncles came in with two other couples (one, girl, who's bday is just a day before mine, and her hubby came in as well), so we had a great evening. I was a bit sad that mom and dad couldn't join us, but we went out aftewards for coffee:) We had a great dinner at White Spot, complete with chocolate cake!!

Last night, the girls who I go for coffee with gave me a lovely party at Montana's. We had a lot of good fun, laughter, and the food was amazing. They also gave me some really sweet gifts.

My last day of school was on Thursday. It was bitter sweet...glad that my crazy schedule is over, but sad that I won't be in a great class with some great ppl!!! I also have paid my first payment to school in the fall!!! It is all a bit daunting, but exciting at the same time.

Well, I should try and just relax for the rest of the day..just thought I will give you a quick update!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Two Little Girls....

Today my thoughts are on two precious little girls. I have been following their cancer struggles via blog. I have been following Kate's since nearly the day she was diagnosed with cancer, nearly three years ago..the other, Lucy, I guess I have been following for 15 months..I guess also since she got the diagnosis (her mom was already blogging about their family before Lucy got cancer..and she just continued on with the same blog for Lucy).

Kate is a little girl who (if I can remember correctly) is about 7 or 8. She was diagnosed with cancer June 2009. Her family has gone through extensive treatments for her...all the while praying, hoping and believing that she would fight it. It looks like she will. They have moved from AZ to CA (due to her dad's work), and I think their next move will be to wait and see if the cancer progresses or comes back. If I am reading correctly, it looks like she will make it....

Lucy, on the other hand, will not. She was diagnosed about 15 months ago, which, like Kate's family turned their lives upside down. It looked like she was doing well, and fighting it, but I went to their blog yesterday to find out that she only has weeks or even days to live. My heart is breaking for this family.

I see soo many similarities in this family....the girls are both middle (of three) children...both are from strong Christian Families, and they both have little brothers!! And they are both fighters. I can't imagine losing a sibling or a child to cancer (or anything for that matter). No parent should have to bury a child...

I don't know why God chooses to let one child live and let another die...it just seems so wrong...questions that I will ask when I get to heaven, for sure.

Please pray for the McRae, and Krull families...Kate's Mom Holly, and Lucy's mom, Kate, both have public blogs, which I will post here for you.

Lucy's blog: http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.ca/
Kate's Blog : http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate ( I think you may have to register with CB, but not totally sure...)

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Eve of my Birthday....

Just a quick(?) post, as I should be heading to bed. Tomorrow is my bday. I turn another year older. I can't believe I am the age I am..it's odd:( But I am ok (for the most part) about my age. On the most part, I am pretty happy...fairly healthy..and looking forward to the things God has in store for us!

I am nearly done my U-Prep English course. I can't believe that it is almost over. I am really enjoying it!! I love my teacher, and I have met some new friends. I have one BIG paper (we don't have exams) due next Thursday, and a few small projects, then we are done!!! It has been pretty hard balancing school, work, house duties, and time with hubby..not to mention just time to relax (and I don't necessarily mean my "coffee" time, either). I don't know how I will do when I go to school full time in the fall. Yes, I got accepted! There are still a few conditions, but for the most part, I am in! I am soo stoked!!

Aunty June's wedding was a blast! It was a gorgeous day, and everyone had a great time! June looked amazing...and very relaxed. I think she had a great day!!

I had her bridal shower last wknd..it was good, but a bit rushed..she enjoyed it anyway.

I think I will end this now..I promised you short, right?

Looking forward tomorrow..I have the whole day planned!!!