This pic was taken Thursday night before we were leaving early Friday morning. Elena read to Lee until past her bedtime. She's very diligent! The next morning she got ready for school and said, "Mommy, can I pleeeeeeease read to Lee for a few minutes before school?" When Gretta said okay, she hopped up onto the sofa beside him and said, "Now, Lee, you're going to hear some stories you've never heard before . . . " and went right into her stories. Mind you, she can read lots of words, but she was totally making these stories up as she went. They were excellent, too! I know Lee misses the stories and he'll be as eager as she is to pick up where they left off when we see them next. I had to post this pic tonight because it reminds me of me. I'm so sleepy from having to take antihistamines to fight off the allergies that make me cough. As long as I take antihistamines, I don't cough, but if I let them run out of my system I start to hack. Ugh. It's that time of year; I'm lucky to have made it this far into the fall without problems. Lucky I can get plenty of sleep since I don't have any trains to catch!
I thank God for the precious memories to treasure and for so many blessings on this trip. It's been a wonderful time, but we'll be happy to be home soon! In the mean time we're enjoying every moment.
In 11/06 I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer. One of our daughters started this blog for me; it has been a way to keep everyone informed and give them a way to respond. In 9/11 the love of my life had a heart attack followed by a stroke and passed from this life. Holy cow, I still lived! I stumbled for 9 months and then met a wonderful man who had lost his wife to complications of breast cancer. In 8/12 we married. I learned that God gave us big enough hearts to love completely, again! On 2/26/13 I learned that the breast cancer is back in the bones, the lymph system, and the liver; I now have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, meaning it cannot be cured but it can be treated. I began treatments on 3/5/13; if they work, I can live year after year, so I'm praying that these treatments will work. I learned on 4/29/13 that they ARE working; I will continue as long as it works. This blog is about my challenges along the way. I pray that my story will be encouraging to those who read it. Attitude is everything and I believe that God provides. I give thanks for that and for your love, support, and prayers.