This is as close as we'll ever get to walking the Appalachian Trail. This was on our hike up to Clingman's Dome when we were in Gatlinburg. We look like this today because we left here at lunchtime and it was warm. We went downtown and then to the Landing and it got cold. We were still in shorts, but we had light jackets with us. Lee felt so silly with shorts and jackets. We had a great time, though, and enjoyed the light and fountain show at the Landing.
I thank God for wonderful weather and plenty of clothes to wear to keep us warm. So may people across the world don't have enough and we are grateful to be so blessed.
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.