Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Heart full of joy

If you have been following my blog then you know that I had a couple of difficult, emotional days last week. I was reflecting back on those days today and thought I would share some of my thoughts with you.

When those dark moments come and fear creeps in, I certainly have the thoughts that you might imagine - concern for my family, for my friends, and for my church. But honestly, some of my thoughts might come as a surprise to you. In those moments of emotional breakdown my worries might not be what you think. Here are some of my typical thoughts:

1. Oh my gosh! I might die soon and I haven't even cleaned out my closet yet!
2. If I die, Mark will never find anything.
3. What about all the scrapbooks I was going to make and all the boxes of papers I have saved??
4. I can't die yet! I never finished (read "started") cross-stitching the Christmas stockings!

This explains the cleaning of my refrigerator on Saturday, and the great adventure of cleaning off my desk! I better get busy. I have a lot to do!

Radiation Recovery Update:
The fatigue is gone!
My feet don't hurt anymore unless I'm on them a lot.
The small wound I had has healed!
My stomach is pretty calm most days.
Still drinking room temperature water!

I appreciate all of you more than you know! Thank you for continuing to pray for me. I am praying for you too!

"Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. I always pray for you, and I make my request with a heart full of joy"  Philippians 1:3-4


  1. Laura I am praying you find as much love and concern and help as I have been in fighting my diagnosis and treatment/although I refuse to accept the cancer in my body I know the dr. says its there and I accept his radiation as being the treatment but not the only one.. prayer and faith and loved ones and a new Dr.Sandra Ellis have made Me the more confident patient I find myself today ..please read my blog .. http://cancernotreceived.blogspot.com


  2. Your not going anywhere till your 99 (runs in the family right!!!) so don't go cleaning and organizing papers just yet as there are lots of other things to do I'm sure!!!!

    It looks to me like your body is doing what God made the body to do and healing itself up and that means that it is strong which is a darn good sign. I'm happy about that!!!!!

    I pray your day today will be extravagantly joyful,fruitful, blessed and a continuance to complete restoration in your body.

    Peace to you" - Jesus (Luke 24:36)

  3. I agree with Libby. Sit back and rest - you have many, many years to get all those things done. We continue to pray for you.

  4. Hi Laura, Well said Libby and ditto!! Luv ya Laura....you are in my thoughts and prayers every day!!
    V Dismuke