If you had mentioned Port to me a month ago, I would have figured you were talking about some kind of fancy dessert wine. And, YUM, I might add.
Today, I got a double port. Not so YUM, I might add. But to tell you the truth, this is one of the first days I'm feeling positive. (Maybe the Zoloft is kicking in. Maybe it's because the Cable Guy came to get us hooked up. Maybe it's the Percocet they have me on. Maybe it's the Lord. Who really can tell.)
Don't get me wrong, there is a pain in my side (where the abdomen port is) that hurts worse than when they filleted me open. (Maybe it was the morphine that time.) But all in all I feel like, Okay... one step closer to getting rid of this thing once and for all. Chemo starts bright and early Monday morning. And then again Tuesday morning. And then again the following Monday. And then a break and then start again. So, I may change my merry little tune.
But shoot, I'll take a merry little tune for today. The weather here was amazing (granted, I didn't really enjoy it since I slept the day away. But my kids did and that made me happy.) Isn't it funny how weather can affect so much? Maybe it shouldn't be that way... but it is.
I'm also humbled by God's provision for us. Several of my friends, and even several friends of friends, held a "Bloggy Fundraiser" yesterday. They each did a post about me and my story. They asked their readers to consider giving $5 to help cover the cost of expenses. They called the event *GimmEfive*. Cute, right? What's cuter? The $2,000 that was raised in 24 hours! Amazing! Check it out at the CaringforE website. This whole thing is one big fat humbling experience.
So, thank you if you have contributed. Thank you if you have cooked a meal. Thank you if you have sent a gift card. Thank you if you have cleaned my house. Thank you if you have sent a box of treats for me in the mail. Thank you if you dropped a card in the mail. Thank you if you have left a comment. Thank you if you have prayed for me. Thank you for understanding if a thank you note doesn't get to you in a timely manner (shoot, or at all!) Thank you seems so little and limited. But I am humbled and grateful. Thank you.