Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend

What a weekend!

We've really had some fun the past few days and I'm sad to see it end. The kids are at such a fun age for so many things (and at the age that can frustrate me to no end.) But the past several days have been pure family fun.

Saturday we went to the Y, colored eggs and went to church.
It has rained cats and dogs for pretty much a month now, but it has rained so much the past three days, there have been flash flood warnings all over town.

We woke up this morning to the Easter bunny having hid some eggs and filling our family basket with candy and toys.

After a leisurely morning we went to Mimi's Cafe for lunch. We were suppose to meet our friends Matt and Sally and their kids for lunch, but Sally woke up with a sore throat and they couldn't make it. Boo.

Call me lazy, but I decided I didn't want to cook a big holiday meal the day before another round of chemo. So I let Mimi do it for me.

I just love Easter weekend. I love the focus of what Jesus did for me on the cross. Although, I have to say, since January, there's been a lot of focus of that in my life. And for that, I am thankful for cancer. In some ways, Easter was just a continuation of what I've been experiencing. OBVIOUSLY I don't have that down... but things have come into focus. (unlike this picture.)

Steve and I sat down and prayed together tonight after the kids went to bed. I realized that I don't have the panic that I usually have on a Sunday before my rough week. I'm not looking forward to it, but I am experiencing God's peace. I have hope. I have joy.

What I don't have is much hair left. I thought I'd leave you with an Easter present and give you a glimpse of what I look like under that scarf.

Prayers would be appreciated. Pray that God would continue to kick cancer's butt through round 4 of chemo. Pray for minimal nausea and little fatigue. Pray that my depression that seems to accompany chemo would lift quickly. It is good to know that I have friends praying in my corner.


Carolyn said...

When I look at your picture, I see Jesus in your glowing face. The radiance of Christ is definitely shining through you! You look beautiful!

Praying for grace and strength to face tomorrow and the ability to feel all the love and prayers that are offered for you daily!

"i lift my eyes unto the hills, where does my strength come from? my help comes from the lord, the maker of heaven and earth." psalms 121:1-2

Karen said...

you look FANTASTIC - with or without the scarf. Really!! You are beautiful, my friend!

betseykerr said...

You look beautiful!!!

cindy q said...

Gorgeous! with or without scarf, with or without hair. We love you. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Praying for you today and throughout the week. Love you, Cindy

vwiller said...

I knew you would be a gorgeous bald woman! I knew it the moment you said it was going to happen...I think the smile contributes but gorgeous, you are gorgeous!

tricia k said...

You are the most beautiful bald woman I've seen! Not that you need to keep the look but you do look great, you are such an inspiration to me. I will keep praying for you, God is truly being gloried in your situation - you & Steve are amazing.

Heather Ruetschle said...

I am praying for you! Love the family shots of the coloring eggs, Mimi's and the couch!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Yay for a fun Easter weekend and letting someone else do the cooking! You are gorgeous! I am humbled you would share that with us.

The Halters said...

you are beautiful inside and out :) i trust the first two days this week have been good. that God's hand has been so evident to you and you have felt His strong yet loving arm wrapped around you. that you have a sense of the countless people who are in support of you whether you hear from them or not. that's one area i'm trying to improve. not just think about a person, but act on it and let them know they are in my thoughts. you, my dear, are in my thoughts, prayers, and spirit.