Saturday, January 31, 2009
I wanted to share a few Happy Snowmen with you. :-)
My husband and I went to visit my sister and mom yesterday evening. I was worried about our forthcoming discussion, but it was all good. Her spirits are high. Of course there is always some apprehension regarding such a major surgery, but she has put her faith in God and the doctors. I will be there with her before the surgery once again. I want so much to take all this pain and suffering from her, but I don't know how. All I can do is pray.
Today is a new day. I talked to her this morning and she was good. Thank you, Lord. Thank you for my sister.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
She also tells me that when I walk, I "wiggle" from side to side -- with an attitude. She makes me laugh with that one.
She likes mystery books -- I like romances.
She likes the classic, tailored look -- I like the casual, soft look.
She likes seafood -- I like seafood.
She likes short hair -- I like long hair (she says I never grew out of the "flower-child" look. I smile because she's right).
She likes traveling -- I'm more of a homebody.
She loves me and I love her. She is my sister.
Life is dealing us a rough one right now. She will go through surgery once again. The cancer is spreading too agressively and I am so worried for her. I continue to pray for healing. But it's so hard.
She is my sister, my friend.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I like to take pictures of nature in all its wonder.
Amazing what wind can do to clouds.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Years have passed and we have watched our children grow, get married, and some have children of their own. In all this time our friendship bond has always remained strong and steadfast. Lately, I have called her for comfort. She knows my sister and my mom. She foresees the struggle my sister will have with the cancer and prays for strength. We had a good talk and I left encouraged and hopeful.
I have to remain strong for them.
We talked about taking our beloved husbands to spend a weekend at the beach. A short trip of friendship, contemplation, and renewal. I think I would like that. Yes, I am truly blessed to have such a dear friend. As we parted, we hugged and I thanked her for coming to see me.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
My daughter later informed me that IKEA has a lot of sugar and creamers! I think we'll try the antique stores next - they're closer. Ha!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Tomorrow we all go back to work. It's been a good vacation, lots of rest. Tomorrow my sister also goes to see her oncology doctor. My mom will be with her and me, too. I 'm so glad she is letting me be there with her. I try to be good support for them. She looks good and she is regaining her strength. She is eating well and she feels like she is healing well. I get so excited because I believe in miracles and keep praying for a complete healing. She is my sister and I love her so much.
I asked her the other day how it is that we ended up here in California having grown up almost all our young lives in Idaho. My memory is short and I tend to forget some things. :-) I'm so glad we did come here because this is where I met my husband, but I just wanted to know. She reminded me that when it was time to go to college she did not want to stay in Idaho and go to the nearest community college -- our dad had told her that if we were to go to California (my dad loved California) then we needed to be near family. We have family near L.A. Cool. Therefore, she picked San Bernardino, waited for me to graduate, and together we came on July 4th, 1972 on the Greyhound bus. Can you imagine the thrill of seeing fireworks going off as we passed towns and cities via Salt Lake City. I was so happy to venture away from Idaho. And to come to California -- that was the ultimate. After she reminded me, I remembered.
We lived together her and I for the first two years -- she took care of me and hopefully I took care of her. Her friends were my friends and my friends were her's. We lived on rice and beans, jelly on crackers, and an occassional donut from Winchell's Donut House. She used to get frustrated with me when she would have to study for an exam and I didn't. Tests were easy for me. When I met my "honey" she met him, too. And the best part was that she liked him. The three of us go back so far.
Sometimes we take for granted the people who are around us, especially family. We know that they are always there when we need them.
We need to speak Life, goodness, and encouragement.
God bless us all